[V8] Speedo problem - Inop Odometer

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Thu Jan 22 14:54:48 EST 2004

... I've never bought the argument that the damage occurs because you reset
while moving ... IMO it can happen at any time.  

I've never had to look at the V8 IC, but I've got to believe that the odo
uses the same technology as the older cars with a speedo cable ... it is now
simply driven with a stepper motor.  I'll bet there's still a plastic drive
gear with a metal rod driven in the middle ... which means that it is still
subject to breakage.  There is probably still the issue with slippage of the
odometer wheel on the shaft ... 

Steve B.
San Jose, Kaleefohnia (USA)
> Had this happen on the 4k before, but when my mother said her 
> trip odometer
> on the V8 stayed at 0000 I thought maybe the button was 
> half-pushed in or
> something -- but no, neither the trip odometer nor  (as I 
> discovered) the
> true odometer are functioning (speedo is).  She said she reset while
> standing still at the gas pump.    Any BTDT's before I tear 
> apart the dash
> once again?

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