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Old 05-17-2005, 09:31 PM   #1
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Odometer Rolling

Ok, I am installing my new SR5 guage cluster, and need to know how to roll the odometer forward on the new cluster. It is STRICTLY to keep the current showing of my mileage, i am not trying to cheat the DMV, i am aware that it is illigal to modify it, but i need to keep my current odometer reading.

Anyways, how is it done? Help please.
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is it still illegal to go forward? i would understand backwards, but arnt you only "chating" yourself by going up?
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Technically it is illigal to tamper with it, period... But yeah it would be cheating yourself to go forward. My truck is at 242k, and the new cluster has 124k... So i need to roll it forward over 100k miles! Haha its not gonna be fun...

Does anybody know how to do it?! I need to know ASAP, the dash is torn apart awaiting the change of mileage...
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Did you see the movie "Ferris Beuller's day off"?

I would specifically NOT recomend that method!

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is it electrical or mechanical? if its mechanical, get a power drill and have at it. is there a way you can take the it apart and roll them to the correct spot with your fingers
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It is mechanical.... do you think the drill idea would really work?
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i would frist try it slowly by hand to figure out what way it needs to spin, there might be some form of anti-roll-back device built in. and then try to slowly do it with the drill and then step it up as you go.

*edit* just dont get it going at 3000 RPM, you dont want to break anything like the lil plastic teeth that move the next number

*eidt2* i have never done anyhting like that, so if anyone else has an idea please say something. but it seems like it would work in my head. (its just the getting things that work in my head to work in real life thats hard)
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My only question is where/how is the drill going to attach to the odometer?
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My only question is where/how is the drill going to attach to the odometer?
My thoughts as well. I think you should try doing it with your fingers.
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isnt there a cable or soemthing that turns the numbers?
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Yeah right.... i tried it with the drill... and with the thing spinning to where the speedo is saying its going 60mph it goes slllowww... I have about 120k to go... so say i get it going 100mph, it is still going to take forever to do. There HAS to be a better way!
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I don't know, but I wonder if a dremel tool would work. The one I have will spin up to about 30,000 rpm I believe. The only problem you may have would be the collet, it may be too small to fit on the end of the speedo cable. Just an idea.
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rig up a stand so that you dont need to hold the trigger down. and in the words of ronco and his rotisserie chicken thing "set it and forget it."
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is there a way to go backwards... im going to sell my car soon...

jk... im serious, im just kidding...
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How would you do this to an electronic speedo? Should be recieving and installing my SR5 cluster today.
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Yeah right.... i tried it with the drill... and with the thing spinning to where the speedo is saying its going 60mph it goes slllowww... I have about 120k to go... so say i get it going 100mph, it is still going to take forever to do. There HAS to be a better way!

No, it will only take 50 days at 100MPH.

Personally, I wouldn't worry about it. Just write down your mileage
and let the new gauge start at 0. Any reason you want the new guage
to read 120K?

If your ever questioned about the milage reading just tell them it was
replaced at 120K.
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There are places like speedometer calibration shops that will adjust your odometer - again not sure of the legality if you're going to sell the vehicle. I did read an article years ago on off-road.com about adjusting the odometer. I believe there's a set of C clips that hold the odometer number wheels on a common shaft. This c clip can be removed and the number wheels removed and repositioned to the desired number sequence. If you do this I suggest you make the mileage a little less than you want then use the drill to get it to the exact mileage. That would allow you to make sure it's working properly after being apart.
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Ha! Found the thread on odometer adjustment.

http://www.barneymc.com/toy_root/techneek/odo_adj.htm
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