Replacement speedometer cable?

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Replacement speedometer cable?

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For some reason I'm having a hard time finding a speedo cable. Is there a suitable substitute (like from the 1986 Capri)? Rock Auto lists several for the 1986 XR...I assume same as my 1988? But they widely range in lengths (66 in, 82 in and 95 in - pretty big range). Also, some of the cables are for models with cruise (I don't have that) and Tripminder (which makes no sense to me).

Anyway, any help for my dumb question is appreciated.
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Re: Replacement speedometer cable?

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Hi all,

Don't they all have the tripminder? I guess that is a name for the setting showing miles since reset that I use for watching fuel economy, which is somewhat poor with these cars.

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Re: Replacement speedometer cable?

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The "tripminder" one is the 2 piece cable if you have cruise control.
Next question is which 5spd transmission do you have? If you have an automatic or a T5 swapped in your car then these are pretty common ford speedo cables and easy to find.
If you have a T9 transmission (factory 5 spd), then you are entering into uncommon speedo cable territory and somewhere like rockauto will be of no help.
Try a Merkur specific vendor like Merkur Depot :D

(or MPM, or Rapido)
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