• Have to replace my odometer but I have a question.
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Can I change the mileage that's on the odometer? Currently the one I have right now (which has a snapped engine temp needle) needs to be replaced and has around 130k miles. The one I ordered has 180k. I was wondering if I could change the mileage of the new one to what I have currently. Car is a 1997 Honda Civic DX if it makes a difference. P.S. I know it's illegal to change the mileage but it's only illegal if you're changing it for resale purposes.
repaint the second digit's drum if you cant just spin it backwards.
put it on bricks and drive in reverse for 50,000 miles
I'm pretty sure you can just replace the needles, I might be wrong though.
[QUOTE=technicsix;35592017]I'm pretty sure you can just replace the needles, I might be wrong though.[/QUOTE] Well the thing is, the needle's pin snapped inside the small hole. There's a piece left inside so even if we tried to replace the needle, that small piece prevents us from being able to insert the needle fully so it'll just pop back out at the slightest bump.
If it's made of a magnetic metal, would using a magnet to fish it out work?
Why did you order one with such high mileage in the first place?
[QUOTE=gbtygfvyg;35590026]Can I change the mileage that's on the odometer? Currently the one I have right now (which has a snapped engine temp needle) needs to be replaced and has around 130k miles. The one I ordered has 180k. I was wondering if I could change the mileage of the new one to what I have currently. Car is a 1997 Honda Civic DX if it makes a difference. P.S. I know it's illegal to change the mileage but it's only illegal if you're changing it for resale purposes.[/QUOTE] Odometer and speedometers are extremely sensitive to fiddling with them. You'll never be able to get it perfect and it's a very finicky thing. Odometer replacements are very common on my type of car (4th Gen Prelude) due to the later years having the digital dash, and the only answer I ever could find was "Take it to the dealer".
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