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My little knob......had broken off my odometer so I cannot reset the reading,no good for fuel tank range.Anyone know if I can open the speedo to replace the lttle shaft thats broken?....cheers
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My little knob......had broken off my odometer so I cannot reset the reading,no good for fuel tank range.Anyone know if I can open the speedo to replace the lttle shaft thats broken?....cheers
Are you sure it hasn't just unscrewed? I discovered that if you turn it the wrong way the knob unscrews itself from the shaft. It screws back on easily enough.
Just a thought.

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nah its definately broke.....
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Red face Speedo knob

mines gone any replacements out there?
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The outer housing for the speedo is glued on at the base. I was able to free mine up with a knife. You might be able to make up something for the missing knob if you get creative.
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I re glued mine and seems to be holding ...but I do need a complete instrument base as mine is well broken but held together by a thin strip of steel plate....
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Very common for your knob to break off, i don't think there is a replacement as the unit is supposed to be sealed shut.

How i did mine (open it up) i used a mini gas blowtorch to heat my Stanley knife & slowly melted through on a 45 degree angle (important) if you try & just lever it open all you end up doing is deforming & cracking the outer case it is well & truly glued from factory not to come apart.

Once you have made up a new knob & fitted it (making sure it will pass through the hole) Araldite the cover back on & spray it black.

I did the same with he tacho as the window had gotten all misty with dust.



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