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kendy Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:23 am

Hi

I would like to install to my bug speedo like this:

http://www.autometer.com/cat_gaugedetail.aspx?ref=search&gid=2789

Did anyone install it in her/his Bug?
What do i need to buy to make it work corectly?

Best regards
K.

Howard 111 Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:53 am

You will need the "Speed Sensor" which can be bought from:

Speedometer Service Company
5801 W. Villard Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53218
Phone 414-463-6660

It cost me 98.50 plus shipping back in 2004.

It still uses your old speedo cable which runs from the wheel to the sender, then is tuned to an electric signal the speedo can read.


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Dale M. Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:49 am

This should work with VDO or Autometer (comes with cable) ....

http://www.egauges.com/vdo_indS.asp?Sender=VW_GM_Cable&PN=340-011e

OR use this one, but you have to (probably) adapt VW speedo cable to this unit...

http://www.egauges.com/vdo_indS.asp?Sender=VW_GM_Cable&PN=16-9290-0

Find and download installation instructions for AUTO METER SPEEDO and see what the speedo requires for electronic sender....

http://www.egauges.com/AM_Instr.asp

Maybe...

http://www.egauges.com/pdf/AutoMeter/840e.pdf

Dale

kendy Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:58 am

Hi

Maybe this one will be better?

http://www.egauges.com/vdo_indS.asp?Sender=VW_Speedo&PN=SN16VW

rays-64 Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:18 am

that should work, I used the one from CIP1 for $120.00, so that one is a little cheaper. I also was useing the Autometer electronic speedometer.

tattooed_pariah Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:00 am

why not buy the one that autometer sells... it was in the list of "similiar items" on the page the OP posted...

http://www.autometer.com/cat_accessoriesdetail.aspx?vid=114

Dale M. Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:43 pm

tattooed_pariah wrote: why not buy the one that autometer sells... it was in the list of "similiar items" on the page the OP posted...

http://www.autometer.com/cat_accessoriesdetail.aspx?vid=114

Unless it has specific adapter for VW cable for front wheel drive there is adapter issues..... Cable ends on VW cable have different thread than hall effect sender...

http://www.egauges.com/vdo_indS.asp?Sender=VW_GM_Cable&PN=16-9290-0

This is why this one makes it all so easy... IT includes speedometer cable and besides all the hall effect senders are electrically the same...

Dale

tattooed_pariah Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:47 pm

Dale M. wrote: tattooed_pariah wrote: why not buy the one that autometer sells... it was in the list of "similiar items" on the page the OP posted...

http://www.autometer.com/cat_accessoriesdetail.aspx?vid=114

Unless it has specific adapter for VW cable for front wheel drive there is adapter issues..... Cable ends on VW cable have different thread than hall effect sender...

http://www.egauges.com/vdo_indS.asp?Sender=VW_GM_Cable&PN=16-9290-0

This is why this one makes it all so easy... IT includes speedometer cable and besides all the hall effect senders are electrically the same...

Dale

gotchya... I'm one of those people that just fills up every 250 miles or so because my stock fuel sender hasn't worked properly for years.. I also have a "defrost" rag, and wear gloves and a second jacket as a "heater" :P

kendy Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:26 am

I have bought :


http://www.egauges.com/vdo_indS.asp?Sender=VW_Speedo&PN=SN16VW

http://www.egauges.com/vdo_ind.asp?Type=Speedometer&Series=Sport_Comp&PN=ATM-3987-M


It works great :)

BR



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