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#1 (permalink) Old 01-17-2009, 11:46 PM
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Miles stored in ECM or Instrument cluster?

I was wondering if the odometer is stored in the ECM or in the instrument cluster itself.
Wanting to switch mine but unsure on how the miles work?
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iirc, the mileage is stored in the instrument cluster. A member once tried to swap instrument clusters and the mileage of the previous truck was still on it.
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LOL.
Don't take me serious at all, but I sense somebody not wanting to rack up miles on their truck. Some vehicles it works on, others it does not. On a Jeep Wranger, I know it works but you also lose your tachometer.

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iirc, the mileage is stored in the instrument cluster. A member once tried to swap instrument clusters and the mileage of the previous truck was still on it.
Not saying that is not true. But if it was, why wouldn't I go buy one new or slightly used to reduce the miles of my truck for resale?

I have NO clue on these trucks where that would be...


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LOL.
Don't take me serious at all, but I sense somebody not wanting to rack up miles on their truck. Some vehicles it works on, others it does not. On a Jeep Wranger, I know it works but you also lose your tachometer.



Not saying that is not true. But if it was, why wouldn't I go buy one new or slightly used to reduce the miles of my truck for resale?

I have NO clue on these trucks where that would be...
because its illegal to sell your truck displaying the incorrect mileage unless you tell them. And the VIN on ur truck would not match the VIN of the cluster.

If you really wanted you could buy another cluster and swap them out for a while then switch back to the original and just swap out every so often so you still get a few miles but not 100%




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because its illegal to sell your truck displaying the incorrect mileage unless you tell them. And the VIN on ur truck would not match the VIN of the cluster.

If you really wanted you could buy another cluster and swap them out for a while then switch back to the original and just swap out every so often so you still get a few miles but not 100%
eheh, I know that is illegal for sure. When I sold my last few cars, and I don't know if this is state or federal law, I had to sign a "odometer reading is correct form or you can be sued."

I was joking because the only reason I could think one would want to know that is so they wouldn't rack up miles, but I supposed thats just the criminal inside me and Jonchos just wants a different cluster.


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Don't take me serious at all, but I sense somebody not wanting to rack up miles on their truck. Some vehicles it works on, others it does not. On a Jeep Wranger, I know it works but you also lose your tachometer.



Not saying that is not true. But if it was, why wouldn't I go buy one new or slightly used to reduce the miles of my truck for resale?

I have NO clue on these trucks where that would be...
Not positive on that. I just remember someone switching out the cluster and commenting that the donor truck's mileage and his were only off by a few thousand miles.
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Yup, its the cluster. A guy over on thenewX changed his out and it had the other truck's mileage.

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I was joking because the only reason I could think one would want to know that is so they wouldn't rack up miles, but I supposed thats just the criminal inside me and Jonchos just wants a different cluster.
If someone were to install an overlay, they might break one of the needles. Or maybe all of the bulbs (led's?) were to go out. Sure there are a couple more reasons to change it out.

Anyway, the Sentra is done the same way, odometer is stored in the guage cluster. However, I'd be a bit surprised if it wasn't also stored in the computer. Its just too easy to store it there too.
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Only wanting to switch to see if I would get the capability of getting the MPG and miles until empty in my cluster. But I did not wanted to mess with the miles thats why I asked. Is brand new so it will have no miles on the cluster. I wished the miles were controlled and stored by the ECM. Oh well.

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