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1985 Volvo 240 Speedometer cable retaining screw broke

I pulled the instrument panel out and the plastic speedo cableretaining screw split and broke into pieces. So now I have a speedocable with no way to attach it to the instrument cluster. I assume thatI will need a new cable and retaining screw, since it appears that thereplacement screw will have to go on the cable downstream in order towork. Just checking to see if anyone knows of a shortcut. I can't findall of the pieces of the screw or I would try to JB weld it backtogether over the speedo cable.

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I'd be hitting the wrecking yard, most will give you those parts if you remove them.

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See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6


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Fig. Fig. 1: To remove the instrument cluster, first remove the trim panel by removing the lower fascia panel


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Fig. Fig. 2: With the lower fascia moved aside, remove the lower trim panel attaching screws ...


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Fig. Fig. 3: ... as well as the upper attaching screws


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Fig. Fig. 4: Then pull the entire instrument trim panel from the dash board


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Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of the instrument cluster


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Fig. Fig. 6: Rear view of the instrument cluster wire routing and connections

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
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If there is not sufficient access to disengage the speedometer cable from the speedometer, it may be necessary to remove the speedometer cable at the transmission and pull cable through cowl, to allow room to reach the speedometer quick disconnect.
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