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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:24 am 
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My odometer and the tripmeter have just stopped working. Neither is ticking over. The speedo and tacho are still working fine as are all the other guages (eg. oil, temp. etc.). The problem first started when I went to reset the tripmeter. I pushed in the reset button and then both the trip and odometer stopped working.

I should mention that I recently had the air conditioning repaired which led to them removing and replacing the dash. Could it be that something wasn't plugged back in properly when they did that?
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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:34 am 
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there is a small plastic gear inside the cluster which works the odo and trip metre, they break with age, you can get them from an auto elec for about $10 but can be a bit fiddly to put in
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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:57 pm 
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So you need to remove the cluster and get at the odometer to stick it in? Is this something I could attempt on my own or should I just ask an auto-electrician to do it?
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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:12 am 
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just as a bit of advice for others, there is a company in perth that specalise in repairs to speedo's and etc.

ASIAT Instruments

not sure of address, but can be found in the white pages.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:55 am 
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while ur at it Wined it back 30 or 40thous k's

and dont get caught doing it aswell lol

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:06 am 
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That's naughty. Plus it's a 94 with 170k so winding it back might arouse suspicion.
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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:06 pm 
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i recently did mine. same thing happened. got another cluster from a wrecker for $35. pulled it all apart, got out gear needed and put it in my original one. you can just get another cluster but then you lose your original km's. that is why i fiddled around as mine is only 72000km's. the bit you have to be careful of is pulling off the needle. i got lucky with my original that i was fixing but the one i got from the wrecker for parts, the whole bit with the cog on it came out and that was it. no good. so if you do it yourself just bear that in mind.

very fiddly. about 20 screws on the back of the cluster. need patience.

a low km cluster goes for a coupla hundy though so well worth the effort to fix yourself.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:18 pm 
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yeah be patient i snapped the plastic bit at the front. and now i have a scungy dirty scratched one from the wreckers.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:21 pm 
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chewie_86 wrote:
That's naughty. Plus it's a 94 with 170k so winding it back might arouse suspicion.


just say your grand dad gave it to you

 

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