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1999 Cavalier digital odometer reads correct but very dim and hard to see Any solutions?


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2010-08-31 16:10:16
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try turning up the lights with the dimmer switch. It usually a rolling wheel like switch, that if turned all the way will turn on your interior light


There is a light bulb behind the LCD screen. the piece number is ''DS-32'', you can get it in your Chevrolet dealer for about 12$. you need to dismount the dash in order to remove the faulty bulb. But be careful in order to remove the light bulb you need to turn the plastic casing of the bulb to 90°, not only turn the glass bulb.

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It is highly unlikely that a digital odometer would show a one in front of the correct mileage. It sounds like someone is trying to sell you a car and tell you it has less mileage than it really does.

If the speedometer works, but the odometer is not working, there could be a fuse blown if the odometer is digital. If the odometer is not digital, then a gear is broken in the speedometer cable. It should be replaced.

Its not illegal to change the digital odometer on a car. Any digital odometer can be program. I can program a digital odometer from the oldest to the newest cars. Some cars I need to have them with me, but most can be sent over the mail. Go to usaodo.com. All cars have either an eeprom or a microcontroller that saves it in memory. You only need to know how to program the chip or the processor and what memory to change, what to change it to. Its not cheap equipment and software, but to have it done is cheap. Changing a digital odometer is not illegal, making profit off of it or not disclosing that it has been changed is illegal. I'm pretty sure that's illegal

There is no fuse for the odometer on any car. The odometer (digital) is driven off a circuit board that is part of the instrument panel.

On the 1998 Corvette, the odometer is digital. It should show up digitally right under the speedometer.

Generally on a digital odometer the mileage is stored in an eeprom chip, this chip can be reprogrammed provided you have the right tools. However you should be able to take your odometer cluster out and disassemble it to get to the eeprom chip - not an easy task for everybody. Many Companies will also "recalibrate" your odometer and charge a fee for the service. Machines and reprogrammers for doing this are available in China at various prices. It goes without saying that reprogramming a digital odometer is illegal in most, but not all cases.

NOT! It is illegal to tamper with an odometer.

You need to let us know if it has a digital readout, or if it has the traditional mechanical odometer.

You can't. Besides, it's against the law to tamper with the odometer.

I have a 2001 Dodge Stratus Coupe V6 and mine is a digital odometer located right under the speedometer.

It is not clear from your question whether the odometer is mechanical or digital. If it is digital, this is likely the beginning symptoms of a cracked solder joint on the circuit board that provides power and mileage information to the odometer display. See the discussion of the problem and options for repair at http://www.odometer-repair.com .

If the digital odometer is not displaying its readout or is working intermittently it is a common occurrence that there is a bad solder connection on the instrument cluster.When the digital odometer is not displaying its readout or the digital odometer displays intermittently this problem is frequently reported along with the vehicles tachometer not displaying any readout or working on an intermittent basis as well.The link below shows the steps to repair a bad solder joint on an instrument cluster. It is fully illustrated and not too difficult, took me about an hour from start to finish.http://members.cox.net/dpeters30/97_sebring_dash.htm

You can not as it is a computer chip. Also, it is against the law to defraud.

Not with out the equipment and knowledge to rewrite the computer programming.

Yes there is. It is digital, and seen next to the odometer reading.

Mostly all the vehicles that I have worked on with a digital odometer cannot be lowered. Their is an actual manual odometer that reads to the engine computer that sends digital readout to the odometer, that cannot be reset or changed if you were to try to it would disable the vehicle and would need to be taken to the manufacturer garage for service to reset computer but would still give old odometer reading. If the computer were to come out of another car the odometer still wouldn't change. Government is very very strict with odometers these days. I disagree with above that digital odometers "can't" be tampered with, indeed they can provided the right hardware/software is available, many digital odometers can be manipulated through a connection made on the cars diagnostic plug or through connections made to the instrument panel cluster. A search of the internet will show up many companies that sell hardware/software to do digital odometers

Odometer Fuse Box RelationshipThat depends on the type of odometer. For example, a mechanical odometer which is driven by a mechanical cable will NOT have any connection to the fuse box OTHER than for lighting, IF the odometer has a light inside of it.On the other hand, if the odometer is of the digital electronic type, it will, in a remote manner, be connected to a fuse which is usually a fuse designated for the "Instrument Panel." In this case, the digital odometer is usually built into/on the Instrument Panel Printed Circuit Board [PCB], and thus will be connected to the fuse box via the PCB wiring harness.

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Hi, Can you clarify what is exactly wrong with the odometer? Those W210 cars have a sealed digital odometer. If one part of the display is faulty, you will need to have the whole unit replaced. Regards Mike S.

a digital cluster is the same as a circuit board. you need to replace that borad

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