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Speedometer drive cable - removal and refitting
Body electrical system / Speedometer drive cable - removal and refitting


Removal
1 Remove the windscreen wiper arms as described in Section 15.

2 With the bonnet closed, release the grille panel upper edge from just in front of the windscreen, by prising off the caps and unscrewing the upper retaining screws.

3 Open the bonnet, and support with the stay.

4 Pull off the sealing strip from the cross panel at the rear of the engine compartment.

5 Unscrew the lower screws, and remove the grille panel halves from in front of the windscreen, withdrawing first one side and then the other.

6 Disconnect the battery negative (earth) lead (refer to Chapter 5, Section 1).

7 Reach in behind the bulkhead. Squeeze the collar on the upper end of the speedometer cable, where it is attached to the intermediate cable from the rear of the speedometer head.

Disconnect the cable, and withdraw it from the bulkhead inner panel, together with the rubber grommet (see illustrations).

12.7A Squeeze the collar . . .
12.7A Squeeze the collar . . .

12.7B . . . and disconnect the speedometer main cable from the intermediate
12.7B . . . and disconnect the speedometer main cable from the intermediate cable

8 Apply the handbrake, jack up the front of the vehicle and support it on axle stands.

9 Unscrew the nut and disconnect the speedometer cable from the vehicle speed sensor on the transmission, then withdraw the cable from within the engine compartment.

Use two spanners to loosen the nut - one to counterhold the sensor, and the other to unscrew the cable nut (see illustrations).

12.9A Unscrew the cable nut . . .
12.9A Unscrew the cable nut . . .

12.9B . . . and disconnect the speedometer cable from the vehicle speed
12.9B . . . and disconnect the speedometer cable from the vehicle speed sensor

Refitting
10 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure.


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