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Old 03-13-2006, 05:14 PM   #1
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SpeedoMeter Replacement

Hey All -

I have a VW Jetta96... i want to replace my speedometer... i am getting a used speedometer from a junk yard... and trying to replace it...

1. How do I set the Odometer reading to the present Odometer reading... Will the guys sells it will do it or the mechanic whom I approach it shd do ..or Shd I find some one to do it??

2. How big process is it to get it replaced..i know u have to remove ur Dash n then replace it ... is it very big process... or its kind of a process that can be done ...

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mail me at jetta96@gmail.com
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:38 AM   #2
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Hey All -

I have a VW Jetta96... i want to replace my speedometer... i am getting a used speedometer from a junk yard... and trying to replace it...

1. How do I set the Odometer reading to the present Odometer reading... Will the guys sells it will do it or the mechanic whom I approach it shd do ..or Shd I find some one to do it??

2. How big process is it to get it replaced..i know u have to remove ur Dash n then replace it ... is it very big process... or its kind of a process that can be done ...

thanks for ur time

mail me at jetta96@gmail.com
1. Using a screw driver....I think lol. Just take off the plastic casing and move the digits around? I've never done it, but that seems pretty self explanitary to me....you could always know a few miles off her too....but that's not advisery hehe

2. If your Jetta has an Air Bag, I dont recommend you do it yourself as if this deploys, you could suffer a broken neck....and then you wont be driving anywhere again lol. If you are feeling in a daring mood, however, just disconnect the battery, leave for an hour of so, and carry on. I know this will stop the air bag deploying on some vehicles....but not too sure about yours. I'd contact VW first if I was you!
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Old 03-15-2006, 04:10 PM   #3
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What I forgot to ask was, is it a digital reading? I know it's unlikely on that year, but it has been known. If so, you'll have problems adjusting the transfering the mileage I believe!
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:52 PM   #4
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o..o... It is a digital Odometer
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:55 PM   #5
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One thing, if you change the odometer reading no matter what it is, you will get a huge fine if the police find out...this is illegal to do, you must instead just show the difference in mileage on paper
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In many states, there is a standard affidavit for this documentation. You are absoutely correct - tampering with a car's odometer is illegal in the U.S.
Only if you get caught...
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Old 03-18-2006, 07:52 AM   #7
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Only if you get caught...

That is just a dumb comment...it is illegal no matter what, you just don't get CHARGED or FINED unless you are caught. Whether you are caught or not doesn't make it legal and illegal...

i.e. is speeding any less illegal if you aren't caught? or is breaking into a house legal if you are not caught?
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Old 03-18-2006, 08:17 AM   #8
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That is just a dumb comment...it is illegal no matter what, you just don't get CHARGED or FINED unless you are caught. Whether you are caught or not doesn't make it legal and illegal...

i.e. is speeding any less illegal if you aren't caught? or is breaking into a house legal if you are not caught?
I would have said the same thing....but I'm sure we all know that he means it's extreamly hard to get caught doing this...I spose lol
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