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Speedometer does not work on 1987 nissan pick-up 4x4. Does it have a cable and where is it located? What is the interlock? What is it's function?

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  • juliebrumfie Nov 13, 2008

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  • 240cpa May 11, 2010

    I don't know the vehicle but if there is a cable, it will be found coming off the side of the trans at an attachment with a rounded, threaded fitting. Was the speedo bobbing back and forth and making a rattling noise before it died? If so, you probably have a cable and it may have gone bad or needs to be lubed. You can get a Chilton or Haynes guide from an auto parts store that will help you trouble shoot this.

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jschoon77
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SOURCE: Odometer Repair on a 1996 Nissan Pick-up XE

The teeth on the ODO gear are most likely stripped. Seen this a hundred times. Dealer- only repair unless you buy a used speedo head.

Nissan Scope Technician- 10 years with Nissan

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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SOURCE: 1987 Volkswagen Golf - speedometer problem

Well I would verify the trany speed gear is "ate up" first, theres only one 10mm bolt that holds it in place, sure the area around the speedo cable is very CLEAN before removing it any dirt in there would make things bad to say the least. If you pull the cable out the gear is attached to the cable if it looks good then put it back together and remove your cluster (speedo and other gauges inside) I suggest you pick up a repair manual at a big auto store on MK1-MK2 vdubs (82-92) to explain how to remove speedo cable from back of cluster its kinda of tricky getting your fingers back there and pressing it together to get it to release. Once out drive the car and see if that cable is turning from the inside if it is then its your speedo gauge that is faulty. Grab a cluster from a scrap yard, if that cable is NOT turning then the gearing inside the trany is messed up which would mean taking the trany apart to repair it. If that was the case you would be cheaper to replace the whole trany with a used one. Good luck

Vdubs 4-ever

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 Nissan 200sx Speedometer not working

dash boar is electric. the fuses for that are on almost under the dashboard. like in fron of the drivers left leg there is a cover you have to pull off. but you may need to replace the cluster.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

lester482529
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SOURCE: which fuse controls the speedometer?

UNLESS IT'S A DIGITAL DISPLAY SPEEDO.IT WILL BE THE OLD FASHIONED CABLE THAT IS BAD HOPE THIS HELPS

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

c17hydro
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SOURCE: 1986 Nissan 720 4x4 pickup truck. Speedometer

Either the gauge is bad, the cable is kinked or the speedometer connector is bad...at the tranny.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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