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Old 03-18-2004, 02:55 AM   #1
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Default My trip odometer just quit working.

it blows, it still says 0.9 miles after the two mile drive home from work and the 45 miles round trip i took, what'* going on?
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it blows, it still says 0.9 miles after the two mile drive home from work and the 45 miles round trip i took, what'* going on?
Okay Here'* the problem. The little plastic gear inside the cluster that works the numbers has broken in two. This is a very common problem. I've replaced numerous of these gears. Go to the wrecker, find a cluster in a truck, car whatever that has a simular style of odometer. Remove the cluster & disassemble it in the wrecking yard. Now take the gear & shaft with the numbers (Odometer). At home, you can carefully pry off the gear on the end of the shaft. Now remove your present cluster from your Bonneville. Carefully remove the back cover screws until you get to the Odometer. You can remove the Odometer assembly too. Now swap the gear to your own Odometer shaft. Re-assemble your cluster & install back into your car. All done!
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And don't roll back any numbers!!!

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And don't roll back any numbers!!!

Well errrr. I can do that too BTW! LOL BUT! That'* another set of instructions, I won't share openningly on this forum!
There isn't much I can't do to these older clusters actually! LOL
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Sweetness. Thanks Rat.
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I'd like to learn how to roll back my digital odometer. Anyone know a psychic?



Al, can you give us a range of years and vehicle types to look for on this for the SE/SLE crowd? Or just about any GM car of similar vintage?
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I'd like to learn how to roll back my digital odometer. Anyone know a psychic?



Al, can you give us a range of years and vehicle types to look for on this for the SE/SLE crowd? Or just about any GM car of similar vintage?
LOL Rolling back the Odometer is a trick I learned very young working with, shale I say, "Shady" characters.......

Any cars or trucks with this style of Odometer can be done this way. It'* more common in the Trucks as they're more of them on the road.
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I've got my Odometer here on the desk, and I know why it doesn't work. There are three little teeth on the whitle number wheel for the Trip the are worn. It'* the three right by the number 4. I see that those are the trhee that get the most pressure on them to turn the next number, so I'm going to ghetto something real quick to try and make it work.

Oh, and BTW, I didn't roll it back any, I've actually added 20.2 miles... but who cares, makes the car look like it'* lasted a little longer
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I've got my Odometer here on the desk, and I know why it doesn't work. There are three little teeth on the whitle number wheel for the Trip the are worn. It'* the three right by the number 4. I see that those are the trhee that get the most pressure on them to turn the next number, so I'm going to ghetto something real quick to try and make it work.

Oh, and BTW, I didn't roll it back any, I've actually added 20.2 miles... but who cares, makes the car look like it'* lasted a little longer
Just so you know....most simular Odometers like this are interchangeable too!
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