[Vwdiesel] odometer gear

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Sat Mar 1 10:41:00 PST 2008

Chris Jude wrote:
> So I took apart my odometer this last week to figure out why the trip and
> odometer were not spinning.  I found that one of the main drive gears on the
> side of the  odometer was cracked, but that the gears on the shaft seemed to
> be tight enough and not slipping.  The  odometer only has about 158K
> registered on it, and I don't think its more than 20-30K miles off.
> I took the gear off and drilled the center out just a bit and tried to
> superglue the crack, but when I put it back together and put it in the dash,
> the odometer worked for about 4/10ths of a mile then quit.  I think the
> superglue didn't quite work and the gear probably needs to be replaced.  I
> called up Tacoma Speedometer and they told me they weren't legally able to
> sell parts individally for these, that I'd need to pay $120 for a rebuild.
> I'm not too interested in that option.
> So does anyone have any ideas for finding one of these gears?
> i did successfully fix the dash lights, and it's like a whole new car being
> able to see my speed and fuel level at night!
> thanks,
> chris
> seattle

Some folks find wire wrapped around the gear hub works, I find enlarging the hole to 
release the press fit then using a super glue made for plastic works fine:



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