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RE: My 4K odometer isn't odometering...
Hey Mark, thanks for everything !!! I followed your instructions and voila
The only misleading part was the "on the side of the speedo" part. At first,
when you said to take the white plastic cover off I thought you mean the
"whole white plastic cover". I thought about it for a while though... 8-)
then I noticed the worm gear from the side of the speedo. Oh, thats what you
meant from "On the side of the speedo away from the tach is the offending
gear." Anyway, I never do anything the right way the first time so once I
had everything back together I took it out on the road and of course the odo
was now working but the speedo WASN'T ! When I put the cover back on, the
needle had fallen below the stay pin so it couldn't move in a forward
direction. Ooops, take it apart AGAIN. Put it back together AGAIN. Cool! I
have speedo AND odo... but remember what I said about doing it the right
way the first time ? I have no dash lights ! I'm hoping it's the dimmer
switch. Recently I found that I would sometimes have to wiggle either the
main light switch or the dimmer switch to get the dash lights to work, now I
can wiggle all I want (the switch that is) and get nothing. As an
experiment, I shorted the switch with a wire to see if I got lights. Got a
nice spark but no lights ! Huhmm... should be just some high current
potentiometer right ??? Oh well, I think I have a spare in the basement
somewhere but in the meantime,
does anyone have a suggestion on where to look first ???
Oh ya, I put the snowies on too while I was at it. Guarantee for a mild
> Tom Pollock
> Compaq Computer Corporation
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark L. Chang [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 11, 1999 1:41 PM
> To: Pollock, Thomas
> Cc: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: Re: My 4K odometer isn't odometering...
> On Thu, 11 Nov 1999, Pollock, Thomas wrote:
> > Hi all, the odometer on my 86 4KCSQ stopped working and I
> was wondering if
> > anyone can help me with where to start looking. I have a
> Bentley and it says
> > that the odo is driven from the Hall sender. I'm guessing
> that if the Hall
> > really stopped working I'd have bigger problems than just
> the odometer not
> > working... I did take the cluster off to check things out
> with hopes that
> > I'd see something obvious like gears but nothing...
> 1) Check archives.
> Failing that:
> 2) repair procedure
> * Take cluster off and to your workbench (read: dining room table)
> * Carefully remove speedo backing cover (white plastic)
> * On the side of the speedo away from the tach is the offending gear.
> It's the little white gear that has disengaged itself from
> the little
> white worm gear right beside it. Push it back in until it "feels
> * Make it stay: 1) glue it to the shaft w/epoxy 2) drill a
> hole through
> the speedo cover and insert a screw that rests _gently_
> against it to
> keep it pinned in place. Dab some grease there to keep it all
> nice and lubed.
> * Put it back together and enjoy.
> > I'd really like to see this car hit 300k on the odo. anyone help ?
> Other than my little contribution above, you're on your own here :).
> A crash reduces
> your expensive computer
> to a simple stone.
> -- James Lopez