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removing speedometer cable from Mustang instrument cluster

I was romving my instrument cluster from a 1988 mustang and cannot disconnect the speedometer cable from the back of the instrument cluster. Any help greatly appreciated thank you

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I was romving my instrument cluster from a 1988 mustang and cannot disconnect the speedometer cable from the back of the instrument cluster. Any help greatly appreciated thank you
If you haven't done this before, it's a pain in the ass. The speedometer cable attaches to the gauge cluster in 2 pieces (1. the cable itself 2. a plastic retainer clips onto the cluster after the cable to hold it in). Reach your hand behind the cluster and "pinch" the plastic retainer then push it away and it'll release the cable. I attached a picture of what it looks like.

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Cool picture. Great someone had a picture of it.

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Yes it is a PITA but if you can't reach your hand back their to pinch the retainer clip you can push the flat part of the clip with a screw driver and pull slightly on the cluster that should pull the cable off. Just so you know putting the cable back on can be a PITA as well if you don't have the room to reach behind it I used a piece of string that I wrapped around the cable and tied to the steering wheel to set it in place then i bolted the cluster back in with the top bolts only all that was left to do was push the cable from the engine compartment through the fire wall and snap it back into place. Then just let on side of the string go and pull the other to remove the string. Good luck it was no fun

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tahnks for all the replies. i removed the cable by pinching tightly and pushed and pulled and out it came. the picture was great so was the assembly instructions thanks again
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