Sticky Speedometer (VDO specialist needed)

Post Reply
User avatar
Alex Roux
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 2500
Joined: 11 Jul 2011 10:54
Full Name: Alexander Roux
Nickname: Witblits
Home Town: Johannesburg
Current 4x4: 2004 GU 3TDi (Lexus) - aka "Witblits"
1996: GQ TB48 conversion - aka "Skilpad"
1993: GQ SWB TB42 - aka "Shortie"
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 40 times
Been thanked: 115 times

Sticky Speedometer (VDO specialist needed)

Post by Alex Roux » 06 Jun 2013 21:55

Hi Guys

I've had this problem or a while and it is time to fix it. Graham Cummings in Centurion can help, but only operates in the week and so do I. so I cannot drive through to him.
My Patrol's speedomoeter is stuck after I had a light bulb replaced, behind the dash.
I do not want to take it back to the same place as I suspect they worked a little rough with my car - hence the problem. They deny causing it anyway and it is not worth fighting with them.

I am convinced it is the speed needle that is a little sticky and not a gear problem. I.e. the odometer clocks fine, and all the other readings (rev counter etc. works fine).

Any idea where in the West side of Jhb (Randburg area) I can take it?
E.g. a VDO specialist?

Thanks
Skilpad & Shortie

User avatar
Kagiso II
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 3536
Joined: 10 Jun 2009 16:58
Full Name: Mac Mc Menamin
Nickname: Oom Mac [Uncle Mac] [Uncle] [Oompie] Kagiso
Home Town: BrentwoodPark, Benoni
Current 4x4: 1982 Datsun Safari 2,8 aka LOBO; [1,300,000 Km verby !]
'99 PATROL 4,2 diesel.
2012 Jimny [SWAMBO se Kantoor-toe]
Home Language: AFRIKAANS
Location: Benoni and wherever the Outreach takes me.
Has thanked: 239 times
Been thanked: 93 times
Contact:

Re: Sticky Speedometer (VDO specialist needed)

Post by Kagiso II » 07 Jun 2013 00:36

'Lexi -- bring to Oompie in Ben ooni - I wil take to Graham in daytime [just make appointment wi' him first] (and chex widt da oompie what day him also not sleepsing latest :-) QQQ

[ek is wakker tot tye soos hierdie .. 00:40 :oldtimer:
Don't bring God down to your level of faith ... bring your faith up to His level!

User avatar
Alex Roux
Patrolman 1000+
Patrolman 1000+
Posts: 2500
Joined: 11 Jul 2011 10:54
Full Name: Alexander Roux
Nickname: Witblits
Home Town: Johannesburg
Current 4x4: 2004 GU 3TDi (Lexus) - aka "Witblits"
1996: GQ TB48 conversion - aka "Skilpad"
1993: GQ SWB TB42 - aka "Shortie"
Home Language: Afrikaans
Has thanked: 40 times
Been thanked: 115 times

Re: Sticky Speedometer (VDO specialist needed)

Post by Alex Roux » 07 Jun 2013 07:16

Sjoe. om Oom se Engels te verstaan. Ek dink dit is 'n plan. Sal laat weet dankie.
Skilpad & Shortie

User avatar
Herrie
Moderator
Posts: 3684
Joined: 08 Apr 2009 07:17
Full Name: Kobus Pienaar
Nickname: Herrie
Home Town: Kempton Park
Current 4x4: 1999 Patrol 4500e GRX
1983 Datsun Safari
Home Language: Afrikaans
Location: Kempton Park
Has thanked: 70 times
Been thanked: 85 times

Re: Sticky Speedometer (VDO specialist needed)

Post by Herrie » 07 Jun 2013 07:22

Jare terug het alle Volksies ook VDO's gehad en as die naald by die VDO uitgekom het, het dit beteken - Volksie Donner Om! :rolling:
Herrie op Safari/Patrollie
1983 Safari
1999 Patrol 4500 GRX

User avatar
Peter Connan
Moderator
Posts: 5069
Joined: 10 Sep 2010 07:21
Full Name: Peter Connan
Nickname: Piet
Home Town: Kempton Park
Current 4x4: 1996 Patrol 4.5SGL
Home Language: Afrikaans
Location: Kempton Park
Has thanked: 208 times
Been thanked: 289 times

Re: Sticky Speedometer (VDO specialist needed)

Post by Peter Connan » 07 Jun 2013 14:18

Years ago, I used these guys: http://www.sayellow.com/@2?wr=10&Cli_Re ... er=348,919

Obviously, I can't comment on their level of service now, as that was 15 years ago.
Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.

Post Reply

Return to “13. Electrical & Electronics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ChristoSlang and 3 guests