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Palo Alto Speedometer, Inc.718 Emerson StreetPalo Alto, CANNN-NN-NNNN/p>(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Palo Alto Speedometer, Inc.
718 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CANNN-NN-NNNN/p>(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Sorry posted that before I was ready, more info. coming.
Ok, so you should be able to take a used gauge assembly and just plug it in and go. Usually with anew gauge assembly, a dealer can hook up the scan tool and transfer the maintenance and odometer data from the old gauge to the new gauge. We can not write data to a used gauge assembly though. That company name and address that I posted is a Speedomoeter shop that Honda recommends which can write odometer data to the gauge but I'm not sure if they will write to a used gauge. If you want, it couldn't hurt to call and ask them. Otherwise, just follow your original plan and just plug it in with whatever mileage is already written to it. It will work fine.
I am positive that the gauge is the culprit here. Replacing it will fix what you describe.
Yeah, it's worth a try. No one will be able to tell the difference.
If you'd like, I can post the instructions for the Gauge Self Diagnostics but it really just checks that all the needles, beeper, lcd segments, etc are working properly.
I would be interested in seeing the results of the section titled "The Communication Line Check" in the Gauge Self Diagnostics. This step verifies communication with other computers in the cars network.
You are correct but to calrify, when you say"garbled", do you just mean all the lcd segments light up in random patterns that make no sence?
I'll post the instructions shortly.
Here they are. The pictures didn't show up for some reason but you don't really need them. Just follow the instructions closely to get into the Self-Diag mode.https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bys-c8aVt18mN0xwT2xDeU0wZmc
Yep, what you describe sounds exactly like a bad cluster. This Self Diag test will verify this in the "The LCD Segment Check" test.
Yeah that sounds good. If you need any help removing/installing the Gauge Assembly, let me know and I will be glad to help you!
No, Thank You!
I've got to step away for a bit myself but will be back shortly.
During the test, the LCD segments should blink 5 times then they will all remain on so if they are still garbled then the LCD circuit/segments are bad and replacing the Gauge Assembly will fix it.
So, it sounds like everything in the Gauge is working as designed EXCEPT for the LCD screen. A new Gauge Assembly will definitely fix your problem.
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