[Vwdiesel] Funky Odo

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Sun Jun 26 15:33:32 EDT 2005

Libbybapa at wmconnect.com wrote:
> After getting Roger's post I was inspired to attempt fixing of the original 
> odo.  After taking it apart it was aparent that it was not the same setup as 
> described on his link.  One worm gear was plastic, the remaing gears were all 
> metal.  It was obvious after playing with it that one metal gear inside the 
> whole number assembly would spin on the shaft.  I could not see any way to remove 
> that particular gear without removing the gauge face, and speedo needle.  Big 
> can of worms there IMO.  Soooo, long story long, can a jetta speedo replace 
> the quantum's?  It has the same plastic clip on the end of the speedo cable, and 
> tire size is the same, so I can't see any reason why not.

Not sure on the swap, but it is fairly easy to pop the needle and face off the speedo.  I know folks with A2s find that a pair 
of needle nose pliers work well to roughen up the shaft to keep the gear from slipping.


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