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Speedo problem speedo seems to work allright up 62 km/h than it doesnt move is it the speedo cable or do ineed to change whole dashboard. if someone can help me i`d be greatful.thank you

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  • molla64 Jun 11, 2008

    Eitan thank you the problem was exactly the way you said it was the needle was bent.i did what you said exactly but because of my clumbsiness i think i took the needle out of its place.i think i`ll take out the whole thing and replace it with anew needle kit.THANK YOU for your help

  • molla64 Jun 29, 2008

    thanks eitan i didnt end up buying a new kit but fixed the problem.you were right the needle was bent.but instead of going thru the tripmeter hole i`ve taken everything apart and straigtent it.thank you

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Your spedo needle could be bent.

I noticed that many of the dial needles are bent from the heat.

Because the plastic face of the instruments is angled back when it reaches towards the 100km mark the needle touches the plastic and cant go any further.

I used a bent paperclip and a stick and put the paper clip though the tripmeter hole and used it to push the needle back. Its best to do this in summer when the interior gets more hotter and it will slightly bend the spedo needle back.

Toyota has a needle kit to replace them

Good luck,
Eitan.

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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