Speedo Cable Fix

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Re: Speedo Cable Fix

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The speedo wobbles on my TXD, its not too bad, but the noise it makes is quite audable these day's, it makes quite a rattling sound. Does anyone know of a way to cure the noise?
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Re: Speedo Cable Fix

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MULLEY wrote:The speedo wobbles on my TXD, its not too bad, but the noise it makes is quite audable these day's, it makes quite a rattling sound. Does anyone know of a way to cure the noise?
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Re: Speedo Cable Fix

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Cheers, i'll give that a try :)
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Re: Speedo Cable Fix

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Send my broken cable off to Speedy Cables on Saturday morning, only to recieve a call today saying my new cable was ready, so I called and paid for the item (£39) and the lady informed me it would be dispatched today. Brilliant, so far really impressed with the service, just hope the cable itself matches this service. Will keep you guys informed once i've fitted the new one, hopefully Thursday.
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Re: Speedo Cable Fix

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Got my speedo cable back Wednesday morning, that's right I only paid for it Tuesday afternoon. So all in it took them three working days, including delivery times to complete the job and it cost me £39 all in, not too bad I don't think. Quality of the cable is good, fitted it this afternoon an the needle operates very smoothly with no wobbling, so i'm a happy BXer today. Can definately reccommend Speedy Cables (London) ltd.
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I was just about to post the 2 bits of cable to have the new one made. However I still have some doubts. The top part, which I got from Rd27 should be the right one but now I realised that even the 2 lower ones I have are of different lenght.
The one that came with rd27's cable is shorter but hasn't got the metal piece that seems to go into the gearbox. The other lower one I have is complete but it is a bit longer.

In addition to the 2 cables above, I still have my original one on my car, although the top one has been removed the lower one is still there. How easy is it to get this one out, just to make sure I send the right one for my car.
Can I just pull ?
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Re: Speedo Cable Fix

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Speedy cables refitted the gearbox connection onto my new cable, if you want to remove your lower cable, just locate the gearbox connection which is on the top of the gearbox at the back, towards the bulkhead, pull out the rubber retaining pin (cotter pin) and the cable will be free from the gearbox. If the upper part has already been removed the lower part should just pull through the rubber grommet on the bulkhead into the engine compartment. Et voilà.
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Thank you Ryan, that was very easy for a change. I have packed it and will post my cable to Speedy Cables tomorrow.
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Re: Speedo Cable Fix

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Good, glad to hear you're on your way to getting it sorted.
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I got my new cable and had it fitted by the garage just before christmas.
Unfortunately the speedo does still not work. The mechanic says it is the speedo itself that breaks the cables !?
Is there a easy solution to this ? are new speedo's easy to find.
On top of this since my last visit to the Garage the whole part where the speedo sits does not fit properly and the indicator does not switch off automatically anymore.
I am sure the garage will sort this out but is it worth to try to get a new speedo or did they just not fit it correctly.
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Re: Speedo Cable Fix

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Sounds like they don't know what they are doing :( Perhaps the speedo head is now damaged, hopefully you can source a 2nd hand working one & see if they can fit it & get it to work, if they say that one is also broken, then you have your answer....
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Re: Speedo Cable Fix

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I apologise for my ignorance on the subject, but it the speedo head the whole instument or just the small plastic bit on top of the cable ?
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The whole instrument.
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Thanks
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