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Re: Help - Broken Odometer
Hmm, never tried. Can't desolder the cap or bend it out of the way?
On a related note, on this weekend's jaunt, I noticed that the number
wheels on the trip odo aren't tight together and I can see the illumination
light between the hundreds wheel and the tens wheel. That and the trip odo
doesn't work smoothly anymore, it kinda "chunks" the mileage out in spurts.
At 09:24 AM 11/30/1998 , Smith, Kirby A was inspired to say:
> For the purposes of my questions, the speedometer/odometer assembly is
> composed of two parts and three subassemblies: speedometer indicator
> needle, speedometer dial, underlying plastic faceplate, plastic "cube" with
> mechanical components, and a circuit board containing the odometer drive
> motor. To examine the drive gearing, it appears necessary to remove the
> circuit board, but this cannot be done without removing the cube from the
> faceplate to allow clearance for a capacitor. Removal of the cube from the
> faceplate appears to requre removal of the needle and dial. However, using
> all the force that I thought would just avoid breaking something, I was
> unable to remove the needle from its shaft.
> My questions are as follows. Is the needle removable in anyone's
> experience? If so, how do I best remove it? If not, is there some other
> approach that can be used to access the gears? If I can get to them, what
> is likely to be the problem? The fix?
88 90Q "Hannu" - K+N, new vac hoses, still 0.0 bar....
88 Golf GTi - PRO Rally