Speedo Cable Fix

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Re: Speedo Cable Fix

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Am I right in thinking that all XU powered BX's had the same bottom cable? I bought mine from LCS louth.
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Re: Speedo Cable Fix

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As you said 'if anyone needs one' :) I do. Mine is now flickering somewhere between 25mph and 35mph I just go for the middle when approaching cameras :)

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Ours died on the trip home from the sale- so if there is to be any sort of group buy situation we'd be interested!

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It looks like we are soon 10 people who want one.
We just need to decide who wants to give the instructions to the company.
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Re: Speedo Cable Fix

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Well, there seems to have been a stall on this idea so I thought i'd put forward another suggestion.

This company were recommended on the XM.co.uk forum:
http://www.speedycables.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This is the relevant info from the original post:



Replacment Cables - SPEEDY CABLES

Postby jamieb » Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:55 am
I can recommend Speedy Cables London Ltd. They were in Islington before moving to Wales, hence the name.

I sent all the bits of my S1 speedo cable to them and they made a new one and sent it back almost by return of post. Also answered all emails etc etc. Can't remember how much the new cable was but I think it was no more than £25.00.



The good bits are the communication and swiftness with which the order was completed, in contrast to the other company mentioned.
So is anyone else interested? And does anyone have a cable or cables out of the car to send to be copied?

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Am I right in thinking that all XU powered BX's had the same bottom cable? I bought mine from LCS louth.
I've just looked and I've got three. All different lengths...
Longest has just come out of the TZD estate. Can't measure it accurately as the outer is stretched (got caught up as I removed the gearbox...) but I suspect the company could use it as a pattern.
Middle one came from another 1990/1991 TZD.
Shortest one is new - came from Tim and I think is the one mentioned above. We both thought it was for a TD but not sure if it's going to fit...
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Hello, I'd like one too! Speedo jumping about at 30 odd mph...don't know which cable our GTi has though, can anyone advise? Thanks!

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Jumping speedo's are a common BX trait. Just a case of living with it till it goes pop. All to do with the cable being two lengths on a RHD variant. I suppose if speedy cables made a replacement in one length it would solve the problem. Question-why didn't Citroen make the cable one length in the first place?
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mds141 wrote:Jumping speedo's are a common BX trait. Just a case of living with it till it goes pop. All to do with the cable being two lengths on a RHD variant. I suppose if speedy cables made a replacement in one length it would solve the problem. Question-why didn't Citroën make the cable one length in the first place?

Well, thats obvious, built in early obselecence [if ive spelt it right]. Same with the manual side window adjusters, especially on MK 1s. They are designed to break so you have to buy a replacement, keep the parts suppliers in business. Bloody glad ive plenty of spares of both.


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Not sure if there's a difference between Mk1 & Mk2 cables, but I'd be interested in a spare.

Speedy Cables are well known in the classic car world and have a good reputation for quality and service.
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Mk1 and Mk2 cables differ, the top cable on Mk1 is half the length as it comes in behind the speedo binnacle not the glovebox and runs behind the dash.
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Re: Speedo Cable Fix

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Well there certainly seems to be a fair degree of interest. Thanks Tim for that info.

I am a BX noob so I need a bit of help from those that know better regarding cables for mk1 and mk2 and variants therof.

If we started a list and knew what everyone needed, then perhaps a group buy could be arranged. I don't know if you guys do this kind of thing on here....the only impediment could be if there are too many variations in cable type to make a straight group buy feasible.

I'll put my name down first. If anyone is interested copy and paste your name and we can see what transpires....apologies if this isn't done on here- just thought some action might get things going!


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An Ex Citroen mechanic recently posted on here that a common fix for speedo jump was to disconnect the joint in the speedo cable and infill the gap betewwen the two cables with a very small piece of welding wire or similar to slightly lengthen the cable again to eliminate the wear. Haven't tried it myself and I know it won't work for all but may well be worth trying first seem as it is such a simple fix?
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Defender110 wrote:An Ex Citroën mechanic recently posted on here that a common fix for speedo jump was to disconnect the joint in the speedo cable and infill the gap between the two cables with a very small piece of welding wire or similar to slightly lengthen the cable again to eliminate the wear. Haven't tried it myself and I know it won't work for all but may well be worth trying first seem as it is such a simple fix?
Here you go fellow, THIS is the thread with that info from 'BX-pert' :wink:

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I now need a new cable as well! Can I join the queue? I was fed up with failed instrument panel lighting. So pulled out the panel and changed all the bulbs but in doing so broke the end of the speedo cable. I now have a well-illuminated dead speedo. Are there any BX's left with working speedos!? E
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