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1992 Saab 9000 2.3i - odometer stopped working

The odometer stopped working just short of 200 k miles (or 300 k kilometers). This happened over a year ago but now it is time for the yearly inspection and I guess it is important to have a working odometer for insurance policies to be effective etc.

The speedometer and RPM meter works fine, also the cruise computer and everything else in fact. On this car there is an electronic connection from the gearbox (or more exactly from the differential gear) to the speedo, and there is a mechanical traditional odometer and trip meter that I guess are fed by some internal motor-driven mechanism within the instrument.

Question: is it worthwhile to try to repair this yourself or is it a new instrument module that is needed?

Many thanks in advance!

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