GM Camaro 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Speedometer Cable

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable at the battery.
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  3. On models without cruise control, disconnect the speedometer cable strap at the power brake booster. On models with cruise control, disconnect the speedometer cable at the cruise control transducer.
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  5. Remove the instrument cluster trim plate.
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  7. Remove the instrument cluster attaching screws and pull the cluster out far enough to gain access to the rear of the speedometer head.
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  9. Reach beneath the cable connection at the speedometer head, push in on the cable retaining spring, and disconnect the cable from the speedometer.
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  11. Slide the old cable out of the speedometer cable casing. If the cable is broken, remove the cable from both ends of the casing. Using a short piece of the old cable to fit the speedometer connection, turn the speedometer to increase the speed indicated on the dial and check for any binding during rotation. If binding is noted, the speedometer must be removed for repair or replacement. Check the entire cable casing for extreme bends, chafing, breaks, etc., and replace if necessary.
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To install:
  1. Wipe the cable clean using a lint free cloth.
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  3. If the old casing is to be reused, flush the casing with petroleum spirits and blow dry with compressed air.
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  5. Lubricate the speedometer cable with an appropriate lubricant, being sure to cover the lower thirds of the cable.
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  7. Insert the cable into the casing, then connect the cable and casing assembly to the speedometer.
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  9. Install the instrument cluster, then install the cluster attaching screws.
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  11. Install the instrument cluster trim plate.
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  13. On models without cruise control, connect the speedometer cable strap at the power brake booster. On models with cruise control, connect the speedometer cable at the cruise control transducer.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable at the battery.
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