GM Celebrity/Century/Ciera/6000 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Speedometer Cable



See Figure 1

Removing the instrument cluster will give better access to the speedometer cable.

  1. Remove the instrument cluster.
  3. Slide the cable out from the casing. If the cable is broken, the casing will have to be unscrewed from the transaxle and the broken piece removed from that end.
  5. Before installing a new cable, slip a piece of cable into the speedometer and spin it between your fingers in the direction of normal rotation. If the mechanism sticks or binds, the speedometer should be repaired or replaced.

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Fig. Fig. 1: The cable is retained to the speedometer head by a spring

To install:
  1. Inspect the casing. If it is cracked, kinked, or broken, the casing should be replaced.
  3. Slide a new cable into the casing, engaging the transaxle end securely. Sometimes it is easier to unscrew the casing at the transaxle end, install the cable into the transaxle fitting, then screw the casing back into place. Install the instrument cluster.