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SPEED SENSOR, MECH TO ELEC, GM & CHRYSLER, 7/8"-18 THREAD, HALL EFFECT, 16 PULSE

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Description:

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.

Quick Specs

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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REVIEWS:

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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QUESTIONS:

Have an NP203 transfer case. Do I need any adapter or does this screw straight in? 

Asked by: Trebdawg13
Hello! If this is an earlier model with a threaded cable output for your speedometer, our 5291 should screw right in.
Answered by: Natalia from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-10-06

Do you make a hall type speed sensor that has provision to also attach a mechanical speedo cable to ? I would like to keep my original mechanical speedo and also send a signal to my pcm without using a wheel sensor or external tailshaft sensor.

Asked by: Lance61F100
We do not offer anything like this. You would only have the option of using a mechanical speedometer of switching over to an electronic speedometer.
Answered by: Steve from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-05-21

I have a 85 s10 T5 trans (mechanical speedo) with a 1993 2.5 engine Will this 5291 adapter give me the correct pulses per mile for the 1993 ECM and still allow me to connect the mechanical speedo cable?

Asked by: Rober
Hi Rober, This 5291 speed sensor is designed to operate our electric speedometers. It will not supply a correct VSS signal to your ECM. Thanks, Jim
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-05-17

Have a 87 gmc jimmy need transfer case to convert from cable to electric

Asked by: Jose v
Thank you for your inquiry. The 5291 will work to drive our electric speedometers on your GM product. It will not drive OEM speedometers.
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-02-14

MATE I GOT FORD TRANSIT 1997. IT HAS GMH V6 MOTOR AND TURBO HYDRAMATIC 700 AUTO TRANSMISSION (AFTER MODIFICATION), VAN HAS ELECTRIC FORD CLUSTER/SPEEDO. SHALL IT BE USED IN THIS SCENARIO???

Asked by: NADE
Thank you for your inquiry. This speed sensor will not work with OEM instruments.
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-01-28

Would this unit work with a you speedometer

Asked by: Rick 37
Thank you for your inquiry. The 5291 is designed to operate with all of our electric speedometers except those designed for GPS operation.
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2020-01-20

I currently have a 700R4 in my 68 Firebird and the stock speedo reads about 15 MPH fast, will this cause the sensor to be off as well? Does this need to be corrected before installing the sensor? Thanks!

Asked by: Manticore
Thank you for your question. Please call our tech line at 866-248-6357 for assistance.
Answered by: Steve from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-12-31

When I install it on the trans, tighten the nut it is loose.  Should it be?

Asked by: Nova
Thank you for your question. While typically everything will fit snugly, subtle differences from one application to the next can cause the mounting nut or housing to appear a little lose. The most important thing is that the small drive key sticking out of the speed sensor is securely meshing with the drive gear in the transmission. As long as that connection is secure and it is turning properly, the sensor should work just fine paired with any of our electric speedometers.
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-11-14

HI EVERYONE, I HAVE A ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION AND MECHANICAL SPEEDOMETER, I WOULD WORK? OR WHAT IS MY OPTION? OR WHAT SENSOR I NEED? THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!

Asked by: HOMERTJ
Thank you for your question. The mechanical speedometer is cable driven so you will need to get a electronic speedometer to get this to work with your speed sensor.
Answered by: Steve from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-10-23

I have one of your new mechanical speedometers in a gauge cluster. What do I need besides this to make it work?

Asked by: Hustlinbill
Thank you for your question. If you are using this with one of our electric style speedometers you would only need to supply your own wiring in order to get the signal wire from the sending unit to the back of the gauge. If you have a mechanical speedometer this unfortunately will not work as those are cable driven.
Answered by: Steve from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-10-22

Does this suit your speedo product #1879

Asked by: Bob W
Yes everything works perfect.
Answered by: Bill678
Date published: 2019-08-21

Will this generator, or the (seemingly) similar Rostra 8000 pulses-per-mile type, be able to feed (via wire splice) the Autometer speedometer AND several other accessories (GV P-type, the Rostra cruise control)?

Asked by: ABW66
Thank you for your question. No, you would not be able to connect multiple devices to this sensor. However, our electric speedometers do have an output terminal on them to send a signal to a cruise control or other device if necessary. So you can run this to the speedometer, then run the speedometer output to one of your other devices.
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-07-30

Hi, could this sender run on a ZF S6-40 gearbox of a Corcette C4? Thanks, Fabio.

Asked by: Vanze
Thank you for your question. Yes, this is the sensor we would recommend for your application.
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-08-25

My 97 46re states the factory vss is a 8 pulse/rotation. I need a vss and cable drive for the vehicle I’m transferring this trans into. Will the 16 pulse per rotation cause an issue?

Asked by: 51spud
Thank you for your inquiry. Our 5291 speed sensor is designed to operate with our electric speedometers. It will not work properly to supply a signal to any OEM powertrain control module.
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-07-02

Hi I have a LS in my Pontiac with a th400 gearbox will the VSS plug from the harness plug in the this I’m running a manual speedo cheers 

Asked by: Mark c
Thank you for your question. No, this does not convert from an electric signal to a mechanical signal. It will take a mechanical signal from a transmission and convert it to an electric signal for an electric speedometer. It does not work the other way around.
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-06-24

I have a 1963 GMC that I have put a Tremec 5 speed with an electric speedometer hook up. Will this unit work hooking the electronic hook up to the original mechanical speedometer in the truck?

Asked by: T-Rebel
Thank you for your question. No, this unit installs directly into a mechanical transmission and converts the signal to an electric speed signal. It does not work the other way around.
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-06-12

Is this unit have cable ends on both sides. I mean if I attach this to my jeep transfercase that uses a cable can I still attach the cable to the output side of this sender?

