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The odometer in our 1973 VW beetle quit working about 200 miles

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The odometer in our 1973 VW beetle quit working about 200 miles ago. There is nothing in the owners manual on repair. Any ideas?

HiCustomer

 

There is a cable that attaches to the back of the speedometer head and goes to the transmission / transaxle. Usually the cables brake from not being lubricated. If the cables is good then the gear in the trans can be broken or the speedo head itself can be bad.

 

Thanks for your question and positive feedback,

 

Ron

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