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Speedometer removal
#1
Dear forum,

A quick search of the forum did not give me an answer (maybe I don't know the correct words, english not being my native language?) as to how I go about removing the speedometer.
I just failed my last MOT due to the engine warning lamp lighting (the cat's shot), and I would like to "fake" my way through it and deal with the cat later on. Thus, I'd like to remove the speedo and remove the little bulb :whistle:
Help, anyone?
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#2
You can put a timer on the bulb, this way it will light for a few seconds, then go out. Should be wire 480 or 482 off the ECU connector. When a ground signal is permitted by the ECU, the lamp lights.
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#3
If your MoT tester is any good he'll spot a removed bulb immediately he switches on the ignition!
All bulbs light at switch on while the system carries out a self-check. The only way to fake it is to
take the 'guts' out of the CAT leaving an empty shell in place.
The Older I get the Better I Was!  Cool
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the cover over the top of the instruments just pulls off ,its on clips. then you can see the screws that hold the instrument cluster
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(16-10-2013, 09:02 PM)addo Wrote:  You can put a timer on the bulb, this way it will light for a few seconds, then go out. Should be wire 480 or 482 off the ECU connector. When a ground signal is permitted by the ECU, the lamp lights.

Thanks! Sent you a PM asking for a how-to, if you feel up to it Smile

(17-10-2013, 01:03 PM)OlJeffers Wrote:  If your MoT tester is any good he'll spot a removed bulb immediately he switches on the ignition!
All bulbs light at switch on while the system carries out a self-check. The only way to fake it is to
take the 'guts' out of the CAT leaving an empty shell in place.

I'm hoping the guy isn't very good. Besides, a new cat according to my latest quote, will cost me roughly £850, with labour :brickwall:

(17-10-2013, 06:16 PM)corij Wrote:  the cover over the top of the instruments just pulls off ,its on clips. then you can see the screws that hold the instrument cluster

Thanks so much! Does it pull towards or lift, and how likely are the clips to break?
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#6
These converters should see you escape the £850 price, even considering your 25% tax on goods.

http://www.summitracing.com/int/search/d...=Ascending

There are competing sellers of the same brand parts on Ebay.
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(18-10-2013, 09:38 AM)addo Wrote:  These converters should see you escape the £850 price, even considering your 25% tax on goods.

http://www.summitracing.com/int/search/d...=Ascending

There are competing sellers of the same brand parts on Ebay.

Thank you, I was not aware! Confusedalut:
I do apologize for harassing the forum but how will I know which one will fit? All I have is the parts number for my cat (1731gk), I have no idea of the diameteres.. :S
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