I've noticed that the speedometer on my '95 E320 has become erratic -
sometimes wobbling a lot (esp. at low speed), sometimes not even engaging
until around 30mph. Is this simply due to a lack of graphite in the cable,
It's pretty much a crap-shoot whether or not re-lubing a cable will
get rid of the "shakes", and the amount of disassembly that you have
to do to re-lube the cable is almost the same as you would have to do
to replace it outright.
Also, I'm discouraged by the fact that the speedometer sometimes fails
to register *at all* until you get up to 30 MPH. That's more
indicative of a speedometer cable or gear that's worn out, rather than
"I was an hour late to work today, but I'll leave an hour early to make up for
Really? That's interesting. Why would MB choose design themselves
retired long ago? I know early W201 (specifically 84 190D) used cable.
I thought later W201 changed to electrical pulse too. Maybe not? And
since W124 shares many designs with W201 so that cable continues?
If part does exist, then the problem is either the cable or the gear.
You need to pop out the cluster either way.
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