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Old December 11th, 2008, 02:14 PM
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Replacing upper speedo cable '94

Any gotchas here that I need to know about? I am going to be following Hans' write up to get the odometer working again, but I also need to replace the cable. Searched around and couldn't find any info.

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Old December 11th, 2008, 02:22 PM
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Very easy to replace. the bottom end unscrews from the VSS housing. The top end just pulls out. The only trick on removing the cable is to make sure to grab hold of the connector, not the cable, or you could break it. Snaps back in, just a simple push.

But I can't stress it enough. Once you get the speedo case opened, do NOT touch the needle. I'm not kidding when I say it's as fragile as a watch spring, since that's exactly what it's connected to. And when you get it out of the housing, don't touch the little twisted tabs on the back of the guts.

My fix really is a last-ditch try to save the speedo, there is a lot that can go wrong in it, so no guarantees that it will fix your problem. Take your time, be careful, and only touch what you have to. Also, be careful taking it out of the dash, the light bulbs are easy to break off too.

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Old December 11th, 2008, 02:30 PM
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Gracias. I have seen the speedo side of the cable, just never bothered to follow the other end down to where it connected, so I wasn't sure.

The reason I have to replace it is that the plastic housing that attaches to the speedo is broken. I am supposing the new cable comes with this same housing and that is how it connects to the speedo right?
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Yep, it just pushes into the back of the speedo and clicks into place. It's called a "Eurosnap" connector, and it seems that only 2 or 3 companies used the thing before everybody went to electronic speedometers.

On the bottom end, prepare to get dirty. It's on the inner side of the driver side framerail, above the transmission crossmember. Mine came right off with a pair of slip-jaw pliers, wasn't seized on or anything. That end of it is a standard 5/8" threading.

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Ya that should be good and nasty in there. Thanks for the help.
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