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    Speedometer Cable

    Anyone have a tip or trick to connecting up the speedometer cable in an F-body?

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    Do you mean at the speedo? For that (with the cluster out), I pull the cable housing out, it'll slide through the firewall grommet. Then reach behind and plug it in. When you put the cluster back in, it will push back through the grommet.
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    Yep, at the speedo. PO had it discinnected. Was hoping not to disconnect the gauges from the circuit board but you were right—the whole cluster has to be together before connecting up the speedo. In fact, seemed like the speedo had to click in before the gauges were fully set—so I was able to verify the connection first. Many thanks!

    The tip I would add is to remove the plexiglass first. This way I didn’t have to stress about scratching it!

    Now to see if the speedo works—when it decides to be spring again.

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    There is a metal clip at the speedo housing and all you do is push the cable up to the back of the speedo until it clicks. If it doesn`t click then maybe the clip is bent or broke. Do you have the correct cable? 76 and 77 cables are a oddball. 78 and up use a different cable but I thought that someone said that the newer cable would still plug on but I think the metal clip gets in the way.

    Ok, I see you got it.
    Last edited by 77rr2x4s; 04-18-2018 at 09:13 PM.

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