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Speedo cable

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I've noticed a slight clicking when pottering along (I'm retired in France). I think it may be something to do with the speedo cable. Checked the internet and spotted this: "Speedo cables fail regularly, but they’re no longer available. They’re long and run through the offside of the bulkhead and behind the dash at a sharp angle. If the speedo is wobbly or ticking, the cable is on its way out and you’ll probably have to get one made specially." Hmm, interesting. Does anyone know where I can get one made if I need to replace mine? Or..., if these cables are still available in France? Maybe I'll ask at my local Peugeot garage (they do all makes of cars) when I get them to check my exhaust and change the cambelt and water pump, and maybe fit a radio. Cor blimey, the list's growing and the dosh is shrinking. Thanks in advance.

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LHD or RHD?
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LHD

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Engine type, year? Sorry to keep asking...
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It's a 1991 BX 'Image' with a 1.6 80ch engine, manual gearbox.

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You'll find a complete one on Mister Auto France. Sorry, I just used the .es site ↓. France will have it too.
https://www.mister-auto.es/arbol-flexib ... c69684ffba
Much shorter length for LHD (instrument pod and gearbox on same side of car).

O.E. part no. is 96 073 325
NFP at Citroen, but just enter this number on Mister Auto (which is PSA owned).

Check the cable route for kinks. Not unknown for mechanics to have mis-routed it. Should be smoothest possible curve.
If your original is ok, lubricate the inner with light engine oil.
The cable detaches from the rear of the instrument by pulling the large white collar away from the speedo; unclips.
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Wow, thanks for all that info. Very useful and helpful.

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They usually go where the top alloy collar meets the outer cable pvc casing, it kinks eventually wearing away the tiny strands of the inner cable, then it breaks, hence the wobbly speedo and ticking, you can try to straighten it and put some heat shrink over the kink.
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