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Old February 11th, 2005, 07:57 PM
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Manually turning speedo

Just replaced my KPH one with MPH with less miles than mine. Can I simply turn the numbers or do I have to connect a cable? If I need a cable how about disconnecting it and attaching to a drill to turn it? I only have about 20K miles to go!
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Old February 11th, 2005, 08:12 PM
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If you take the glass off carfully, you can turn the numbers up with your finger. Not down though..
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Old February 11th, 2005, 08:33 PM
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Thanks Randy. I assume I can turn any of the numbers?
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Old February 11th, 2005, 09:45 PM
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Yeah that would really suck if you had to turn only the tenths number for 20,000 miles ...

must ...... keep ......... turning......... gasp
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Old February 12th, 2005, 11:15 AM
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Yes, It was harder to remove the glass then actually do that. I did the same thing and had to add some 15K to mine so it would match after replacing the speedo with one I bought....
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Old February 12th, 2005, 11:46 AM
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Jeez! How the heck do I remove the front?! Pry the bezel and all from the rear of the bezel?

There's two screws on the backside but I imagine they hold the guts to the back.
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Jeez! How the heck do I remove the front?! Pry the bezel and all from the rear of the bezel?

There's two screws on the backside but I imagine they hold the guts to the back.
Yes, pry the small lip on the rear of the bezel. And yes, the screws just hold it into the rear of the case. I dont think you even have to remove them.

Note, by no means am I describing how to alter your original mileage. That is Illegal. This would just be to set the mileage on your new speedo to match your actual vehicle mileage of your old broken speedo...
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Old February 12th, 2005, 01:23 PM
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I discovered that using a square end driver attached to a drill is by far easier. The only reason for me to remove the front is to replace the lens as it has a scratch on it - not mentioned by the seller!

So, what did you use to pry it off? It's pretty tight there.

Or, perhaps I should into removing the scratch...
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I pried mine off with a small screw driver, if you are careful you can make it look good when you smash it back on.
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