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Any way to fix the broken speedo needle

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I know it is a common problem where the needle breaks off and then spins out of control when driving.

Any fixes other than replacing it?

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Is it the needle that's broken or the cable? The last time I snapped a cable it did what you describe; either a few strands of the cable were still hanging on or the two ends where it broke were still rubbing.

Anyway, it can't hurt to take apart your speedo and see if you can fix it (I was able to) and you can't exactly hurt it more.

Jono

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Your speedo is f#$%ed.

Send to north hollywood speedometer.

Cheers,

Ray

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Why yes, there is a way to fix a broken speedo needle. My needle just busted off one day, so I took it apart and glued the pointy half of one of those little cocktail swords onto it. Believe it or not, the weight was perfect and the speedo is balls on dead accurate with my GPS...

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Is it the needle that's broken or the cable? The last time I snapped a cable it did what you describe; either a few strands of the cable were still hanging on or the two ends where it broke were still rubbing.

Anyway, it can't hurt to take apart your speedo and see if you can fix it (I was able to) and you can't exactly hurt it more.

Jono

The needle is broken off.....there is just a little stub there now that spins around without stopping (as long as the car is in motion).

I haven't taken the cluster out as yet, but will shortly, however, as other have chimed in, I think I am screwed.....especiallly since I had two extra clusters and sold both on ebay last month....

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spears!

I've fixed a broken off needle by simply epoxying the pieces back together and painting the thing white with some model airplane paint. I think I reinforced the backside with a bit of copper wire or as cutdown toothpick. Needle's a little shorter than stock, but no one notices and the speedo's accurate. Been holding for ten or so years now...

mike

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