Speedo compatibility?

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Daniel Rodemsky

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'85 D150. The speedo was dead. Bouncing all over and going nuts. Cable looked fine so I got a new (used) speedo from eBay. It was supposed to be the same year but where mine had a spring clip to hold the cable into the gauge, this doesn't. Do I need a new cable, and if so what year would it be from?

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Sometimes you can clean the cable really well , Mopar made a special speedometer cable lube ,it was extremely thick and sticky ,I doubt any can be found however the heaviest wheel bearing grease will have to do the job. If cleaning and relube doesn’t work then a new cable would Be in order.
 
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OK. Let me try this again. I bought a new SPEEDOMETER. My stock original cable doesn't plug into it. The original uses a spring clip to hold it. The replacement SPEEDOMETER doesn't have that clip. Other than that it looks just like my old speedo. When did they change the speedo/cable setup? Is the new one some earlier or later model? I will buy a new cable for it but I don't know what year cable to order.

Lubing is NOT the problem.

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can you post a pic of the speedo back side?
 
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can you post a pic of the speedo back side?
I will once I remove it again but other than a complete lack of the spring clip or even a place to mount that clip it is identical to the 1985 one.
 

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are you just replacing the speedo or the entire cluster? there are 2 types of cable. there is the type you have or there is the type with the plastic clip that locks onto the speedo
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Mine looks like the top picture on the left. Yes, I replaced the cluster. I'll have to pull it out again to check but I suspect I need the bottom right one. Any idea what year that is from?
 
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