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Old 01-12-2001, 03:01 PM
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I am a 1st time Mercedes Benz owner (1977 300D 220,000 mi.)this has been a great car with few minor problems.The speedometer never really worked good ,it surged up & down at anything above 45 mph. and yesterday ,where the cable meets the speedometer stripped out with a loud buzzing noise.Now I have no speedometer.Is this a common problem?I belive I can replace just the speedo,is there any way to do this & keep the original mileage reading?Any help would be great.

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Old 01-12-2001, 03:16 PM
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300D speedometer

I don't know how you can transfer mileage from one speedometer to another.I have replaced a few speedometers, and I believe they come with a label that you fill in the mileage of the speedometer you are replacing, the date and sign it and stick it on the drivers door post. You probably can get a new one from the Shop Forum or from one of the many Mercedes parts places in the Atlanta area. They cost around $100. Happy motoring.
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As there many VDO authorized repair shops in the US, I'm sure that $60 - $100 would get yours back like new!
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Old 01-12-2001, 08:36 PM
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Not only good as new...

but with the mileage it has accrued to date still showing on the dials.
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Old 01-13-2001, 08:56 AM
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My speedometer was not showing the cars speed, the cable from the tranny to speedometer was broken. I have just change out the cable to the speedometer and it now works, only problem it the noise that it makes is unbearable. Does anybody have a suggestion.
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Old 01-13-2001, 02:05 PM
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New or used?

Did you use a new speedo cable or a used one? If you put a used one in did you lube the cable? Just a little bit of lube oil does a good job of quieting the cable noise. Then again the noise might be coming from the speedo head.
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Old 01-13-2001, 02:25 PM
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Not new but slightly used

Mike, thanks for the advise, I received an earlier reply from Larry Delor on this very same idea, tried chain lube and it really worked. Next time I will not be so cheap and buy NEW. Thanks again.
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