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Old 20-12-2018   #1
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Removing Speedometer

To remove the speedometer from a right hand drive Fiat 500 is as follows. Left hand drive will be the same but obviously a mirror image. Suggest you disconnect the earth battery lead before.


1.
Remove the heater control panel. Turn all of the dials as far as they go one way, either tape them, or remember which way you turned them. Use a blunt tool or trim tool to prise off the panel. It can be a bit stiff, but just pull it firmly and it will come off. Leave the power cable connected and just let it hang out of the way.

2.
Remove both parts of the coloured dash trim. The small part will just pull off. The larger part needs to be unscrewed from underneath, just in front of the parcel tray. There are two or three screws to take out. There are also 2 screws behind where you just took the heater panel off. You can then pull it off. Disconnect the electrical connections and put to one side.

3.
Remove the upper and lower steering cowls. The lower one has to be removed first. It is held on by two Philips screws underneath. The screws are in recessed holes and a bit of feeling around with a Philips screwdriver and jiggerypokery to get the screwdriver onto the thread is a bit of trial and error. If you can't do it sitting in the drivers seat by feel, you will have to use a torch and climb underneath and lay on your back. Persevere with the seated method, it sometimes takes a while to get the position of the screwdriver right. To remove the upper section you will see two screws that are revealed from taking off the bottom. Remove these. If you try to just yank it off, it will come but it will break the part that the screws are screwed into.

4.
You will see two torx screws that hold the speedo cowling on at the bottom. These can be fiddly to get to. Remove them and then remove the small Trox screw in the underside of the top of the speedo cowling. The cowling will then pull off.

5.
This will then reveal the several screws holding the speedo on. Remove all of these and the speedo will then just pull out.

6.
Unlock and pull out the power connection. To get the speedo apart (if that's what you want to do) remove the four Philips screws in the back then pull the clips apart holding the front of the speedo to the back. It will then lift away.

Refit exactly in reverse. I will video this next time I do it, as that will make it easier to folllow.
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This is brilliant, thanks so much! Iíll give it a go this or next weekend
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Re: Removing Speedometer

Good guide, but I would start at step 3.
Iíve removed three 500 instrument panels and havenít had the need to remove coloured dash trim or heater controls; all three cars had climate control too, so Iím unsure of how that control panel would be removed.

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Quote Originally Posted by alexGS View Post
Good guide, but I would start at step 3.

Iíve removed three 500 instrument panels and havenít had the need to remove coloured dash trim or heater controls; all three cars had climate control too, so Iím unsure of how that control panel would be removed.



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I donít know how you can do it without removing dash trim as the bezel goes behind it? How do you manage that?
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I donít know how you can do it without removing dash trim as the bezel goes behind it? How do you manage that?
I must have moved the instrument binnacle slightly to one side and then slightly to the other side? I have definitely removed it without removing or unclipping the coloured trim.

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Iíve done this today and filmed it. Will get it edited and uploaded tomorrow. I can confirm that you donít need to remove the large coloured dash trim or the Hester controls as Alex said.
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Iíve done this today and filmed it. Will get it edited and uploaded tomorrow. I can confirm that you donít need to remove the large coloured dash trim or the Hester controls as Alex said.


Thanks!! Iím going to do it today. Where is the video??
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Quote Originally Posted by lemontaz View Post
Thanks!! Iím going to do it today. Where is the video??


I posted it as a new thread. Hereís the link to the video.

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Quote Originally Posted by typecastboy View Post
I posted it as a new thread. Hereís the link to the video.

https://youtu.be/w7hlbiMVoag


Perfect thatís brilliant, Iíve had breakfast and will get stuck in now! Very kind of you to take the time.

One question - do you know how to remove the KMH sticker inside Speedo and replace with MPH one? I guess Iíll see once itís out but Iím a bit worried that after all the work I wonít be able to do that bit lol. Iím guessing peel out and stick in new one - but with what? Glue, tape..?
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Quote Originally Posted by lemontaz View Post
Perfect thatís brilliant, Iíve had breakfast and will get stuck in now! Very kind of you to take the time.

One question - do you know how to remove the KMH sticker inside Speedo and replace with MPH one? I guess Iíll see once itís out but Iím a bit worried that after all the work I wonít be able to do that bit lol. Iím guessing peel out and stick in new one - but with what? Glue, tape..?


I didnít actually try when I took one apart but I guess itís just a sticky label.
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Taking the Speedo out was a breeze in the end thanks again. However changing the fascia is a real bitch, it seems I also need a thin plastic bezel as the old one has said bezel fused to the fascia... i canít take the old one and use that either as itís almost melted in place. Iíve contacted the supplier of the part I got to ask if they have the bezel but if not Iím not sure. Also one of the symbols doesnít match up

Just had a worrying thought - will it all work again electronically I guess (in terms of mileage etc) or give an error since the negative cable is off the battery?

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Re: Removing Speedometer

Quote Originally Posted by lemontaz View Post
Taking the Speedo out was a breeze in the end thanks again. However changing the fascia is a real bitch, it seems I also need a thin plastic bezel as the old one has said bezel fused to the fascia... i canít take the old one and use that either as itís almost melted in place. Iíve contacted the supplier of the part I got to ask if they have the bezel but if not Iím not sure. Also one of the symbols doesnít match up

Just had a worrying thought - will it all work again electronically I guess (in terms of mileage etc) or give an error since the negative cable is off the battery?

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Millages and everything else is stored on the chips in the Speedo so should work fine regardless of the new Speedo dial
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Yes it will work fine. Why donít you just buy a replacement on eBay?
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