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Old 10-13-2000, 10:21 PM
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I have a 1980 450SL where the speedo cable seems to stick. At low speeds (less than 25 mph)the needle bounces and at higher speeds you can hear a clicking noise. I would like to replace the cable but do not know how to get the gauge cluster out. Any suggestions? Do I need to remove the steering wheel first (no airbag)?

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Old 10-14-2000, 06:38 AM
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Yes. The steering wheel has to come off to get the cluster out. Remove the small plastic "Star" in the center of the horn pad with a small screwdriver (pry it out) to get to the nut. You can also get at the cable from under the dash after you remove the lower panel.
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Randy D.

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