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mk5 beavertail, electic speedo to cable?

Postby dc1984 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:12 pm

hi folks,

im not too good at explaining these things but i have a problem with my van, the speedo hasnt worked since i bought it so i took the clocks out and found the cable was connected, checked under the van and found the other end tucked up out of the way so asked a friend to have a look as i couldnt see where it would go to.
he thinks that the gearbox has been changed at some point with an electric gearbox fitting. i have a few pics....

electric???
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cable tucked away...
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cant see anywhere for the speedo cable to go?
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if anyone could please advise me it would be appreciated :D

thanks,
david.
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Re: mk5 beavertail, electic speedo to cable?

Postby pepper » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:21 pm

More likely that your speedo has been changed, I thought all Mk5 transits came with electronic speeds?

Doesn't happen to have a rev counter in the dash as well by any chance?
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Re: mk5 beavertail, electic speedo to cable?

Postby dc1984 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:36 pm

No mate, no rev gauge in the dash. Think its mibby the cooks that need changed instead of the other end?
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Re: mk5 beavertail, electic speedo to cable?

Postby ake » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:31 am

pepper wrote:More likely that your speedo has been changed, I thought all Mk5 transits came with electronic speeds?

Doesn't happen to have a rev counter in the dash as well by any chance?

They changed around 97.

You can changed the speedo drive back to the cable type with out removing the gearbox. You remove the electric one, blank it off, then remove the blank on the other side and fit the cable drive.
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Re: mk5 beavertail, electic speedo to cable?

Postby dc1984 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:34 am

ake wrote:
pepper wrote:More likely that your speedo has been changed, I thought all Mk5 transits came with electronic speeds?

Doesn't happen to have a rev counter in the dash as well by any chance?

They changed around 97.

You can changed the speedo drive back to the cable type with out removing the gearbox. You remove the electric one, blank it off, then remove the blank on the other side and fit the cable drive.
Search the MK3/4/5 section for more details


Thanks mate. I will check that out then.
Atleast the gearbox doesnt need to come out:)
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Re: mk5 beavertail, electic speedo to cable?

Postby dc1984 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:41 am

Hey guys, I seem to be back to square one with my speedo.

It appears that there are 3 types of worm drive bits that go into the gearbox where the cable goes in but my local ford dealership couldn't tell me which one I would need :roll: is there any way I can find out what one I require?

Or

Would it be better / cheaper to try and find a set of electric speedo clocks? Would I simply need electric clocksbor would I need a loom to go with it?

Thanks once again folks.

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Re: mk5 beavertail, electic speedo to cable?

Postby bortaf » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:48 am

they are colour coded to match the axle ratio? what's your axle ratio? i'll have a look on microcat it's might tell us what one to use ?
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Re: mk5 beavertail, electic speedo to cable?

Postby dc1984 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:28 pm

bortaf wrote:they are colour coded to match the axle ratio? what's your axle ratio? i'll have a look on microcat it's might tell us what one to use ?


Sorry for my lack of knowledge but where or how do I find out what the axle ratio would be mate?
Thanks for the reply mate.

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Postby ake » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:29 pm

Tell us the reg or vin number and we can look it up for you
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Re: mk5 beavertail, electic speedo to cable?

Postby dc1984 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:53 pm

P655HJW mate, it's a lwb recovery transit.

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Postby bambi mk 1 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:58 pm

You will also need the small oil seal that goes in in front of the cable.
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Re: mk5 beavertail, electic speedo to cable?

Postby Guy88 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:23 pm

speedo drives are the same between electric and cable. take the bung out and fit the cable, leave electric bit there
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Re: mk5 beavertail, electic speedo to cable?

Postby dc1984 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:52 pm

Guy88 wrote:speedo drives are the same between electric and cable. take the bung out and fit the cable, leave electric bit there


So can I just take the electric sensor bit out of the passenger side of the box and fit it into the manual cable bit on the drivers side mate?
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Re: mk5 beavertail, electic speedo to cable?

Postby Guy88 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:27 pm

dc1984 wrote:
Guy88 wrote:speedo drives are the same between electric and cable. take the bung out and fit the cable, leave electric bit there


So can I just take the electric sensor bit out of the passenger side of the box and fit it into the manual cable bit on the drivers side mate?



yes, or just leave the electric bit and fit the cable to the drivers side
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Re: mk5 beavertail, electic speedo to cable?

Postby dc1984 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:21 pm

Thanks for the help folks,

I found a transit in a scrap yard today with a speedo cable, I removed the 10mm bolt and bracket that holds the speedo cable into the box but couldn't get the worm drive bit out of the box, is there a way of removing this or should it just pull out?

Thanks again :)

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