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need to replace speedo cable. any tips?


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Michael, just get under the car and unscrew the tranny end and behind the speedo cluster inside the interior and you are ready to put one in. I don't think the rubber grommet the cable runs through on the firewall is available any longer so you have to reuse the old one. No need to lube or grease anything.

Rajesh

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the verona is running really well this time of year.

i'm getting ready for my first driving school in a few

weeks. your new 02 looks sweet! gotta feed the

need huh!

mike

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the cable into the tranny. The BMW dealer my friend took my '02 to (before I got it from him) stripped the threads when they did a clutch replacement. The cable popped-out at 80mph blowing tranny fluid all over the exhaust when I was on a trip. I had to find a bolt of similar size and wrap teflon-tape around it to hold the cable in. My quick-fix is still on the car holding perfectly without leaking some eight years later.

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the bolt on the tranny is already stripped right now

which could be the source of my problem. i will

make sure not to strip the new bolt when tightening

it.

mike

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I re-thread the case a good bolt doesn't do the trick, as it's between bolt sizes. What is your problem with the speedo anyway?

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it was running fine and then kaput. i checked

behind the instrument panel for a loose connection

with no luck. then went below and noticed the

connection to the tranny was a little loose and the

nut was stripped. so i figure i shold replace the

cable and nut and start from a base. if you have

any more help i'm listening! thanks.

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make sure it's not a problem with the speedo head itself. Disconnect the cable from the back of the gauge cluster, pull it down under the dash where you can either see it or touch the end and either drive the car around the block or put it up on REALLY secure jackstands and run it in gear and see if the cable's turning. If it's turning, there's a very high probability that the cable's ok and the problem is in the head unit. I've had two heads fail in 3 years - old high milage plastic gears just let go......

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Very good point Barry and thanks to you for confirming the 320 brake MC on the 02 and now I have brakes for half the price on the MC.

Rajesh

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