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Old 04-05-2006, 02:10 PM   #1
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I've noticed with my car that if I go in reverse, I can roll back my odometer. The speedometer also goes backwards. I know that this was eventually corrected, but I was just curious as to when?

Sidenote: My girl turned over 87,000 miles just now
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I've noticed with my car that if I go in reverse, I can roll back my odometer. The speedometer also goes backwards. I know that this was eventually corrected, but I was just curious as to when?

Sidenote: My girl turned over 87,000 miles just now
I'm guessing before "Ferris Bueller'* Day Off" :P

But seriously, I had no idea that was ever true, I though it was just an urban legend. I never noticed it in my 1979 Firebird.
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Sidenote: My girl turned over 87,000 miles just now
Hmm... Time to start driving in reverse a little more often!
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haha, thats really cool...

yeah definitely corrected after Ferris Bueller...lol
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Never seen that movie :P

Ryan, might be worth a double check! If you take it through an empty parking lot in reverse, if you notice the speedo go backwards, your odometer might, too!
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I know my parent67 impala did and I pretty sure thier 82 lebaran did it to, I know my 92 doesn't roll backaeds. My guess is right about abs that changed, or when speed sensor started come on cars. If venture about 85 maybe
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Sidenote: My girl turned over 87,000 miles just now
Back it up...do it again and get it on video
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i couldn't tell you what years it changed, but if a vehicle has a speedometer CABLE, it'll roll back. if it has an electronic speedometer, it won't.
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