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johnnycool
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:43 am    Post subject: speedo removal Reply with quote

hi , need to remove the speedo from my 1987 930 turbo , anybosy got and tips on this or the best way to remove it ? I need to mark it up in kph for the mot on saturday !

thanks for any fast responses !

just got the car on saturday ! its sweet ! Thumb
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johnnycool
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

does this thing just pull out ? or anre there any screws behind ?

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pete917
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They just pull out. They are held in place by a tight fit into a rubber surround gasket. The wiring loom beghind the speedo is quite short so dont pull it too far too quickly.
 
  
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Computamedic
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As above, they just pull out. It is held in place by a rubber ring, in common with the rest of the instruments.

BTW, there is no need to mark up the speedo with anything. The MOT doesn't require MPH markings - it just needs a working method to display the speed. My car has a KPH speedo and has happily passed the MOT for the previous 4 years without a comment.

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pete917
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While you've got the speedo out, why not take them all out and upgrade the lights to LED.

I did this for two reasons:

(i) the lighting circuit on the older 911's was not fused and was the cause of many a dashboard fire. The LED's take a fraction of the current; and
(ii) the poor reflectors in the gauges are helped by a brighter whiter light.

Just a thought.....
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

funny you should mention fires as i have already had one while working with the speedo out I disturbed some wires running to the clock and glovebox light , they shorted and went on fire when i turned on the lights!

looks like it had happened before too ! , can't believe no fuse protected this ????
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pete917
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnnycool wrote:
funny you should mention fires as i have already had one while working with the speedo out I disturbed some wires running to the clock and glovebox light , they shorted and went on fire when i turned on the lights!

looks like it had happened before too ! , can't believe no fuse protected this ????


No there isnt a fuse. You can add one. I have, but then when I upgraded to the LED's the load became almost zero, so the fuse will only work when there's a short rather than too much load so to speak.
 
  
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