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Old 12-05-2015, 10:10 PM   #61
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I've done this fix twice, lasts a few months then stops working again. Guess it's time for a third layer of heat shrink. Anyone found a more permanent solution for this? Tired of pulling the cluster out, afraid some this 27 year old plastic is gonna snap one of these times!
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Old 12-05-2015, 10:12 PM   #62
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Buy a new cable and be done with it. I tried the fix didn't work for me, than bought a new cable from online dealer
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Or, next time you fix it, mix up some epoxy or Gorilla Glue to lube up everything.
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:37 PM   #64
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I know I put in this thread several times that in order to get mine to work I had to layer the outside with a thin layer of epoxy then heat shrink over that and have a thin layer of epoxy inside to buld up and stick to/grab the speedo cable. Mine had worn a groove in the plastic piece that just let it spin. I will almost bet you have the same issue.
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:15 PM   #65
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unfortunately this trick didnt work for me, the piece on the cluster is cracked as well, not sure if that even makes a difference..? what year pathys will still have the cable? (only pathys in the yards by me)

edit: cluster moves when insert is spun, cable doesn't spin while driving. guess i need a new cable.

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Old 01-20-2017, 09:19 PM   #66
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I'm giving this a shot right now. I've added the heat shrink and reinstalled but it's not quite working. The needle only goes up to just under 20km/h (10mph?) and it doesn't respond quickly if I slow below 20. I can clearly hear it spinning though which isn't normal. I'm guessing it's just not tight enough to handle the speed.

I know it was a long time ago, but is that what happened for you deerhurst?

I'm going to attempt to put a second layer of heat shrink.

Edit: accidentally heat-shrunk the tip itself. May be able to fix it but I might have screwed myself more.

Edit2: with some controlled melting and sanding I got it to fit the spring again. But I'm back to the original problem, the tip seems to slip at 20km/h.
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Old 03-28-2017, 07:19 PM   #67
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ive got to buy a new speedo cable but i saw somewhere someone had trouble with there cluster lights that wont work. your best option is to replace the dimmer switch because i replaced mine and it worked perfectly after
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Old 06-08-2017, 05:01 AM   #68
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I know I put in this thread several times that in order to get mine to work I had to layer the outside with a thin layer of epoxy then heat shrink over that and have a thin layer of epoxy inside to buld up and stick to/grab the speedo cable. Mine had worn a groove in the plastic piece that just let it spin. I will almost bet you have the same issue.
Like others I was initially successful with the fix, but the speedo needle started to swing around pretty wildly (just like before the fix) after only a few kms.

In order for the epoxy to adhere to the end of the cable and the inside of the plastic tip housing, did you have to clean out all of the lubricant from the cable? It's such a tight space, how would you have done that? Did the epoxy make the small spring redundant? Did you keep the spring in the assembly? How is your epoxy fix working a couple years on? Thanks a ton, this thread has been super helpful.
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