How To Replace Noisy Miata MX-5 Speedometer Cable




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chingon: so has any one tried removing the inner cable and replace it with another one i would like to know if it is possible to remove it even though it is tight sealed i mean there must be a way isnt there?

Steve Moore: is the gold crown really neccesary???

Robert Montgomery: Keep up the good work. I love the crown! Long live the King! Just ordered some parts after speaking to Ann. 

John Ferrari: Hi again Mike. was able to disconnect the wiring harness from rear of speedo and thought that was it after taking for a spin ( it seemed at first to be quiet, BUT, not to be. Also learned that the harness controls the transmission/overdrive, as it would not get out of 1st gear while driving. Guess it's in the front end suspension - maybe idler arm?

Michelle Motsko: you are awesome! thank you so much! have thru two mechanics already and the third one was a charm. he figured out my problem and is fixing it.

John Ferrari: Hi King Mike. I'm pretty sure the cable in our 94 Corolla needs to be replaced, but it only squeaks when coming to a stop. it's as if there is a suspension problem. plus, there is no noise at all when accelerating or cruising; only when stopping and the noise is not a constant. A few times I've driven the car, first thing in the morning when cold and there was no noise until after a few miles had been driven. then suddenly the noise would start when slowing to a stop. last night it was very loud after being driven more than the usual of late and it also seemed noisier as I turned the steering wheel back and forth, making turns. I'm no mechanic nor do i attempt any fixes unless very simple. This noise only started about 7-10 days ago. Your advice/help would be greatly appreciated.

drew loko: my 93 miata makes a sounds sometimes around 2 to 3 rpms and the speedometer needle never stays still it jumps a lil all te time is that what this?? if you could help me please and thank u mr king.

Michael G: Awesome video! My noisy speedo cable has been annoying me for months. Can't wait to replace it!!!

Lorenz Naluz: I already tried but to no avail. All the fuses and bulbs are intact, my mechanic suspects a faulty signal switch.

Brendon00000: my eunos roadster (miata) has the same issue, makes a horrible grinding noise that happens as you speed up, the needle is also jump, just cant tell if its the actual speedometer or the cable

arismendieval: Pretty helpful Mike, Thank you.

vkeith2112: Excellent video and very informative and helpful. The only problem I had removing the cable was that I couldn't tell how the third clip that holds the cable in place behind the engine on the firewall. It simply is a strip of metal that bends around the cable. It is fastened at the bottom and wraps around the cable towards the top. Just unbend it slightly and the cable pops right out. Bend it back after cable is installed.

Mike MiataKing: Hello, Sounds like the speedo head, the gauge is the problem. We offer speedometers in our eBay store "Miatamecca". Good luck with your Mission. Mike. The King of Miatas.

Björn Brembs: Used these instructions to change my speedo cable! Worked like a charm! Great! Thanks a lot!

Mike MiataKing: Hello, Yes, a jumpy speedo neddle could be caused by the speedo cable, but wait the problem could also be caused by a bad speedo head, the gauge you look at. Internal the needle is driven by a spinning magnet. If that mechanism is wack the speedo neddle will also jump. Good Luck, Mike The King of Miatas.

Derek Valdes-Diaz: Thanks for this video! It was extremely helpful! You rock!

Mike MiataKing: Hello Damsel Anna, Yes, the cable could be the problem. Disconnect the cable at the transmission and then spin the inner cable with your fingers. If the needle does not wiggle the cable or gauge are the problem. Good Luck, Mike. The King of Miatas.

Lorenz Naluz: For some reason the Turn signals on my 1990 Miata stopped working, along with my tachometer and my oil pressure gauge. Any ideas to what the problem might be?

n8bog: I did not think anyone would ever make this video, one of a kind! I need to replace the part, but it is expensive, I will find it someplace cheaper I hope :/

Mike MiataKing: Hello, The replacement cable could help a bouncing speedo neddle, but wait because this problem could also be a bad speedo head, the gauge you look at. Internal in the gauge the needle is driven by a spinning magnet and if mechanically wack will cause the neddle to jump. Good Luck, Mike The King of Miatas.

