Mileometer Proble.

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Mileometer Proble.

Post by GTXGTXGTX » Sat Dec 18, 2021 8:27 am

My mileometer on works about 5% of the time. Eg on a 100 mole journey ony approx 5 miles would be recordeded. Would this be a cable issue or the mileometer itself? (Speedo works fine).

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Re: Mileometer Proble.

Post by mr.brown » Sat Dec 18, 2021 11:43 am

I think this is the cogs inside the speedo unit. A common issue on mk2s - hence mileage should always be taken with a pinch of salt. There are a few how-to videos and guides on the internet - search for mk2 Golf odometer and you'll get a result.

Also, search "odometer" here and you'll find some old threads on the subject.



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Re: Mileometer Proble.

Post by GTXGTXGTX » Sun Dec 19, 2021 9:43 am

Thank Mr Brown

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Re: Mileometer Proble.

Post by mark1gls » Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:32 pm

There’s a red cog on the end which can slip or crack over time. You can remove the cog and super glue it back on the shaft so it does not spin, worked for me when mine would stopped working.


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Re: Mileometer Proble.

Post by mark1gls » Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:34 pm

There’s a few guides out there but here’s one.

http://www.4130-products.com/step/odometer/index.htm


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