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 Post subject: odometer trouble
Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:34 am 
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realised the other day, that my odometer isnt working, anyone know if there is a fuse for it or a possible cause for the fault? the trip reader doesnt work too if that helps

 

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 Post subject: Re: odometer trouble
Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:55 am 
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The speedo has a gear inside it that goes brittle and breaks. You need to go to a place that fixes speedos and get a new gear fitted in it or go to a wreckers and get a gear out of a known working speedo and replace it. Pulling the cluster apart to fix it is pretty easy but also fiddly. Its very common and usually happens when you give a hard press of the trip reset button.

 

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 Post subject: Re: odometer trouble
Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:32 pm 
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so who would i go too to get it fixed, ordinary mech or do i have to take it too a specialist?

 

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 Post subject: Re: odometer trouble
Posted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:52 pm 
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Not sure where you can go in canberra but alot of wreckers can sometimes do it for you,some will try sell you a whole cluster and entice you to buy it because it has less kays. You will need to research in your area for a speedo repair shop or if you get desperate go to a self serve wrecking yard and practice on an old cluster there first :) .Ive replaced mine and the fiddliest thing is getting the unit apart and back together without scratching the faces or damaging the dials. you also need a torx screwdriver to open the cluster. might be a T8 but not 100%.

 

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 Post subject: Re: odometer trouble
Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:21 am 
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if u look in your yellow pages for a gauge/instument specialist (theres 2 in newy) you should be right. I pulled my cluster out and they charged me $50 to pull in apart and replace the gear with a brand newy.... your definitley not alone, it happends all the time
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 Post subject: Re: odometer trouble
Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:11 am 
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DIY in Street Fords magazine about this in issue 51 w/ photos, guide, etc. out 04/03

We did it for my ED. It is very easy to do. Gears for sale on ebay. Take the cluster out, remove back panel, remove speedo a***/assembly, see the squishy gear, remove and replace, fit in reverse order.

 

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