Speedo Cable Fix

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Re: Speedo Cable Fix

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I have contacted Speedy Cables and asked if I should send them the old one.
Below is their response, and can someone tell me if it is easy to get the old cable out (I have no axle stands or car lift)

here speedy cables response:
Best to send us the old cable as a pattern and then we can let you have a price. If it is a 2 piece cable we need both halves as we would make a one piece cable. Providing end fittings are standard most speedo cables are between £23 - £30 plus p&c and VAT.
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Eric Brough wrote: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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Are there any BX's left with working speedos!?
Yep - it doesn't even wobble much, just wavers when clocking up 100's.
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All four of mine work, the GT and DTR are rock steady but the TZI and TRS wobble below 50.....
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All of mine wobble below 60km/h (9o'clock)
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Dare I tempt fate and say both mine work and in the no wobble catagory.
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Mine appears to wobble at all speeds, so put me down for a spare for later use (Mk 2 TZD) - thanks :)
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Strange isn't it. Mine only wobbles at 5-10 mph and is fine all the way to 125 mph. [-X
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I finally got my Garage to remove the old speedo cable so I plan to post this to the speedo makers soon.
Only problem The photo at the beginning of this thread shows a grey bit at the top end of the speedo, my cable hasn't got this. Does this matter ? actually, this may have broken off ?!
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That's the retaining clip / shroud for holding it into the speedo head so quite an etential piece.
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I brought the car to the garage just to take this cable out, but if parts are missing I will create a new post and ask for a sample cable.
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Is it okay to take the Speedo cable out and still use the car?
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puddock wrote:Is it okay to take the Speedo cable out and still use the car?
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You should really have a working speedo at all times but ive had cars in the past where they havent worked for a while.
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Satnav is a good temporary speedo. I wouldn't dream of driving anything without some sort of speed indicator.

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Good to know, thanks. Speedo's been broken for months, after approx 5hours of ownership! Just wasn't sure if removing it would stop something else from working. I sometimes use satnav as a Speedo but mostly just judge by the rev counter. GPS tends to be a bit dodgy in heavy cloud/rain and I live in Scotland! :lol:

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