Speedometer wire?

Hi I have a 1985 Cadillac Cimarron. Ok I know. Hardly worth to be called a Cadillac. But anyway... Here is my problem: There is a squeaking sound from
the speedometer wire (if that is the right word for it, you know what I mean) when I drive. How can I get to the wire so I can grease (oil) the wire? It's just a lot of dashboard in the way! Thankful for all the help I can get.
Roger
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> On 4/23/2006 8:29 AM ... Roger wrote:

Dunno how to get to the cable, but use graphite, not oil.
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If your speedo cluster is anything like the 89 Cavalier Z -24 I had - and the Cimarron is based off a Cavalier platform. It was pretty easy to remove the cluster.
My 89 had all kinds of visible philips head screws to remove the trim and dash panels around the cluster. A few screws around the outer diameter of the cluster held the cluster into the dash.
Pull it forward remove a few wire plug ins. On the 89 cluster a round spring band held the speedo cable end into the back of the cluster. Once the cluster is puled forward I think you can squeeze the spring band to release it. Once the cluster is out of the way you can pull the cable out & lube it.
Looking at a shop manual would be a good starting point too.
Good Luck
Harryface
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Hi I just want to tell you guys that I was able to unscrew the speedometer cable at it's connection on the transmission under the hood. It was hard to reach but not impossible. With the cable lose I could turn it "upside down" and "fill" it with a thin oil. And the sound is gone! (At least for now!). Thanks for all the tips.
Roger

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