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Old 06-27-2001, 08:13 PM
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Location: western Finger Lakes region of New York state
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>#2 - the reason behind disconnecting the speedo cable
>to twofold. It creates more slack, allowing the cluster
>to come out further for disconnecting the cable and
>wire connections. Secondly, if you over stress or
>stretch the cable, the speedo needle may begin jumping
>at low speeds or may not work at all.

I was planning on disconnecting the cable at the
transmission this coming weekend until I talked to the
technician at the dealer today. He has worked on my
car and removed its cluster recently. He said that on
this particular year and model, there was enough slack
in the cable to disconnect the cable from behind the
cluster. That is how he said he did it. If the needle
starts doing what you say, I'll know where I messed up.
Thanks for the advice.

- Jeff

1957 W121 190
1966 W108 250S
1967 W108 250S (parts)
1982 W123 240D (history)
1989 W124 260E
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