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Hi all. When fitting rx8 box to mk1 mk2 or anything inbetween. How does one get speedo to work. As rx8 gearbox doesnt have speedo drive. As its taken off ecu when in mazda,

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If you google the rx8 conversion Mike, there are various in depth articals on it. Think there are a couple of adapter plate suppliers and as for the speedo it's either GPS or one off the prop. I did start to look into it a while ago but decided not to as 1st is second to useless so your back to a five speed.

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Dont fit it then ,,!!!  Leave escort box in . 
Cant leave it in. Not yet fitted as its going in rwd fiesta, but I'd like to keep the original speedo. Thanks jerrytom

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Xp 197777.
Want to get the original dash speedo up and working with the rx8 gearbox. GPS speedo illegal anyway. Will Ave to do some research . Cheers anyway

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6 hours ago, mike399 said:

Cant leave it in. Not yet fitted as its going in rwd fiesta, but I'd like to keep the original speedo. Thanks jerrytom

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how are you going to get that through iva?

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Law states -

THE ROAD VEHICLES (CONSTRUCTION AND USE) REGULATIONS 1986 (SI 1986 No. 107

SPEEDOMETERS
These must be fitted to all motor vehicles registered from 1 October 1937.

Speedometers must be maintained in good working order at all "material times" ie when a vehicle is used on a journey unless:

(a) a defect occurs during a journey, or
(B) steps are taken to have the equipment repaired or replaced as soon as possible. (Regulation 36 and EC Directive 75/443)


A vehicle may be rejected at its annual test if the speedometer is not fitted, or is inoperative, is not illuminated, it has a missing or broken dial glass, etc.

The requirement to fit speedometers does not extend to vehicles fitted with EU approved recording equipment (see under "Tachographs" on page 235–239). 

Under the law a GPS system, even if it gives an indication of speed, can't be regarded as fulfilling the legal requirements.

So to answer your question a GPS speedo isn't legal.


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10 hours ago, mike399 said:

Law states -

THE ROAD VEHICLES (CONSTRUCTION AND USE) REGULATIONS 1986 (SI 1986 No. 107

SPEEDOMETERS
These must be fitted to all motor vehicles registered from 1 October 1937.

Speedometers must be maintained in good working order at all "material times" ie when a vehicle is used on a journey unless:

(a) a defect occurs during a journey, or
(B) steps are taken to have the equipment repaired or replaced as soon as possible. (Regulation 36 and EC Directive 75/443)


A vehicle may be rejected at its annual test if the speedometer is not fitted, or is inoperative, is not illuminated, it has a missing or broken dial glass, etc.

The requirement to fit speedometers does not extend to vehicles fitted with EU approved recording equipment (see under "Tachographs" on page 235–239). 

Under the law a GPS system, even if it gives an indication of speed, can't be regarded as fulfilling the legal requirements.

So to answer your question a GPS speedo isn't legal.


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so how are you going to get that car through iva?

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