How do you reset Odometer?
OK - I got my new speedometer and have removed the needle easily and replaced the gears and reassembled the speedometer. Now how do I change the odometer reading from 173,000 miles to 121,000 miles? Anyone have a detailed method they can share with me with pictures?
I could not do the move shaft method - see below.
Note the small star wheels on the steel shaft across the top of the odometer. Using a small pair of diagonal cutters, grasp the steel shaft inside of the plastic body above the leftmost odometer digit and carefully push it to the right. It is a press-fit in the case and fairly tight so a bit of force is needed. Move the shaft only far enough for it to clear the left case side, so that the shaft and star wheels can be lifted clear of the odometer number wheels.
I am thinking of cutting off the top gear shaft on the replacement odometer (gears that move the miles indicators) and rotating the gears to indicate the correct mileage. Then cutting the plastic ear off (side of the case) where the gear shaft out of my original odometer is positioned. Then making a small cut in the plastic supporting ear (new used case) where the gear shaft is held in place with my Dremel and slipping the gear shaft though the small cut and gluing it shut.
Any advice is appreciated.
1996 TB LX, 4.6, 120,000 miles, black with tan interior.
Dark tint and OEM "Sport" spoiler.
Last edited by Glenn; 03-02-2017 at 07:00 PM.