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Old 02-13-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I like the old style speedos that cars have had for years. My 71 Olds Cutless had a speedo that pegged at 120. I don't know how fast the car went because at 120 the speedo stopped moving.

That was way back in my younger days, before marriage and kids when I thought I would live forever.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:22 PM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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I think the first Honda Civic had the digital odometer was 2001 and up. My car is one of the last Honda Civic (2000) to have a analog odometer which currently reads 132,000 something. I'm not sure about the digital odometers, I wonder if the memory bank gets fried and where does the odometer readings go? It would probably go back to zero all over again.
I'm sure there are exceptions, but the gauge cluster usually has a module that stores the mileage.

If you moved the cluster to a different vehicle, the mileage would go with it. Then you usually have to flash the cluster to work with the vehicle's security system.

That's how I'd have to do it if I wanted to swap a cluster with tachometer into my F150, but since it already came with one...
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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I'm sure there are exceptions, but the gauge cluster usually has a module that stores the mileage.

If you moved the cluster to a different vehicle, the mileage would go with it. Then you usually have to flash the cluster to work with the vehicle's security system.

That's how I'd have to do it if I wanted to swap a cluster with tachometer into my F150, but since it already came with one...
Yeah, but what about if the chip fails and lose the memory of how many miles it had on the car. It would go back to zero, pretty much. With an analog odometer, that's a different story unless you use equipment to roll it back.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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I know that BMWs store the mileage on the cluster, but there's a backup in the light switch module. So if you replace the cluster, it will still get the mileage back from the light switch module.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:48 PM
 
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I know that BMWs store the mileage on the cluster, but there's a backup in the light switch module. So if you replace the cluster, it will still get the mileage back from the light switch module.
Hmmmm, interesting.
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