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Odometer adjustment

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by 5genracer, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. 5genracer

    5genracer Senior Member

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    I am looking at buying a Si or Ex cluster for my 98 hatch. I have 51K miles on the car, but the cluster I am looking at has less. Can I buy a cluster with fewer miles on it than my car, and turn the odometer up to read the correct mileage? Or, can I turn the mileage back, so that it reads the correct mileage for my car? It sounds bad, I know, but I can't think of anything else to do. NOTE: I do not have my original cluster anymore, but I have a pic of the correct mileage.
     
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    5genracer Senior Member

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    Never mind, I just found a local guy who's mileage matches mine almost exactly!
     
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    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    well thats fraud. You just take out your speedometer part and put it in the new cluster. I know in my 95 it is 3 screws and ur done.
     
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    if your concerned just swap out the mileage reading part of the odometer, like stated above.
     
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    5genracer Senior Member

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    Yeah, but the trouble is I don't have the original cluster for my car, however I do know the exact mileage on the car before I took out the cluster. I haven't driven the car since then. Also, the cluster I picked up has 43 more miles on it than the actual miles on my car, so I think that it will be OK. If there was less miles on it, I don't think that I would buy it.

    I'm not trying to do anything illegal here, just want a tach in my car.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    it is leagal to change your cluster- provided you go to the dmv and document it, and get a sticker from them.

    rolling back = fraud even if its not your cluster.
     
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