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Odometers track the distance a vehicle has traveled. They are used in almost all cars, and on some bikes.

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How do you reset a Bell F12 odometer?

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Hold both the left and right sides of the selector (red bar on the bottom) down for approximately 3 seconds. This resets everything, so you'll have to re-enter your tire circumference in millimeters, and the time of day.

How do you remove the dashboard on a 1997 Volvo 850 in order to replace the bulbs?

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The bulb type should be listed in your owner's manual (you did keep it, didn't you?)

Volvos normally use halogen bulbs which must be handled very carefully. Wear clean rubber or cloth gloves since any skin oil that gets on the bulb glass can cause it to shatter when it reaches operating temperature.

Open the hood/bonnet and look in each front corner of the engine compartment. There should be a plastic holder for the bulb, accessible from the rear of the lamp cover. Pull off the power connector and release the metal spring that holds the bulb in place. Carefully remove the old bulb and set it aside somewhere safe so it won't fall and shatter. Take the new bulb (while you're wearing those gloves, of course) and put it into the holder. There should be little detents that align it correctly in the holder. Compress the metal spring and put it into place, then reinstall the power connector.

Aside from the fact that halogen bulbs are very finicky about being handled, the job is actually pretty easy.

How do you repair an odometer and trip oodometer on a 1990 Dodge Ramcharger?

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Greetings well i have a jeep same model and the same happen to mines , and what i did was carefully pull the top dash board a part then unscrew the the plastic panel and took my hand and placed it back on the little pointer and it was all fine and good then just put the dashboard back together and then your finished

How do you fix the light on the odometer?

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Remove the dash cluster to gain access to the back of the cluster to change the bulbs.

What is the difference between the odometer and the trip odometer?

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The trip opometer can be reset and doesn't change the odometer. The trip opometer can be reset and doesn't change the odometer. An odometer is a continual counter of distance and a trip odometer measures from point A to B and can be reset.

3 thing Benjamin Franklin invented?

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Benjamin Franklin invented many things. Some of his inventions include the bifocals, lightening rod, and swimming fins. He also invented the odometer and the Franklin stove.

When did Benjamin Franklin invent the odometer?

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Benjamin Franklin did not invent the odometer, which dates from ancient times.

One of the earliest (chariot) odometers may have been designed by Archimedes (287-212 BC) and was described around 27 BC. Some form likely existed before then as indicated by the recording of ground distances during the reign of Alexander the Great (336-323 BC).

Chinese scientists independently created a form of odometer around the same time, notably the "drum carriage" later improved by Zhang Heng (87-136 AD)

Blaise Pascal designed a geared version for carriages in 1645, and a version was adapted to measure postal routes by Benjamin Franklin in 1775.

The modern automobile odometer was designed as a combination speedometer and odometer by brothers Arthur P. Warner and Charles H. Warner in 1903.

Which Ford vehicles are likely to have a problem with the digital odometer display being intermittent or going completely blank?

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The intermittent digital odometer is a common problem in 1999 through 2003 Ford F-series pickups (F150, F250 and F350) and full-size SUVs (Expedition & Explorer) that have digital odometers. There have also been reports of similar symptoms in a few 2005 models.

The intermittent fading or blank odometer problem is generally caused by defective solder joints on a printed circuit board located on the back of the instrument cluster.

Ford dealers routinely replace the entire instrument cluster as the standard repair procedure. The problem with this is that unless the cluster is covered under warranty, the cost of repairs may be as much as $600.

Used clusters are less expensive, but they are prone to the same problem. Used clusters must be programmed to the vehicle mileage and the ignition keys will have to be programmed to the PATS system in the used cluster before the vehicle will start. The cost of programming these will likely be in the hundreds of dollars, making the used cluster a much less desirable option.

The most economical solution is to repair the problem yourself. The only cost is a couple hours of your time. There's good information about repairing the problem yourself on several Ford forums. Also, a complete website dedicated exclusively to Ford intermittent odometer problem can be found at www.odometer-repair.com .

How do you remove the dash cover in the Saturn Ion to replace the dash inst lights?

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This is an awesome post for how to replace the dash lights; it also shows you how to take the dash cover/cowel off by lifting straight up until the pins come out:

http://www.ionforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=444

Why would a 1988 Volvo 240 overdrive only work after a long drive of around 2 hours or more?

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I called a shop called DaisyWagon on Ravenna in Seattle. Here's what they said. If your overdrive is working after a period of time it's a heat issue; i.e. the overdrive isn't working until something heats up. If the relay was broken, the overdrive would never work. The same thing goes for the solenoid (another "solution" on these sites)- it to is an on and off mechanism that most likely wouldn't be effected by heat. The folks at Daisy wagon most confidently said that what they do is enlarge a passageway near the diaphragm near the solenoid. After years the passageway gets to narrow and fluid won't flow through there until it is thin enough to do so at the right pressure (the speed you need for overdrive) This is why, when the fluid finally expands enough after warming up, it will activate the working solenoid and relay. If anyone has more to add to this I'd be glad to hear it- but after searching for a long time, this seemed to be a reason I could put some weight on. I'm getting the operation done on Thursday. I'll let you know how it goes.

How do you replace the LED on a Technics sl-1210mk2 turntable?

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Which LED are you reffering to? There are numerous LED's on the Technics SL1210MK2 turntable:

1) Pitch Control LED (Green) x1

2) 33/45 RPM LED (Red) x2

3) Strobe LED (Red) x4

It's very rare to have these LED's burn out. However, if you are looking to change them, you will need to purchase the exact same rating LED for each component. You can obtain parts for the 1200s by going to 1200s.com - and going to the Technics model that suits your need. A list of all the available parts will be displayed.

