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Fitting a new speedo cable

Hi all, I have an original speedo cable on my HG which the needle is flicking back and forth and making a noise behind the gauge cluster. Is it better or easier to lubricate the cable or just replace it? If replacing, how hard is the task and whats involved?

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Fairly simple. But make sure it's the cable first. In the gearbox there's a plastic cog/gear that sometimes fails. If you're handy, it's not hard. If you can get under the car and pull the cable out from the box, you'll see if the gear is buggered or not.
Reach up behind the dash, you'll feel the cable. Unscrew it and see if the cable is broken by turning the inner shaft.

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This fault is often a kinked speedo cable that must be replaced.

The kink will, or may have already, stripped out the plastic drive gears.

Sometimes the kink is caused by not making a wide loop out of the cable before removing it from the gearbox.

Can also simply need the cable properly plugged into the speedo.

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