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My car is still acting up and the speedometer and odometer is not working.
Hi there. First remove the battery cables both positive and ground. Go in the cab and operate everything, even though there is no power. After 12 minutes put the battery cables back on. This will drain all power to the...
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Error 100 reading on the odometer. Battery fuses and starter are all good. My car won't crank.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Check the engine control module (ECM) for an open short to ground. Check the battery's positive voltage input circuits, the battery positive voltage output circuits, the ignition voltage input circuits, the ignition voltage...
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Low kilometers on the odometer
Hello. The best way to determine if the odometer on a vehicle has been rolled back is to compare the readings with the maintenance and service records. At 20000 kilometers there should be at least a few service records to...
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Odometer reading is about 550,000 miles off.
Hey there. This is a problem with the Body Control Module (which keeps a copy of actual mileage) not re-updating the instrument cluster appropriately after a power outage. Contact your Saturn dealer service center for "Subject: 2000 - 2002 Saturn...
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Incorrect odometer mileage on dashboard
Hello. Yes, you can have your odometer reset. Keep in mind it will only be closer to accurate if you haven't been keeping record of what it should be. This is not something that can be done at home or...
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Car radio and odometer will not shut off.
Hi there. Find the power source to the radio and see where it is leading within the dash. It is possible that the wires may have a short within each system. This will cause the load on the battery when...
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Changing odometers from displaying kilometers to miles
Hi there, thanks for writing in. All you need to do is just press the trip button on and hold it then you will see that the odometer will switch back and forth on the speedometer from metric to standard...
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My car won't start. The odometer reads: NO BUS.
The error code "no bus" means the PCMS are not communicating with each other. Likely one of them has gone bad, or there is a bad connection. You can do further testing on them using a multimeter. This will require...
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speed odometer isn't showing the speed and abs light is on
Have a certified technician diagnose why the abs light is on. There are a number of sensors that the abs system relies on to determine things like vehicle speed, individual wheel speed, throttle and brake pedal positions,etc. If any one...
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How do I change trip odometer stats
Hi there. To change the trip status on the dash, press the DISP button on the steering wheel until the dash reads the trip messages. Then, you can cycle through the trip status on the dash and see what miles...
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I want to replace the cluster panel. Now does the mileage be stored in cluster panel or in computer. I am getting a used panel.
Hi there. Remove the dash panel cover and take out the gauge cluster. Check to see if the odometer is electronic and see if there is a little cover. If there is a cover to the case, then remove the...
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Partial Odometer display
This may suggest that the instrument gauge cluster is failing or that the odometer has been tampered with. I would recommend taking it into the dealership to have it tested for proper voltage. You may also want to check the...
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I reset trip A by mistake! Can I undo that?
Hello there, unfortunately there is no way to undo deleting the Trip A reset on your 2016 Honda Civic. The vehicle's odometer keeps track of the total milage and cannot be deleted or changed. In most cases the dual trips...
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My 2013 Ford Fusion doesn't have a odometer in the message center
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle's instrument cluster has a message center in the middle which will display a variety of information. You are able to change the display and the message that it carries with the appropriate...
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Hello, thank you for writing in. The trip reset button is located at the next to the readout. It is hard to see because they are black on black and hidden out of the way. Some models utilize the set...
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How do I reset the trip the odometer to zero in my 2016 Chevrolet Impala
Hi there. Your Impala will still have the button reset on the instrument cluster. It is not easy to see unless you are looking for it. Once you find it you can toggle through until you find the trip setting...
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14 Ram w-EVIC, Can I reset a Trip Odometer How?
There is a little black button next to the odometer reading. Simply push it you should have two trip odometers, a trip A and a trip B. If you have trip A or trip B on, hold down on the...
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On a 2007 Hyundai Tuscon, is there a way to set the mileage where it will show the tenth of the mile? I have to record my mileage
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is no way to change the display on your vehicle. Unfortunately, your odometer is just not designed that way. You are going to want to use another form of tracking mileage to get...
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high mileage reading on my odometer for unknown reasons.
If the vehicle was register at 72K miles and then register at 99K miles after 11 months, that is 2,455 miles per month. If you are traveling on the freeways a lot and taking long trips that are 30 to...
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I just bought a 2006 Chrysler pacifica seems to have wiring issue and miles tripped over 100,000 miles.
For all of the electrical issues with your vehicle either there is a loose ground wire from the chassis to the frame or the ECM (computer) has malfunctioned and needs flashed or replaced. I recommend seeking out a professional, such...

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