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David155
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May-07-04, 02:34 PM (EST)
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"How can reset the digital KM counter?"
 
Hi guys,

Last week, the speedometer, was died... my friend change the DASHBOARD and other parts (all free... :p), but the KM COUNTER marks 190,000km +o- but my car was 149,000km!!!

How I can reset this? can I put the original kms again?

Thanks!


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Allan
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May-07-04, 02:44 PM (EST)
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1. "RE: How can reset the digital KM counter?"
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   I have also tried swapping mine with the same result. To my knowledge it is not possible to change this. And if there is a wau to do it, it is probably very complicated...

Allan (DK)

94 Alfa 164 Q4 (Proteo-red)
90 Thema 8.32 (Metallic-green)

Allan (DK)

94 164 Q4 - Proteo-red (421.000km)
89 Thema 8.32 - Verde Indy


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Greg_USA
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May-07-04, 09:01 PM (EST)
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2. "RE: How can reset the digital KM counter?"
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   I think in most cases attempting to "roll back" the numbers by hand will scrape the outer parts of the digit wheels, creating a silver bar inbetween all the numbers. When the Department of Motor Vehicles sees this (at least here in the USA), you're going to get in trouble for tampering with the odometer. Not sure about laws in your location.

The other possibility: disconnect the speedometer sending unit and keep track of KM you put on the car. When it reaches 190,000, plug the sender back in. Of course, this means you won't have the speedometer for a while.

Greg


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tjp74
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May-07-04, 11:00 PM (EST)
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3. "RE: How can reset the digital KM counter?"
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On manual KM counter sometimes you can do it but the digital one it's nearly impossible. Manufacturer did it for a reason obviously to prevent tempering.

tj


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sangriaboy
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May-10-04, 06:13 AM (EST)
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4. "RE: How can reset the digital KM counter?"
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LAST EDITED ON May-10-04 AT 06:16 AM (EST)
 
That information must be stored in an EEPROM or similar chip. If you knew for certain what chip stores this information you only need to swap out the chip from the old unit into the new one. Hey presto, you have 149,000 km again! Just play around with the old one first. Power it up and start bypassing chips until you see your km display dissapear. Only very basic electronics knowledge needed for this one. Once you locate the chip, it will be almost as easy as 'chipping' the ECU although you will need to solder it. Worst case, just take it to an electronics shop to do it for you or locate someone who is 'chipping' PSII's to run pirate CD's, they would know!

Jason

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