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AutoMeter vehicle speed sensors generate the signal you need to make installing an AutoMeter electric speedometer in your vehicle quick and easy. Compatible with GM and Chrysler transmissions with a 7/8" -18 threaded speedometer cable output, this vehicle speed sensor outputs a 16 pulse per revolution (PPR), 12v square wave signal. Featuring a mechanical cable output, this sensor has the ability to retain the mechanical cable in applications with mechanically driven cruise control.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I bought this a couple years ago, still working amazing. It was super simple to work in and gave me the ability to have the customer dash I wanted.
Date published: 2018-10-01
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I have a 89 chevy silverado and it has you auto meter speedo the mech to electrical and it failed Is there warranty on this part I need another

Asked by: JThomp
Thank you for your question. Autometer gauges have a 1 year warranty. Please give us a call at 866-248-6356 and we can troubleshoot or get the warranty process started.
Answered by: Alex at AutoMeter
Date published: 2024-05-14

Sir running your electronic speedo on my car from signal generator on trans I purchased from you a 16 pulse unit . The car also has painless 1994 Chevrolet LT1 harness for F.I. which needs 40 pulse signal . Do I have to stack signal generators up

Asked by: stingshop
Please give our tech support team a call so we can better understand your question. You can reach us at: 866.248.6357
Answered by: Alex at AutoMeter
Date published: 2024-04-24

Will this sensor work on a Tremec TKO600?

Asked by: SDR1
You will likely need this speed sensor for your Tremec:
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2023-10-10

`will this sensor create the proper signal for a 1995 Chevy 1500 with the speed signal buffer

Asked by: Ryaa
This device will provide signal to our electric speedometers. It is not designed to provide a signal to the PCM or an OEM speedometer.
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2023-08-08

I am attempting to replace an 8 pulse with this 16 pulse sender to get a more accurate reading. The application is a Mack semi truck. Can you tell me what the square pin size is? I think in the truck world there is a .187 or .15 inch size. Thank you

Asked by: IP90
The drive key is .104" square drive.
Answered by: Thomas From AutoMeter
Date published: 2023-07-10

I have a TH400 with the gear vendor overdrive and a 5291 speed sensor. How Do I hook up the 2 wires from the gear vendor Signal generator ( Purple and green) to the 3 wires on the 5291 sendor ( Red White and black) Any help would be greatly appreciated

Asked by: Tony69Z28
This is a more tech support related question and will require some additional information from you to answer. We would recommend contacting our Tech Support Team via email or phone:
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2023-07-05

Would this sensor work for a tachometer as well?

Asked by: Hags
The 5291 is designed expressly as a vehicle speed sensor. It is not advised to drive any tachometer.
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2023-06-12

Hi I have an old Dodge truck with a NP435 manual transmission, will the sender fit this, thanks. Martin

Asked by: Big M
So long as your transmission has a male 7/8"-18 thread of the cable drive, this speed sensor will work.
Answered by: Thomas From AutoMeter
Date published: 2023-10-15
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