bedaidazak: On which end should I undo the cable if I wanted to remove the instrument cluster? Thanks in advance

andres giraldo: I LOVE YOUR VIDEOS BUT I WISH THE SOUND WAS BETTER... a mic would be great.

germanium22: Awesome video. Very helpful

Anna Kilian: Hello there! I think this might be the right adress to ask something about the 92 Miata I purchased just today! The Needle in my case doesn't even bounce. It's just dead. Could that mean the cable is broken,not plugged in perfectly,where do I start here?

oniftw: yay works this time thanks mike!

fhsfiddleboy09: I wish I had a mustache like that

richard ellis: ya i just checked my cable out, thought i had to replace it but it was never attached all the way in gauge cluster, lol easy fix for my 90' miata

moofushu: Do the New Miatas have plastic oil dip sticks? What do you do if it breaks off and you can't reach it with anything to remove the broken off dip stick?

JasonJemVideo: Thank you very much!

Matthew Meier: This video was fantastic! I just replaced my speedo cable in merely a few minutes... Thanks Mike, you really are the King of Miatas!

BIGPOPRL: King of Miatas, I can't thank you enough for taking the time to make this video for all of us Miata owners. You saved me, God knows how much money! When my wife and I were riding down the highway in my 1997 M edition, all of a sudden the "check engine" light came on and the speedo just stopped. So I immediately went to google on my iPhone and found your YouTube video. You made it look so easy that I did it myself. I followed everything you said to a tee. I actually got to the clamp behind

outtro22: thank you so much for this vib. it actually save me some money. I was told by my mechanic guy and he told me to replace the speedometer cable it will cost me $220. now that's insane...... once again thank you

ecksrichecks293: Speedo cable*?

Mike MiataKing: Hello, Take a look at all of your fuses. There are two fuse boxes, one on the left side when sitting in the miata by your left knee under the dashboard and one under the hood on the right side by the firewall. Good Luck, Mike. The King of Miatas.

Matthew Meier: Me007, yeah a new cable would fix that.

Mike MiataKing: Hello Sir Victor, Your problem sounds more like the speedo gauge. A problem with the mechanical spinning magnet and neddle movement getting stuck. To test the system use a electric drill on the cable end at the trans to spin the cable and see if the problem persist. Good Luck. Mike. The Miata King.

Me007gold1: Mike, My cable dose not squeek, however it dose bounce, Would replacing my cable fix the jumping problem?

IntergalacticDude: Awesome! Keep it coming king!

boones409: great instructions, thank you!

Mike MiataKing: Hello Sir Uniform, And you Sir are a Knight of the Miata Kingdom. Thank you for a Job well done. Mike. The King of Miatas.

ecksrichecks293: I've got a squeak you descibe at idle and very minor jumping with my speedo, but the squeak goes away after about 1500rpm. Still throttle cable?

ninayeager: Thank you for sharing your expertise! This really helps us average Joe's get things done without spending a months wages.

Richie Schilk: Mike please help! I disconnected mi spedo cable to replace it due to it being noisy. I reconnected it and now the spedo jumps to 20 mph even going 5mph and sticks. Help please!!

Orozconleche: Damn My Speedometer Goes up till it Hits 40 and stays there, Im Hoping its just the Cable and Replacing it, I Hope to Hear a Nice Reply From the King, but Mainly if it Sure is that or Maybe just the Cluster??

Derek: Well this just saved me a bunch of frustration. Thanks.

RNG1990: Awesome video. I'll be doing this this weekend :D more stuff to learn.

Muab Dib: Nice vid man!! been looking for the reason my speedometer was jumping. It wasn't noisy just stupid looking while your driving such a cool car. Thanks! I'm gonna get this done seeing as it's not that hard!! Thanks a million Miata KING!!

Jonathan Ciaccio: You rock, Mike! Good videos. Any lube recommendations for the cable? I'm assuming you want something thin to get all in there.

Mike MiataKing: Hello, Your problem could be the cable or the gauge or transmission gears. The cable will need to be disconnected to test the system. You may need a local shop to help with your speedo Mission. Mike. The King of Miatas.

NB8393: this just happened to my miata this morning for about a quarter mile :/
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