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Resetting odometer I have a 2006 HHR that got zapped by lightning. Everything has been fixed by replacement. I got a used instrument cluster from a 2007 HHR and everything works great except the odometer reads about half the actual milage. The manual says the setting can be changed but doesn't say how. How is it changed to reflect actual miles?

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    I need to set a specific milage so it will show actual milage on the car, not "0".

  • tank2 Jul 04, 2008

    Please note that this is not the original odometer for this HHR and it reads the milage of the HHR it was removed from. I need to change it to the milage of the HHR it is now installed in!

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Hi

Generally,changing odometer readings on a speedo is frowned upon, of course there is your situation where you are replacing an odometer. The information you need to make these changes will not be easy to get, imagine if everybody decided that they needed to reduce the mileage on their car:) your best bet is to go to a specialist instrument repair guy near to you. They will know how to do it for you, but are notlikely to just tell you. Its a bit like locksmiths, ever asked one how to pick a lock. They wont tell you because it is unethical. Instrument guys are the same. Should not cost that much to sort out

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I'm thinking that digital odometers have a non-volatile memory similar to our mobile phones and computers. In these memories is where all the distance covered by the car or motorcycle is being recorded. NVRAMs erase all the data when electrical current is cut to it's V+ and V- pins so I'd suspect it has an NVRAM battery similar to CR2032 (the batteries in our motherboards) to retain the distance covered by the vehicle. In case that this scenario is true, resetting the odometer is as simple as popping the instrument panel open and remove the battery and insert it again, and voila! The vehicle is as good as new with 00000.0 distance covered.

Another possibility is using an SRAM or a Static Random Access Memory which does not necessitate electric current to retain data or the accumulated distance travelled by the vehicle. There are two types of SRAM AFAIK re-programmable (like the CD-RW) or WORM (Write Once Read Many) type (like the CD-R). Using the former, since it's re-programmable, it can be reset by simply closing two pins, short-circuiting it. While using the latter may hinder the resetting of the odometer since once written, the data written can no longer be reversed. To reset it, it will necessitate the replacement of the said SRAM. I'm not sure whether all the technobabble I said are true but these are possibilities. __

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Sometimes these symptoms are caused by corroded
terminals in the connector to the instrument cluster.
Try disconnecting and reconnecting it several times.

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Try to press the button to the ' 0 ' km level and try once more.it can also be adjusted by a simple technitian

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