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Post by panic_fan on Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:34 pm

I just replaced my speedo with one bought in classifieds on the samba.
My original worked fine.. until while repairing the glass I broke the needle. So I bought this one, hooked up, seems to work until I hit 25-30 and then it pegs out and sounds like its grinding. Almost sounds like the gears are stripped or something? A lil grease coming out of the cable, is that ok? Do I need to grease more? I saw a couple of post on TheSamba, but they were about Cold weather issues.



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Re: speedometer question

Post by aircooledaddicts on Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:22 pm

I had one that did that a while back and the gears were bad. I would just take the needle off of the one you just bought and put it on your original one.
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Post by panic_fan on Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:16 am

Yea, that was my next step. It just looks so delicate and brittle. But I might give it a try.
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:03 pm

They are very easy to break. What I do is use a fork. Slide the fork under the needle and then pull straight up. It will pop right off.
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Re: speedometer question

Post by panic_fan on Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:07 pm

Cool. Thanks for the suggestion. I just glanced at it last night, I was hoping that it would snap off or something easy. I may try to tackle tonight, so I will keep you updated.
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Post by panic_fan on Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:56 am

Well, I tried replacing needle from new to old but no luck, it was a PITA to try and get that needle off? I emailed the guy I bought it from, he is sending me another one that is tested for the $4 shipping charge. Not bad I guess. (*bonus this new one will have the tenths/mile*)

Just got finished installing the new gauge in the bus. It was in good shape and looks good to go. We will give it a test run as soon as it stops raining! Pretty crazy because the new reads exactly half of what the original one showed.
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