How Do I Change A Speedometer Cabel
You do not need to remove the steering wheel as there is plenty of room between the dash and wheel to remove the instrument cluster. You must fully remove the bolt to get the cable out. Next disconnect the clip that holds the cable to the transmission. Begin by disconnecting the speedometer cable from the transmission.
Clean the dirt and debris from the area. It just pulls straight out. The clip is shown in the photo below.
Just replaced my speedometer cable confirmation today.
The bolt holds a flat piece of metal that fits into a slot in the sub-assembly.
Dont forget to check for leaks after a test drive.
With the speedometer cable disconnected, you can remove the gauge far enough forward to disconnect the rest of the accessories connected. As mentioned, you can always make your own.
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Now, while this will work, it is a substantially thicker wire to force through the dash opening than the Mercedes-Benz tool: there is also the possibility of scratching the cluster or the interior if you are not careful. It ended up being pretty easy, but as always whenever youre doing something for the first time, it takes longer. Mine however came out easily. Also the clip will not fit through the hole in the bulkhead so you should remove it now.
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