[T3] Speedometer Not Rest at Home

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Thu Aug 8 06:37:22 PDT 2019

This is something I could fix in the course of one of my standard speedo 
overhauls. That could be done on either your original or replacement 
speedo. On the late speedo with trip odometer, it would be worthwhile for me 
to fix the odometer at the same time, because those often fail by now. My 
price for this job is only $60, or '$65 if the trip odo knob is one of the '71 
chrome ones, plus return shipping. I can usually repair the broken needle, 
but I have good replacements if needed.

I don't think either job is a DIY project. I've made special tools to get in and 
out of the speedos, and to fix the odo problem, without damaging anything.


On 7 Aug 2019 at 21:36, Jeff C wrote:

> The original speedometer needle broke off, so I replaced it with a later
> model with a trip odo.
> The needle does not rest at the home location, it rests at about 15 MPH,
> while at rest it would be at 10.
> Anyone know how to re-position the needle?
> There is probably some pre-tension needed to keep the needle at 10 until
> the car actually gets to 10 MPH.
> While the car tells me I'm racing down the road at 70 when I'm doing 55,
> I'd like it to be accurate.
> Jeff '67 Sqbk with later speedo
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Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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