Speedo gone wierd

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Anyone used cartronix to have their dash repair done ??
 

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Odd thing just started happening, the speedo wont go past 25mph , very strange
If this is a proper speedometer and not an LCD plaything it's probably a mechanical fault with the stepper motor.
 
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:D , hand on heart ive never been to your neck of the woods pal ;)
 

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If this is a proper speedometer and not an LCD plaything it's probably a mechanical fault with the stepper motor.

Just curious ..... :rolleyes: doesn't a 'proper' speedo have a cable drive? ;)

Speedos have been electrically driven for years with a mechanical 'clock' in the dash. :)
 

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Just curious ..... :rolleyes: doesn't a 'proper' speedo have a cable drive? ;)

Speedos have been electrically driven for years with a mechanical 'clock' in the dash. :)
Ah you're talking about the Smiths Swingamatic! Common in cars of the 60s....
 

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Ive stuck MB2 on this morning expecting to have instrument cluster faults but there are any, surely there should be if things aren't working correctly??
 
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Update , i dismantled this again just now , it turns out id managed to put a small plastic retainer strap on upside down so the swing arm on the speedo was catching it at 30 mph , oops ! :oops:
 


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