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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:29 am 
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Just wondering, as i have an ED and somehow when i replaced the little odometer gear the speedo has not worked since.

Since there is heaps of EA "s" pac clusters around lots cheaper than EB2-ED ones with smartlock if i was to just get a non smartlock one and just change the speedo/odo head part over would it still work.

Hope this makes sense and doesn't just sound like alot of rambling.

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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:06 am 
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is this in the dash? or in by the gear box?

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:28 am 
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Leroy wrote:
Just wondering, as i have an ED and somehow when i replaced the little odometer gear the speedo has not worked since.

Since there is heaps of EA "s" pac clusters around lots cheaper than EB2-ED ones with smartlock if i was to just get a non smartlock one and just change the speedo/odo head part over would it still work.

Hope this makes sense and doesn't just sound like alot of rambling.

Any help and comments muchly appreciated


yea the speedo's are the same. but you may have a problem with the gear in the gear box.???
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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:53 am 
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Disco Frank wrote:
is this in the dash? or in by the gear box?


yeah the one in the dash. the cluster.


TMAN NK wrote:
yea the speedo's are the same. but you may have a problem with the gear in the gear box.???


you think it may be calibrated different? so i would just have to change the gear over if there was a problem. that seems easy enough

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:59 am 
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You might want to get onto this dude:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/EA-TO-ED-ODOMETE ... dZViewItem

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:21 pm 
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i looked at that but there is nothing wrong with my odometer though. thats how the problem started in the first place.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:22 pm 
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Leroy wrote:
Disco Frank wrote:
is this in the dash? or in by the gear box?


yeah the one in the dash. the cluster.


TMAN NK wrote:
yea the speedo's are the same. but you may have a problem with the gear in the gear box.???


you think it may be calibrated different? so i would just have to change the gear over if there was a problem. that seems easy enough


you shouldnt have to get it calibrated. but if your speedo doesnt work and your odomoter doesnt work maybe the speedo drive gear in the gear box is no good...
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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:29 pm 
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my odometer works fine at the moment.

just my speedo needle doesnt move

everything else in the dash works great. temp, oil pres, fuel, volt and tacho all fine

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:41 pm 
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Leroy wrote:
i looked at that but there is nothing wrong with my odometer though. thats how the problem started in the first place.

Well as you know obviously there's something amiss in the speedo indicator itself - you've obviously done something when you put it together. Odometer works so it's getting a signal from the G/box speed sensor.

Perhaps the pointer is binding - can you physically rotate the pointer to full scale, and will it rotate smoothly back to zero ??

If you go the path of swapping the indicator, perhaps a std EA - ED cluster speedo may be a direct fit as well ??

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:52 pm 
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yeah it moves freely by hand. and springs back to zero by itself.
there is a few cheap ones around so i guess it could be a good experiment.

the missus is getting the s**t driving round not knowing how fast she is going

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 1:03 pm 
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Well substitution is about the only option you have . . . .

 

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poverty pack speedo is different, but u can swap one out of an EA cluster no worries at all
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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:57 pm 
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thanks for all your help guys. will hopefully grab one during the week and will let you all know.

here's hoping

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:54 pm 
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did you plug the wiring for the speedo back in?

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:01 pm 
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yeah mate everything has been plugged in. checked and rechecked. have had it out a couple of times to look for something that looks wrong and couldnt see anything. must of just f**k it when i pulled it apart in the first place

 

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