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Re: 1985 Coupe Odometer
> Hi, I just bought a 1985 Coupe and am replacing all the little broken things.
> One of them is the odometer. That is one unit connected to the speedometer,
> right? Also, is it pretty straightforward to get the control panel face off
> and put the new speedometer unit in? It doesn't look too hard, but I haven't
> tried it yet. And finally, what should I expect to pay for the speedometer on
> the 85 Coupe?
1 - one unit.
2a - pain in the butt, the earlier dash was easier to take apart...
anyway I have undeveloped pix of some of this. Take cover off, remove
electrical connectors and speedo drive cable, undo two screws, inst
cluster is in your hands. a bunch of little screws later, the front
cover is off the cluster and the speedo is separated from the cluster
btw to my shock I discovered the little hex head screws are SAE not
metric! really! . I got lucky with my '85, the odo shaft was just
pushed out a little from the right side I think, I pushed it back and
the gear engages again. Not much mileage since to really test. It
looked like a harder odo to pull apart and scratch/clean/glue than the
ealier ones I've messed with.
2b - anyway, easy enough to swap the speedo at this point.
3 - I bought a 120 mph unit for my 82 for $75 at Shokan a few years
ago. (I had bought an alternator, discovered it was just brushes/vreg
that was needed, and they took it back in trade). Now I have two
spares... but they are for earlier years than yours.
82 Audi Coupe; 85 Coupe GT