I recently bought a 96 Jag with all kinds of gotchas... one of which is the Odometer not working... it apears to have either stopped working on it's own or a previous owner has fiddled with it - where or what can I check to troubleshoot this without hitting up the local dealer?
Country: United StatesMake: JaguarModel: Vanden PlasYear: 1996Engine: Straight 6
not much at this point - I've been too busy fixing other things... this is coming up on the punch list so I typically start researching the problems on the internet before I go under the hood-
Does the speedometer work? What are the other electrical issues? They might be related. -Colin-
I was able to re-contact the previous owner yesterday, it turns out it is "working" but it's only got 32K miles on it... It's obvious the car is well beyond that number- I had ben thinking it wasn't working correctly or had been jimmied with- (I bought it "as-is") what it sounds like is the owner previous to this one had the odometer repaired - so instead of 140K +/- miles its the 32K - so maybe it's not an issue after all - I sure wish it actually reflected the right amount or at least closer to the actual amount - is there any way I can do that or do I just have to live with it as it is?
I was just surprised when it was repaired the amount was not transferred - unles there isn't a way to do that. - I just need a legitimate explanation to tell the future customer- something that makes sense and doesn't make it sound like I'm trying to pull a fast one - Thanks for the input!
there are places that can wind the odometer to the correct mileage. A quick search of your area should find one for you. Generally when a car is sold with the wrong mileage there is a report filed with the DMV. The repair was more than likely to install a used instrument cluster in the car. let me know if I can be of more help. -Colin-
a place that winds the odometer? can you provide me with any website that shows services like that then I'll track one down locally- I wasn't aware of the DMV reporting - so I should be able to see that if I request it from the DMV perhaps? Thanks-
Here is a website that would appear to wind the odometer to the correct reading. http://www.dnaspeedometers.com/jag.htm As far as where to get the correct mileage you should ask the seller what the mileage was when he replaced the instrument cluster and how many miles he put on the new one. If all else fails you can call your DMV and ask how best to proceed. -Colin-
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