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speedo needle flickering

Post by roccomad » Mon May 23, 2022 9:14 pm

Hi again all, re my last post it should have read speedo needle was flickering god knows how I typed trousers!! So can anyone help with this--thanks.



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Re: speedo needle flickering

Post by Village Idiots » Tue May 24, 2022 7:56 am

This problem has come up on motorcycle related sites.
Usually some stiffness somewhere in the drive cable. Lubricate the cable or fit a new one.



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Re: speedo needle flickering

Post by mark1gls » Tue May 24, 2022 9:18 pm

It’s cable driven so check the routing of the cable and make sure there is no sharp bends. Check the speedo cable is pushed all the way in at the back of the instruments, you may be able to get to the back of the instruments from below if you remove the cover above the pedal, I’ve not got a Mk2 so not sure if you can reach, you can in a Mk1 Scirocco and Mk1 Golf.

If you do remove the speedo cable from the gearbox end be very careful of the plastic drive cog on the end of the cable as it’s really easy for the cog to fall off into the gearbox then you are in trouble if you can’t get it out…


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Re: speedo needle flickering

Post by roccomad » Thu May 26, 2022 9:59 pm

thanks for the advice will take a look you can get to rear of instruments if the shelf below is removed thanks again



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Re: speedo needle flickering

Post by mark1gls » Thu May 26, 2022 10:58 pm

Just go carefully behind the instruments cluster as the wires etc are all getting old and you don’t want to damage anything, might be best to disconnect the earth lead from the car battery as well?


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Re: speedo needle flickering

Post by roccomad » Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:37 pm

yes was the cable working fine now thanks



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Re: speedo needle flickering

Post by mark1gls » Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:42 pm

What did you do?
Fit a new cable or just push the old cable into the back of the cluster a bit more?


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Re: speedo needle flickering

Post by roccomad » Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:48 pm

I did remove the cable from back of speedo and put it back in it worked for about 10miles or so then it started trousers about so got a new cable ok now done about 250 miles with it so far



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Re: speedo needle flickering

Post by chopperoli » Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:10 am

so new cable = no more trousers?