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    Default Noisy Speedo 205 gti

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    My speedo on my 205 gti makes random reeling (like a swarm of bee's) noises that starts and stops randomly. Does anyone know as to how I could fix this or had any similar experiences with it themselves.

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    Jordan

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    Mine use to do this in the colder months when I'd hit about 80kp/h then stop as I slowed down. No idea what it is, but I know what you mean.
    Does the needle also become more erratic and less accurate?
    1990 205 GTI

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    i'd first check the speedo cable, check if its loose or its caught on something.

    have you ever used a dremel tool with the extension shaft? then mucked around with bending that while you run the dremel for fun?. That's what sound you are hearing on your speedo. all these things have a working bend radius, once you bend it past a certain point the amount of rubbing on the torsion spring and its idler housing gets worse and worse.

    either that or it needs lubing from all those dry years.

    see here: 205 gti bouncing speedo
    Last edited by lion5; 3rd October 2015 at 01:24 AM.

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    Yeah, it needs some lube. Disconnect the g'bog end and raise it as high as you can and put some oil down the sheath, perhaps ATF would be best.
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