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mnahon

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vehicle speed sensor
« on: May 06, 2019, 02:49:53 »
Has anyone installed a 'vehicle speed sensor' on their Pagoda? Something along these lines
https://sailesmarketing.com/shop/transducers/66h66hm-transducer/
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https://www.amazon.ca/Rostra-Speed-Signal-Generator-250-4153/dp/B0089MQ3R0

I'm trying to figure out a specific unit that would be an easy fit. The idea is to generate a wave pulse for speed feedback to a cruise control unit. I prefer to use something like this, rather than mount magnets on the driveshaft.

Thanks,

Meyer
« Last Edit: August 11, 2019, 22:20:16 by mnahon »
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Re: vehicle speed sensor
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2019, 12:50:08 »
Meyer, you could try Speedhut.
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Re: vehicle speed sensor
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 23:54:59 »
Thanks Chris. I ended up using the unit from Sailes; this was for a cruise control installation. It was pretty seamless apart from having to install it at the back of the speedometer.

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Re: vehicle speed sensor
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 06:28:39 »

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Re: vehicle speed sensor
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 09:07:34 »
Hi WRe,

That could be useful for others attempting this. I looked around for info on the VDO sensor. As far as I can figure out, it's VDO p/n 2152.30300000 but I can't find a place to buy it. Some posts said it was NLA. Any additional info would help.

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Re: vehicle speed sensor
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 10:20:35 »
Hi,
I coudn't find it either. Old GM cars used similar sensors (GM 90148828*), you should check if it has the same size for the speedo access (M18 x 1,5).
Technical specifications of the VDO sensor: 100 mV needle impulse, 13V, 17 mA, 6 impulses per rev.
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* https://www.youngtimer-ersatzteile-shop.de/wegsignal/

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Re: vehicle speed sensor
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2020, 13:36:56 »
That sensor does look interesting, and would likely work if the threads matched. Originally, I thought it was unlikely for a GM product to have metric threads, but I now see it's the European GM. It looks like you can get this VSS for under $10, which is less than a tenth what I paid for the Sailes sensor. I may order one just out of curiosity...
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Re: vehicle speed sensor
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2020, 00:00:15 »
I went ahead and ordered one of these sensors from China (P/N 90148828); it cost $7. I just got it today and tried it out. It fits. That is, it's got the correct thread/diameter and size of the square drive shaft. So my guess is that it should work. The only issue will be to reverse-engineer it to figure out how many pulses per rev it puts out. I should be able to do that when I get access to tools at work.

If this turns out to work---and it seems like it will---it would be a much cheaper option than the Sailes sensor I bought.
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Re: vehicle speed sensor
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2020, 22:39:29 »
Any progress here? Ive always wanted cruise, especially now with the v8 differential!
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Re: vehicle speed sensor
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2020, 02:00:55 »
I haven't made progress on this due to covid. I need to hook it up to an oscilloscope and I don't have access to these tools at work. Hopefully soon...
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