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85 XJ6, odometer not working, speedo does, help

 
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:59 PM
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Default 85 XJ6, odometer not working, speedo does, help

My 85 XJ6 has been sitting for about two years, just got it out yesterday and cleaned it up, everything seems to be working fine but when i took it around the block a couple times, i noticed the odo and trip odo wern't working, but the speedometer was working the whole time. Does anyone have an idea of whats goin on and how I should fix it?
 
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Well thats different.
Usually the thing quits altogether and you need to replace the transducer on the transmission.
This one sounds like a mechanical problem inside.
However I am not sure of the extent of the internal electrics.
The speedo pops out from behind by gripping the front bezel with finger tip pressure
and turning slightly to the left. Wies disconnect and you can have a carefull
look or try a replacement. Not hard to do that one.

Rushing off to work now.
Check back later.

Cheers.

JustV12
 
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Yeah, remove and open up the speedo. I don't really know what you'll see but perhaps you'll find the the odometer mechanism is just stuck....and a tiny drop of oil in the right place will free it off.....or something like that.

Or....remove it and send it to an instrument repair specialist.

Or...if all else fails get a used speedo. They're a dime-a-dozen on Ebay

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ok, speedo is out, how do i go about opening it up? and are there any good instrument repairs places you guys know of?
 
 
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