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Trying to replace the speedo cable on my 72 olds 98. How do i get to the cable at the speedometer? do i have to take off the entire dash?

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    How to replace speedo cable on 72 cutlass.

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It's easier to remove the speedo part of the dash, screws on top of cluster and around steering column, I can't remember where all the srews are, as you pull it out, reach behind it and unclip the cable, there should be an electrical connector also, now you can reach the cable. I can't remember if the steering column need to drop down, I guess you will find out.
Sorry it's been awhile since I worked on that old of car, but I had a 73 - 442 good luck

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