Repair an Odometer

Learn How to Repair an Odometer with Parts Avatar Canada

Most of the people think that it would be very expensive to replace an odometer which has come to an end. But it is really very easy to replace an odometer. The main reason due to which your odometer may stop working is because its gear would have worn out. There is no requirement of some special tools to do this task. But you must keep this thing is mind to carefully watch out for or else you there are chances that the speedometer can get damaged as it is housed in the same gauge as odometer. Most of the people worry that the car’s recorded mileage may get changed if they mess around with car odometer. But do not worry as the recorded mileage cannot be changed. You must know this important thing that the speedometer as well as odometer lies in the same gauge and that’s why it is known as a “speedometer gauge.”

Repair an Odometer

Now carefully disconnect the negative cable which is there on your car battery. Then later use a screwdriver which is flat head and then the gasket lies near the face of the speedometer and then remove the gasket. Now you have to take out the entire gauge and just be careful that you don’t disconnect the connecting wire while performing this task. Now you will be able to easily reach behind the gauge and then carefully see how the wire is connected to it. Make sure that you don’t disconnect it. Now when you have reached near the gauge and then disconnect it carefully by grasping it near the connection and pull it free.

Gently lay the gauge downwards and then use a screwdriver to remove all the screws from the back. Now once you have removed all the screws, then you can lift the gauge out and then turn the face up on the work surface


There is a post with which you can reset the trip of the odometer and then later gently pull it from the gauge. Make sure that you do this thing gently. If you feel any sort of resistance while you are pulling it, then you can always place your finger under the dial of the gauge and then you can press upward. The motor casing resembles a small black plastic box. This box is attached to the reverse side of the dial. It is further separated from the metal housing of the gauge and it has speedometer.

Pinch the round base of the needle and then you can remove the needle of the speedometer. Then later pull it up slowly. Take your time while performing this step and it is super easy to bend the needle.

Find a screwdriver from your kit and then try to unscrew the carefully remove the screws. Now once you have removed all the screws, then it is time to pull the motor. Then carefully pull the gear pod off. It is attached to the lid and would come off as such once pulled.

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