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Old 10-03-2003, 12:21 PM
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Speedometer Question

the speedometer needle won't go past 45mph. my guess is the speedometer cable is bad. anyone out there with inexpensive ideas to fix this? thanks in advance
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Old 10-04-2003, 01:30 AM
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rodsob,

I don't think you problem is caused by a bad speedo cable. If one end of the cable is driven the other end of the cable goes the same speed or the cable breaks. I have never known a cable to slip at higher speeds.

More likely your problem is a bad speedo head. Best way to fix is to replace with a used head.

Which MB is the problem with? You should always specify the body model or engine model number.

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Old 10-05-2003, 12:11 AM
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it is an 82 240d. where is the speedo head located? where do you suggest i find a used one? thanks for helping
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Old 10-05-2003, 02:25 AM
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The "Speedo Head" is the actual gauge that you're looking at.

{on edit} Just noticed that these are your first two posts. Welcome aboard!
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Old 10-05-2003, 12:20 PM
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rodsob,

The speedo head is the mechanism on the back side of the speedometer face. The head has 2 sections. One converts the rotational speed of the speedo cable into the analog meter displacement reading miles or km per hour and the other section converts the number of rotations of the speedo cable into number of miles.

To find another speedo head, try a junkyard or ask here if anyone has an extra one. There are some mail order used parts places that specialize in MB parts also.

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