Asked by: Mike369
Thank you for your question. Yes, this sensor has a mechanical output you can hook a speedometer cable to.
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-06-04

Hi, kindly help me with more details about hall effect speed sensor.

Asked by: Ngugi
Thank you for your inquiry. You may call our tech support number at 867-248-6357 for further information regarding the 5291.
Answered by: Jim from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-05-28

Will this sender work on a 1990 dodge dakota with the auto trans? I think it has a 42rh in it. I intend on using it with your spedo.

Asked by: Nick65
Thank you for your question. Yes, this should certainly work for your application.
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-04-30

I have a mechanical speedometer from autometer that I installed in a model A, but I have a 700R4 tranny that's electrical. will the speed sensor (5291) work on my car.

Asked by: mike m
The sensor outputs a square wave electrical signal. If by mechanical, you mean the gauge requires a rotating speedometer cable, then no it will not work.
Answered by: RFS_ST
Date published: 2019-02-27

I have a 4l60 trans and I have a mechanical autometer speedometer will this work

Asked by: Scooter
Hi Scooter, thank you for the question. To drive a mechanical speedometer with a 4L460E trans that features an electronic VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor), you would need some type of electronic to mechanical conversion. Basically the opposite of our 5291 sender. There are a few out there in the marketplace, but we do not currently offer one.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2019-01-18

Gday Autometer. I have one of these fitted to my Holden one tonner via a custom dash. I am running a GM Trimatic gearbox that has the push in type speedo cable, how does this unit attach to the gearbox? Is there a threaded adapter to suit??

Asked by: Troydy
Thank you for the question. Our 5291 is designed to thread onto a GM style 7/8-18 threaded style cable output. If you have a cable output/speedometer drive gear that is not threaded, it will need to be replaced (if possible) with a threaded style. Otherwise, if there is no electronic signal present in the form of a VSS, you will need to provide some type of alternative method to drive the speedometer like a 5289 GPS sender or a universal sender, such as our 5290.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-12-05

Hello! I have a 79 cj5 with T18 tranny with a model 20 transfer case. Will this fasten right to that?

Asked by: 79cj5man
Thank you for your question. As long as it still has a drive gear with a threaded output a speedometer cable would normally attach to, yes, you can attach this directly to that.
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-11-29

Hi would this work on a w58 toyota supra gearbox? Thanks

Asked by: Julian
Hi Julian, thank you for the question. On a later model transmission that was originally equipped with a VSS, we'd recommend getting the proper Toyota VSS replacement. If it's an earlier model with a cable output, to run an AutoMeter electronic speedometer you'd need to run either a GPS speedometer or sender or our 5290 universal sender.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-11-21

Can this speed sensor be mounted inside the cab under the dash of my truck? If so, is it noisey? Does it leak any kind of oil or fluids? Thank you.

Asked by: Anonymous
No, it mounts directly to the transmission, replacing the OEM mechanical speedo cable. Easy to mount, just "bolts" right on, but make sure you have the correct size - there are two. I mounted mine on a TH350 trans, which required the 7/8" version. Then run 3 wires, +12v (can grab that from the starter or battery, or fuse box), ground (can use a transmission case bolt), and the speed signal, which runs to the speedometer (can run it where the OEM cable you are replacing ran).
Answered by: RFS_ST
Date published: 2019-06-13

Have a 4L85E with the (TOSS/VSS) speed sensor and a 1388 electric speedometer.  Will the 5291 speed sensor work with this transmission and controller?

Asked by: Neill
Thank you for your question. Our 1388 speedometer can connect directly to the VSS on your transmission. 5291 would be used to convert from a speedometer cable to an electric speedometer.
Answered by: Zach from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-09-28

I have a 1987 Jeep Wrangler with np207 transfer case with mechanical cable output. My tire size is larger than stock. With this sensor and the Autometer electronic speedometer could I calibrate for correct speed? Or would a GPS speedometer be recommended?

Asked by: Steven
Hi Steven, thank you for the question. Yes, this sender (5291) along with any AutoMeter electronic speedometer can be calibrated to your Jeep using our simple "push the button, drive 2 miles, push again" calibration. A GPS Speedometer would also work and would avoid any connection to the transmission and would be calibrated right out of the box.
Answered by: Matt from AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-08-20

I’m doing an ls swap in my 1983 Chevy k20 4x4 will this work to give a vss signal to the engine pcm?

Asked by: Balou
Thank you so much for contacting us. Unfortunately, this, or any of our senders are probably not going to work to drive your PCM. The PCM is looking for a sine wave signal at a very specific pulse per mile rate. This outputs a square wave signal at a different rate. These are designed to drive our gauges. You'll want to use the output from the transmission your PCM is looking for. Sorry for the bad news.
Answered by: Joseph At AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-07-10

does the 1388-m gauge come with a sensor of not what sensor do i use for a turbo 350 teansmission

Asked by: kenA
Hi Ken, thank you so much for contacting us. The 1388-M does not include a sensor. For use with a TH350, you'll want this sender (5291). Hope this helps!
Answered by: Joseph At AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-05-29

I have a 1979 CJ5-304 converted with 1988 Chevy TBI. Will the 5291 work for the speed sensor input on the Chevy PCM and attach to my Jeep stock t-case and speedo cable?

Asked by: Stupid Jeep Conversion
Thank you so much for contacting us. While the 5291 would work great if you were driving an AutoMeter speedometer, it will not work with the factory equipment on your vehicle. The Chevy PCM really wants to see the Chevy speed signal, which was a sine wave (as opposed to the square wave output from our sender). Sorry for the bad news.
Answered by: Joseph At AutoMeter
Date published: 2018-05-14
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