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Old 09-21-2004, 01:38   #1 (permalink)
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S Pack Instrument Panel

Hey,

I've just gotten a S Pack Instrument Panel for my Falcon from the wreckers and I want to wind back the Odometer, Because my car has only done 135000 and this cluster reads 212000.

First Problem is I can't get the bloody thing apart.
And Second is, How hard is the Odometer going to be to wind back.

The dash is out of an EB and I got it for $110.
I'm going back later this week to look at the car it came out of and see if theres anything else worth getting.

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Old 09-21-2004, 02:26   #2 (permalink)
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It's much easier to just swap the odometer/speedo part of the dash from your existing cluster to your new one. It'll take forever to wind it back

To take it apart just undo all the srews (I think they're like torx bits but a flat blade will work) and undo all the nuts aswell. You'll also need to take the front glass bit off the cluster to take the needle off, the cover just clips on. Take the old one apart first so you can see how it all goes together and not worry too much if anythin breaks
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It's not that hard to wind them back Ed. Wouldn't you have to solder stuff to get the speedo in and out? Can't remember to be honest.

To pull it apart; on the back of it, 5 screw across the top and there's 4 down near the bottom. There's some tabs I believe you need to fiddle with but it should become apparent easy enough.

Now the winding back part; Get the 2 smallest jewellers flat head screw drivers you can get your hands on. Each wheel locks itself together with the wheel to the left of it. So with one screwdriver you push the wheel to the left across to the left, then with the other you flick the cogs on the right side of the wheel until it's turned to where you want it to be.

It takes a bit of getting used to and be warned, if you rush into it you more than likely will break something.
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I can't remember soldering anything, I'm pretty sure the wires for the speedo is plugged in from the back of the cluster which you unplug to get it apart.

Technically winding back/tampering with the speedo is illegal under any circumstance, I reckon its safer and just as easy to swap the whole thing
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I know for a fact it's not illegal in Victoria. Don't know about you weird non-mexicans though.
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I thought about swapping them but the odometer in the GLi dash broke about a week ago so I decided to get a whole dash instead when I saw an S Pack down the local wreckers.

I spos i could check out whole it comes apart since it doesn't work anyways.
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If you do end up winding it back, I suggest you practise on the fooked one.
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jaeger , i was in the same situation as you , my car had less kms than the the new dash , what i did was opened the dash , got a nail and CAREFULLY clicked the numbers back to my cars true reading.The dash still works just fine to this day...

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Well, I've dropped the dash in every thing works perfectly, except the oil pressure but i'll get a oil pressure sensor tomorrow instead of the sender.

I'll play around tomorrow with the old one and see if i can get it open and then get the new one out and change the odometer.
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Technically winding back/tampering with the speedo is illegal under any circumstance, I reckon its safer and just as easy to swap the whole thing
not ilegal if your making the cluster read the same amount of kms as the car has done. its only ilegal if your trying to sell a car and you try and make it look like its done less kms by winding it back

i'd heard but im not sure , but heard its ok to set it to 0kms if you do something like rebuilt motor AS LONG AS you note the cars kms in the manual or on teh service sticker or something like that. ie. motor replaced at 300,000kms - speedo reset

like i said im not sure,
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