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Digital mileage display not fully displaying some digits. Need help.

Mechanic tried fixed a machine in an attempt to correct VSS and Check Engine problems but ended up partially obliterating about three to four digits on my mileage digital display

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  • Wale Olamiju Oct 26, 2012

    Odometer digital display shows each of the digits partially

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You will need to remove the display from the car and send it out for repair and then don't let this same mechanic touch it again. Contact the dealer near you for the name and phone number of the shop that repairs there electronics from Toyota vehicles.

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