Speedometer gauge needle is pegged

Tiny
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After pulling the instrument cluster to change some burned bulbs, my speedometer gauge needle is laying at a pegged out position. All other gauges and lights work. The speedometer appears to be electronically controlled. Did I miss connecting something when I reassembled it?

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Sunday, July 29th, 2012 AT 11:44 PM

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Tiny
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If no cable for speedo it will be electric, proberbly you need to ensure all plugs are clipped in securely into the cluster.

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Monday, July 30th, 2012 AT 11:54 AM
Tiny
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I found that by carefully reaching into the cluster face with a long skinny tool, I was able to physically move the speedometer dial over to zero. It worked fine when I reinstalled it. I must have forced the dial over to the pegged out position when I was changing cluster bulbs.

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012 AT 5:28 AM

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