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    Thread: Square nylon peg that drives the speedo

    1. Member imjayowen's Avatar
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      05-04-2012 04:20 PM #1
      Mine rounded out from improper installation. Anyone got a part number on this or advice on a replacement. Junk yard isnt an option

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      05-05-2012 12:11 AM #2
      Only advice i have is the square plastic slides into a rubber tube that pulls off the cable.
      Rubber and end could be swapped from one cable to another,..
      if you have a spare cable that won't fit your ap.

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      05-05-2012 08:54 AM #4
      Is the problem the cable or the gear? If it is the cable, I might have one on a parts Cabriolet. If it's any good, I'd let it go for little more than the price of shipping

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      05-05-2012 11:00 AM #5
      You might be able to pull the plastic part out,
      flip it over
      and shove it back in.
      Maybe.
      Let us know if it works.

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      05-06-2012 05:28 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by imjayowen View Post
      Mine rounded out from improper installation. Anyone got a part number on this or advice on a replacement. Junk yard isnt an option

      hrrmmmm nylon....
      ahhh yes those are factory
      most aftermarket speedo cables are now form fit metal (basically squashed cable) to fit the square holes

      my 81 has the nylon type....

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      05-08-2012 04:28 PM #7
      Man this has been a bitch. Just pulled apart 4 cars at the junk yard. None of them had this part. Tried to buy a cable and they all were some weird combinations like clip in backs and stuff

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      05-09-2012 10:38 AM #8
      Go to hobbylobby or a good hardware store that has a selection of 'hobby' brass tubing and look for a piece that has a similar cross section. Alternatively, get a nylon fastener or bolt and use a dremel or small black plane or similar tool and square it up. It would probably take all of 15 minutes...
      Last edited by crewsr; 05-09-2012 at 10:43 AM.

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      05-10-2012 11:41 AM #9
      Did you try pulling the plastic piece and flipping it, like I suggested?
      Just testing my invisibility.

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      05-14-2012 03:33 AM #10
      It seems likely that my cloak of invisibilty is still firmly intact,
      but it's possible he stopped postiing because it worked great and he no longer needs us.

      orr it was such a simple fix
      well maybe he's just too embarrased to come back and post letting us all know how easily it worked.

      I had a similar problem yesterday, screwed the speedo cable on and still didn't have a speedometer.
      Unscrewed it to find the plastic, square peg missing.
      I pulled one out of another (with my fingers, no special tools, ha)
      flipped it for fun and shoved it into the cable of the '84 Rabbit project.
      Taa daa speedometer/odometer.
      Something else I'll need to keep a spare of and remember where I put it, ha.
      Oh well, a square peg doesn't take up much room.
      Last edited by fatmobile; 05-14-2012 at 03:35 AM.

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