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Odometer doesn't work, is it something i can fix?

I just bought a 1985 Jetta Deisel and have found out that the odometer doesn't work. What do you suggest?

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  • lksharp May 28, 2009

    The mph speed dial works fine, it is the odometer and the trip setting counter that does not work.

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    just to make sure of what you are saying. you cannot tell your speed and the miles or km that you have traveled... or just the miles have stopped working ?

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More than likely your lead gear for your odometer is spinning on the shaft and not advancing the odometer or tripometer. You will need to remove the speedometer from the cluster to verify. once the speedometer is removed you will find a metal/gray colored gear next to the odometer digits. Take a small flat tip screw driver while holding the odometer digits in place with your finger, try and spin the gear. If the gear spins this is your problem. OdometerGears.com has the three different sizes of gear for you to fix it.

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