my speedometer jumped from 39k's to 69k's overnight when the car was parked. I suspect a short of some kind. Ever heard of such a thing. It's reading is authinticated as 39 k's.

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Asked by May 13, 2010 at 06:42 PM about the 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Inhereted the car from my 89 yr old mother on 03/15/2010.  She sighned over the title, I had it inspected in New Hampshire, got the plates for it and all with only 39,8oo miles registered in the adimeter.  I drove it around a couple of miles each day, (I'm retired) and have no need to go very far.  A week ago, I noticed that the milage was now 69,859 miles on the adimeter.  Nobody drives the car other then myself.  Something hapened to that leading number.  Since i don't know about speedometers, I'm Baffled.

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Had the speedometer looked at by specialist. They analyzed it as defective solder on most of the board. The solution was to find a similar instrument console and reset it to the correct milage. Finally, a cluster that works great.

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