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Re: Speedo/Odo not working

Adam P. Brodeur wrote:
> Hi all,
> While driving home from school tonight, my speedometer and odometer
> stopped working on my 84 4000SQ.  Any help on where I should look
> first.  I know I saw some threads about fixing them a while back.  Of
> course, this couldn't happen at a better time.  I'm going to Maine
> Forest TSD on Jan. 8.  Please help me get this fixed before the rally or
> else the worst----I might not be able to go.

just btdt.

first I would pull the lower speedo cable from the OXS counter box.  try
spinning the litle square wire by hand - if you can, it's broken (or the
driver in the tranny is, but lets ignore that for now).  If so, remove
it, get new one.  You can also remove the upper cable from the OXS
counter box, attach it to an electric drill and spin it CCW.  you will
see the speedo work if that cable is good.

Now you are ready to fix, as I was informed, and learned, the real
problem - it is prolly the OXS counter, all corroded and gunked up
inside, that broke the cable. (mine broke the 1st spare I used as well).

Remove it, open it up, examine evidence, remove the gear train driving
the counter, lubricate.

You can either reinstall with a new (or used) lower cable or remove it
and use a later style one piece cable - cause either way you're gonna be
counting to 30,000 on your own now...

Huw Powell

http://www.humanspeakers.com/audi/oxstimer.htm   <<<< pic of cruddy
device here!

82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT; 73 F250