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SPEEDOMETER CABLE He fellas! Seems the SPEEDOMETER needle is bouncing all around. Can you tell how I goa baout tightening it and/or should I just replace the whole cable? Thanks, Don

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Hi.
It's a common fault with the cables.

If you can take it apart when you remove it, Then use petrol to clean it, let it dry, then use a thin oil like 3 in 1 and re-assemble.

If this still produces the same effect - Replace the whole thing - it won't get better.

(I restore Land Rovers - this is a common fault)

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