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Old April 11th, 2014, 09:01 AM
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Speedometer Unstable

I installed a new speedometer cable and new speedometer (removed the KPH and installed an MPH) and the needle is bouncing all over the place.

I was a bit leery of the new cable since it had a plastic shaft at the speedometer end while the old one was metal.

Is this a problem of the pickup gone bad?

I have a GPS with the speed displayed as a backup for now.
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Old April 11th, 2014, 10:04 AM
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I installed a new speedometer cable and new speedometer (removed the KPH and installed an MPH) and the needle is bouncing all over the place. I was a bit leery of the new cable since it had a plastic shaft at the speedometer end while the old one was metal. Is this a problem of the pickup gone bad? I have a GPS with the speed displayed as a backup for now.
Yeah that setup is crap. Look at converting to a electronic VDO with YBE pickup. Plenty of threads on the subject if you search.
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