If your refering to the pop-up light, also referred to the stylus-light. That is just a simple bulb. If you go to the 1200s.com site and in their search engine type "PL1" - the item will be displayed.

Instructions on repairing or replacing parts on your 1200s can be found here: djproaudio.com/Help

Hope this helps.

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The odometer is stuck on km. How do I switch it back?

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not knowing what car, i suggest looking in owner's manual for "ENGLISH-METRIC switch location and/or procedure. it may also be marked as :

"ENG-MET". /if not lucky finding, i suggest being much more specific with

year, make, model in your question for the guru - folks here, or drive to

your local (like-kind of car) dealership & ask, while out and about in your

daily travels/. They will show you how, free. NOTICE: all of this is assuming

that you have a digital speedo cluster made for U.S., not Canada-only sold.

end-of-answer.

Why is the PRND321 entire display including the odometer readouts not working on a 2002 Suburban when the fuses are good?

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There has been a few problems with instrament clusters in the newer vehicles. Take it to the dealer and have them check it for you.

How do you reset a GMC Envoy odometer?

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Press the RESET button.

What is the antonym for odometer?

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it is speedometer

Does changing tires to snow tires increase odometer speed?

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If the snow tires have a bigger diameter than the others, the odo and the speedo will read a bit low. If the snow tires have a smaller diameter the odo and speedo will read a bit high.

How do you add miles?

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Treat the miles like you are adding money...example 4.15 miles is the same as $4.15. So, when you get up to .99 it rolls over to the next dollar or mile with the remainder after the decimal.

How do you fix a squeaky odometer in your 1996 Geo Tracker?

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Unfortunately... you may have to either find another from a junkyard, if they will sell it. Or have the dealership replace it. I have had mine buzz for 2 years now, being too lazy to take care of it. Last month I had the spedometer spin like a propeller and take out the gas gage. Today, the odometer stopped working. Takeing off the panels and removing the instrument panel is easy. Getting the Spedometer cable reattached is difficult. Probably have to remove most of the dash just to get my hands in there.. I've had the problem and it's especially when it's cold. I removed the instrument panel and the harness, removing the speedo cable isn't easy but if you remove the cable from underneath first, you'll be able to have enough to get ample cable up from the back, of course the grommet will proably come out from the firewall but that goes in easily especially if you spray it with PAM. After I had the instrument panel off, I lubed the inside of the cable connection on the back of the speedo and put everything back together. I used a lightweight grease that will stand up under use and heat. My speedo is now quiet. You need to be real careful when removing the cable as you can break the plastic end if you're not careful then you ned a new cable. OEM is about $100. but I've also seen aftermarket for about $20. Just have a warm day and if you haven't taken the panel off before, I heartily suggest a book and at the least patience. You can get scraped hands doing this but it's worth it. Take care and good luck. Steve H. If your not in the mood to do all that,,, who would be,,, simply remove the front left speaker, reach your hand down inside, feel the cable, about 6 inches down, round and firm, move it up or down, then drive it and see, I did it like he did, the hard way, and it didnt do anything, a few days later I remembered it was pretty close to the speaker, and decided to try again before it drove me nuts, pulled of the speaker, pushed down hard on the cable until it felt like it caught and stayed put, got in, drove, and a year later it's running fine

How do you replace the odometer bulb on a Pontiac Sunfire No fuses are fried so you assume that that is it?

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Have fun with this oneMost of the sunfire clusters (odometer, RPM, Speed) are sealed and the odometer is digital like an alarm clock and can not be changed without replacement of the entire cluster (odometer, RPM, Speed) good luck... this will require the removal of the dashboard in most cases.

Andrew, a CANADIAN apprentice

I'm not sure about newer Sunfires - but the information above is incorrect regarding older models. I replaced the bulbs on my instrument cluster without opening or compromising it on my 99 Sunfire.

You have to remove the dashboard, then remove the instrument cluster. On the back of the cluster, you'll find that you can unscrew the bulbs from the back and replace them.

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Does towing add to odometer readings?

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Depends.

On a modern car with an electronic odo it won't. Unless thepoweris on,the odocan't count.

On older cars with mechanical odos it might, but it depends on where the odo is hooked up and how the car is towed.Towed flat, it's a good chance that it'll continue to register. But if it's towed with the odo pick up wheels suspendedit wouldn't.

But the big thing is that it really shouldn't matter.

Just look at the ratio between the distancepretty much any car moves under its own power and compare that to the distancethat a car might reasonablybe towed and you'll see that the towed distance is really entirely unimportant.

The only time I can see it possibly make a difference is if you have a small car that you tow behind a RV, and that small car never gets used for anything else than during the RV trips.

And even at that, you have to drive that RV some serious distances, and buy the small car new before the towed/driven ration becomes of interest.

How do you reset the check engine light on a 1999 Toyota Camry using the trip odometer?

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In owner's manual see instrument cluster, see chart for "check light" which should footnote you to another section in the owner's manual. Here you'll find the procedure.

I have an'05. To reset: have odometer (not trip odometer) display showing; push in the odometer reset knob; while holding it in turn the ignition switch to "ON" position; continue to hold the odometer reset knob for a minimum of 5 seconds. Odometer will show zeros or dashes indicating procedure is done.

How do you replace a Honda Accord odometer light?

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The bulb is replaced from the back side of the gauge cluster. Don't know of any place on the internet to refer you for detailed information but the gauge assembly is very easy to get out. Just remove the two screws from the black trim panel around the gauge. Pull the trim panel out--two clips on the bottom corners and the two screws on the top. Remove the 4 screws that hold the gauge assembly in the dash and carefully pull out the assembly. You will need to unplug the 3 plugs from the top of the assembly. Just replace the odometer light bulb located on the bottom directly behind the odometer area.

Source: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Honda-Repair-814/Odometer-light-2000-Accord.htm