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Old April 22nd, 2011, 06:34 PM
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Removing 97 Speedo

Tried to remove my speedo last nite so I could send it out to get repaired. Workshop manual makes it sound pretty simple: remove 4 screws, unhook multiplug... Couldn't for the life of me get the multiplug unplugged from the back of the speedo though. Looked for any release tabs and couldn't see any. Didn't want to pull too hard on it in fear of breaking something.

Could it just be super tight from age or am I missing something? Anyone have any pics of the plug removed and of the back of the instrument cluster when removed?
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 12:14 AM
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I agree, it's pressed in there. Press the tab, and give it a jiggle from side to side. It will give.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 12:18 AM
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I don't even see a tab on mine. Any pics?
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 06:11 PM
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It's one of those tricky bastards that's integrated into the plug.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 11:59 PM
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Really? I'll have to give it another look. It seemed completely solid to me but I know there has to be something there. Thanks.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 07:34 PM
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Thanks, I think the 97 must be different since the odometer is digital? At least I didn't see a speedo cable...
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Ok, gave this thing a go again and no luck still. Attaching some pics to see if I'm missing something. Thought about loosening those screws on each side but didn't want to cause any more issues if those are unrelated. I put a small screwdriver in the bottom slot (where the #2 is) in hopes that there was a plug release in there but nada.

I know someone here has removed it before. What's the trick?
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Old May 30th, 2011, 05:17 PM
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It may just be stuck in there... have you tried some old fashioned brute force with some channel locks, rocking it back and forth?

You are right, I don't see any clip on there.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 06:11 PM
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Yeah, tried force but maybe not enough. I didn't want to break something and really fuck myself...
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Old May 30th, 2011, 08:32 PM
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Meh, not much to break. If you happen to smash the shell it's just spade connectors inside anyway.
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no trick to it. Just pull!!!!
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Ok, cool, I'll muscle it out...
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