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Billy jk Mike S
Kings Langley, UK   GBR
Talk me thru getting the cable off the back of the dial pls...

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underwaterdrug Bradley Atherton
Muskogee, OK, USA   USA
1972 MG MGB
1972 MG MGB
I found it easiest to place my hand behind the dash. Find the two hand nuts that come off easily and then push out the speedometer from the dash. Then remove the cable. Should be a 5 minute job.

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JohnyMc John McFarlane
Mossman, Queensland, Australia   AUS
Have u tried?
What appears to be your difficulty?

On my 71 it's a simple 2 minute job.

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linklaw John Linkosky
Carnegie, PA, USA   USA
To remove the thumb nuts, I have to remove the heater control that is below the speedo. I don't remember whether it is heat or vent control but I can't fit my fat hand behind the dash with it in place. To remove it, depress the little button in the knob and pull the knob off, then take off the nut and washer. Pull out the control device from behind the dash and presto, you will have plenty of room to remove the thumb nut (at least on one side).

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sweep Gold Member Chris W
Gosford, NSW, Australia   AUS
1966 MG MGB "Basil"
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
2015 Audi A3
Put a light glove on. Stick your hand up behind - follow the cable up. Grab the knurled nut. Summon your 'inner Hulk' and twist clockwise - looking at your imaginary fingers in front of you.
Otherwise do what others have suggested.

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Captain Dave Gold Member David Blakey
Clinton, TN, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB GT "Lil B"
1971 MG MGB GT "Cornbread"
Some photos and pre-emptive protection learned by previous experience. The 5/8" nut is removed from the control and it is pushed through the metal support temporarily.

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