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98 Megane Speedomoter dropping to Zero
My 98 Megane is experiencing problems with the speedometer. A couple of months ago, I noticed the needle would suddenly drop to 0, then go straight back up. This happened at various speeds. Recently, it's doing it more often, and now sometimes drops to 0 for long periods of time (up to a couple of minutes) before coming back.
It also stops the odometer ticking up when the speedometer drops to 0, which says to me it's a problem at the engine/gearbox end, rather than at the instrument end.
I checked the Haynes manual, and it says I need to drop the gearbox to replace the cable. Can anyone confirm that this is the only way to replace the cable? Seems a bit extreme, and well out of my league!
Currently in stevenh1978's garage:
'03 Ford Mondeo now, as his '98 Megane 1.9 Dti RXE was getting too expensive to fix!!