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 Posted: Feb 16, 2021 04:41AM
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Originally Posted by rmb4me
Thank you Silver Bullet you did not fail me. BTW I caught the humour in your comment.
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My hands are still bleeding regardless as it is a mini and when jamming flesh into any space on a Mini seems to always encounter pointy, jagged , sharp plastic or metal!
You need to start using mechanic's rubber gloves - they are oil and fuel resistant and, more importantly they keep your blood from messing everything up.

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Feb 15, 2021 04:54PM
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Thank you Silver Bullet you did not fail me. BTW I caught the humour in your comment.
I will say the to everyone that is a s confused as I was about the action to get the release, I used a small pick , slid it in the groove under the white plastic and pried the white plastic retainer outward away from the cable and with very little force it popped free.
My hands are still bleeding regardless as it is a mini and when jamming flesh into any space on a Mini seems to always encounter pointy, jagged , sharp plastic or metal!

 Posted: Nov 17, 2012 01:53PM
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Next time take it to a mechanic and pay their outrageous prices, since everyone failed you.

 

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 Posted: Nov 17, 2012 08:47AM
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at least we dont charge a dime hehe yeah i got the picture although i thought this type was only with the 2 clock fascia

 Posted: Nov 17, 2012 08:35AM
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MiniMania forum - you failed me!  Frown

For the record - all the responses above were incorrect for my car ('95 Mini Cooper SPI).  It wasn't squeezing or turning.   On this car, you slip a small flatblade screw driver under a tab on one side, lift it up slightly and then pull back on the white plastic part.  It unclips and the cable pulls free.

 

 

 Posted: Nov 11, 2012 04:14PM
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Squeeze the whitel plastic part on the end of the cable and pull it off the speedo.., it does not unscrew, it just clips on..


Mini Mike.  .....
Driving the Mini 30 VTEC  Mini Van under construction... mikesmith.vic (at) gmail 

 

 Posted: Nov 11, 2012 03:41PM
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I can't remember how the later one works...although I had replaced mine.

Maybe seeing the end will help.
( think this is the right one )

//www.minimania.com/part/GSD487/425-Speedometer-Cable-Seiki-Mini--Mini-Cooper-Rhd

 

 

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"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Nov 11, 2012 03:05PM
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If i remember correctly its push and turn anticlockwise..

 Posted: Nov 11, 2012 02:50PM
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Hey folks - it's a 1995 Rover Mini Cooper SPI.

 

Trying to remove the dashboard and only thing holding it is the speedo cable now.  I can reach the back of it but can feel how it releases?  IT has a plastic cover and when I turn that, it just feels like it is winding up like a spring.  Any advice how to release it?