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Old 03-07-2003, 07:15 AM
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Angry sticky speedo needle

My speedo needle refuses to budge these days until I reach a speed of at least 40 to 50kph. Then it jumps into action and will be ok until I stop the car again like at traffic lights. Then it sticks again for a few hundred metres. This is not safe because I may be caught speeding when intentionally I wasn't. How am I going to prove it to the cops or the court that I wasn't able to see the speed I was going? Blame the car? Blame the crap speedo? What is the quickest and cheapest way out of this? Remove the cluster, change the speedo, cable or what?

1994 Euro C180 Elegance auto 191,000kms.
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Old 03-07-2003, 08:04 AM
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Common problem on the C-class. The needle sticks to the peg that it rests on. Need to remove cluster & open the front glass to expose the gauges so that they can be cleaned with "q-tip" & alcohol. Make sure to cleal all of the needles(gauges) as they will stick as well.
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