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Old October 4th, 2013, 08:30 AM
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VDO Speedometer Connector

My speedometer took a shit, so I ordered a VDO vision series replacement. The back of the speedometer has a place for a multiplug, which is not included. I searched the forum and did see a part number for the connector. With a good search, I found http://www.jegs.com/i/VDO/918/240-02...oductId=760377 but it does not look like it will work in the back of the speedometer. Does anyone have the correct part number?

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Old October 4th, 2013, 09:21 AM
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Old October 4th, 2013, 09:40 AM
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I saw that thread in my search, but didn't think it was relevant. That will be helpful for wiring it up. I didn't realize the connector is the same as a 97 D90. I didn't see a part number for a replacement connector in the Land Rover D90 electrical library. Did I miss the part number in that thread?
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Old October 4th, 2013, 10:31 AM
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Is there a reason you do not want to use push connectors ? You could have it done today if you just use the push connectors.
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Is there a reason you do not want to use push connectors ? You could have it done today if you just use the push connectors.
Female spade connectors? I think that will look a little cheesy in my opinion. If its available I'd rather use the correct connector.
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I've looked before and never been able to find one.
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Everyone else has done spade connectors and we don't have a rash of wiring problem threads, so I think it's pretty safe.
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Everyone else has done spade connectors and we don't have a rash of wiring problem threads, so I think it's pretty safe.
I'm not worried about having an electrical issues, I'd just rather have the correct connector if its available. FWIW I check through all of our replacement connectors at the dealership, and we don't have any.

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I've looked before and never been able to find one.
Did you ask VDO by any chance?
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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/vdo-240-053/overview/ ?

The only other alternative is a six-wire connector. Does that speedo have an integrated odometer?

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With a good search, I found http://www.jegs.com/i/VDO/918/240-02...oductId=760377 but it does not look like it will work in the back of the speedometer.
Why do you think it will not work? According to VDO, that is the correct connector...
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Old October 4th, 2013, 03:39 PM
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I see

You are building an Apple computer.

I may have one of these connectors used.

What do you have to trade?
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My speedometer took a shit, so I ordered a VDO vision series replacement. The back of the speedometer has a place for a multiplug, which is not included. I searched the forum and did see a part number for the connector. With a good search, I found http://www.jegs.com/i/VDO/918/240-02...oductId=760377 but it does not look like it will work in the back of the speedometer. Does anyone have the correct part number?

A pic of the speedometer for reference...



The socket housing moulded (molded ) into the back of the VDO speedometer, looks like an AMP Fastin/Faston 6.3mm (") terminal connector.

It looks as though it's moulded to accept both the 6-way and 8-way female connector, depending on the number of terminals used by the speedometer.

AMP Fastin/Faston connectors are available from most Auto-Electrics sellers in the UK, British Wiring do them in the US -


http://www.britishwiring.com/6-Way-1...tor-p/c846.htm





http://www.britishwiring.com/8-Way-1...tor-p/c848.htm




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Why do you think it will not work? According to VDO, that is the correct connector...
Just based on the picture. It doesn't look like it has the notches like the back of the Speedo does. I'll order one and see what I get.
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