Nissan Sentra/Pulsar/NX 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Speedometer Cable



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Speedometer cable-to-instrument cluster connection

  1. Remove any lower dash covers that may be in the way and disconnect the speedometer cable from the back of the speedometer.

On some models it may be easier to remove the instrument cluster to gain access to the cable. On the Stanza and Pulsar, the cable connector-to-instrument cluster has a snap release; simply press on the connector tab to release it.

  1. Pull the cable from the cable housing. If the cable is broken, the other half of the cable will have to be removed from the transaxle end. Unscrew the retaining knob at the transaxle and remove the cable from the transaxle extension housing.
  3. Lubricate the cable with graphite powder (sold as speedometer cable lubricant) and feed the cable into the housing. It is best to start at the speedometer end and feed the cable down towards the transaxle.

It is usually necessary to unscrew the transaxle connection and install the cable end in the gear, then reconnect the housing to the transaxle. Slip the cable end into the speedometer and reconnect the cable housing.