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    need to sort my speedometer c20xe

    my corsa xe currently has no speedo cable so i never know how fast im going lol

    basically i need to know if there are different types of speedo cables for xe's and how to find out which one i will need if there is- also where can i get one from and how much approx? and how do i fit it? is it pretty straight forward?

    im asking a lot of questions today lol cheers lads

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    Re: need to sort my speedometer c20xe

    it can be mechanical or electric,and they are pretty straight forward to fit tbh
    can get them from scrappy for about 10-20 bucks

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    Re: need to sort my speedometer c20xe

    as above..you need to find out if your dials are electronic or mechanical...then find the correct sender for the gearbox...tricky to explain but very, very easy to install electronic transducer or mechanical sender, they go into the same hole :-)

    Have you got a haynes manual? invaluable! search on fleabay and pick one up

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    haynes manual? never heard of it whats that all about then...

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    Re: need to sort my speedometer c20xe

    if you dont know what a haynes manual is then dont bother go to a garage!lol

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    Re: need to sort my speedometer c20xe

    Quote Originally Posted by corsakristian View Post
    haynes manual? never heard of it whats that all about then...
    lol...you are joking? right?

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    Re: need to sort my speedometer c20xe

    i hope so

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    Re: need to sort my speedometer c20xe



    Although this is clearly for a MK1 Astra.

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    ohhhhhhh hahaha yeh sorry had a bit of a dick head moment lol excuse me haha

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    Re: need to sort my speedometer c20xe

    you sure youre sure?

    good luck with the speedo

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    Re: need to sort my speedometer c20xe

    right before i leave this topic alone i havnt discovered wether there is just one type of xe speedo or do i need a certain one depending on what engine type or transmission it is? and where exactly does the other end of the cable go? (the one that doesnt go to the gear box) because i just had a look in the haynes manual but it didnt say lol

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    Re: need to sort my speedometer c20xe

    damn that haynes manual! however..as said a few times before you need to say if your dials are electronic or mechanical!

    there is a different sensor for mech and electronic

    wires from electronic transducer go to the loom on the back of your dials - haynes should have wiring diagrams

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    Re: need to sort my speedometer c20xe

    right then... how do i know if it is electronic or manual? what should i be looking out for im a plonker with this sort of stuff

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    Re: need to sort my speedometer c20xe

    look down at the gearbox and coming out of it will be the sensor (check haynes manual to find where it is on gearbox) if it is electronic there will be two wires coming out of the top (they will be flimsy, like, erm, wires lol) if it's mechanical there will be a far more rigid cable coming out of it (a bit like the housing for a bike brake cable)

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    Re: need to sort my speedometer c20xe

    i have figured out that it is mechanical but i dont have the speedo drive or the cable so i need both lol someone has just plugged it up with a rubber bung

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    Re: need to sort my speedometer c20xe

    i'm sure you'll be able to source a mechanical drive on ebay, might even be worth phoning some vauxhall specific breakers yards. I would have thought they are more common than the electronic variety. Fingers crossed :-)

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