View Full Version : Routing the speedometer cable

09-17-2003, 08:27 PM
Hello out there,I'm finishing out the interior on my BJ7 and everything looks great.However I can't find a logical way of running my speedo cable from the gearbox up to the dash.Does it come out around the tunnel or is there a hole somewhere it passes thru.I feel a little stupid but I can't figure it out .Thanks for any advice.Ben

Larry Kronemeyer
09-17-2003, 08:35 PM
Don't feel stupid these cars are old and you can't always compare to somebody else's or find a good manual. I'm not to close to Healey, but, if like most British cars, it will come to engine compartment and then route through the firewall, check for grommet in line with or near Speedo. You'll get more precise hits in a little bit, hold on!!!

Dave Russell
09-17-2003, 08:57 PM
Strange as it appears, the photos that I have show the cable coming into the interior through a slit in the carpet on the transmission tunnel & then looping up to the speedo. The hole is centered on & about half way up the front hump.

On your car is there a hole in the transmission cover somewhere in this area?

Randy Forbes
09-17-2003, 09:14 PM
I concur. The speedometer cable fits through a grommet in the centershift (fibreglas) tunnel and between the forward most panel and the bulkhead on the side shift trans cars (at least mine was...).

09-20-2003, 10:25 AM
The cable comes up through the fiberglass tunnel and carpet about six inches from the front and on the right side in my BJ7. The tunnel has two holes in it, one in the center and at the front, but the right side hole is the one used, probably to avoid sharp bends.