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Odometer replacement

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I have a 1996 993, and a short while back my odometer failed; but the speedo continued to work fine. A local authorized Porsche dealer replaced the speedo/odometer unit and when I picked the car up, the speedo was set to "0" miles. The mileage on the car had frozen at 57,029, when the odometer failed. I was very surprised to see the odometer at zero, but was told that teh unit is sealed and could not be reset to reflect the prior mileage. I have concern about convincing a potential future owner just what the mileage is on the car. Any thoughts on this? I have the service folks at Porsche looking into this as they are not certain that it was handled as it should have been. Thanks for any input.

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I THINK what they should be doing is placing the old unit in a box with a statement regarding the changout and logged miles. You can also keep a copy of the statement with the vehicle docs. The box should be sealed with tape that somehow identifies the dealer/organization that did the work. The box should go with the car whenever it is sold or traded. At least, that's what I THINK.

Randall

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I THINK what they should be doing is placing the old unit in a box with a statement regarding the changout and logged miles. You can also keep a copy of the statement with the vehicle docs. The box should be sealed with tape that somehow identifies the dealer/organization that did the work. The box should go with the car whenever it is sold or traded. At least, that's what I THINK.

Randall

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Randall, thanks. I was thinking along similar lines and have asked for the old speedo. Based on a recent discussion with the folks who did the work, they may also be questioning internally how they have handled this. Just doesn't seem right that I will now have to explain this mileage issue when I have the inspected or if I move to another state, etc. let alone if I sell it.

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The process I described is what a Canadian dealer told me they would have to do in order to ready an older Porsche for export to the U.S. So, it seems like it should work just as well for a replaced odometer. Good Luck.

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I have a 1996 993, and a short while back my odometer failed; but the speedo continued to work fine. A local authorized Porsche dealer replaced the speedo/odometer unit and when I picked the car up, the speedo was set to "0" miles. The mileage on the car had frozen at 57,029, when the odometer failed. I was very surprised to see the odometer at zero, but was told that teh unit is sealed and could not be reset to reflect the prior mileage. I have concern about convincing a potential future owner just what the mileage is on the car. Any thoughts on this? I have the service folks at Porsche looking into this as they are not certain that it was handled as it should have been. Thanks for any input.

My '95 odometer failed at almost exactly the same mileage. There's a small gear inside the speedo that disintegrates from the OEM lube used, and can be replaced DIY or by a good speedo shop. I did mine for about $50 which I'm sure is slightly under what the dealership charged.

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I have a 1996 993, and a short while back my odometer failed; but the speedo continued to work fine. A local authorized Porsche dealer replaced the speedo/odometer unit and when I picked the car up, the speedo was set to "0" miles. The mileage on the car had frozen at 57,029, when the odometer failed. I was very surprised to see the odometer at zero, but was told that teh unit is sealed and could not be reset to reflect the prior mileage. I have concern about convincing a potential future owner just what the mileage is on the car. Any thoughts on this? I have the service folks at Porsche looking into this as they are not certain that it was handled as it should have been. Thanks for any input.

My '95 odometer failed at almost exactly the same mileage. There's a small gear inside the speedo that disintegrates from the OEM lube used, and can be replaced DIY or by a good speedo shop. I did mine for about $50 which I'm sure is slightly under what the dealership charged.

Forgot to make my point, which is you could also open it up and reset the numbers if you know what your doing, or have a speedo shop do it if they are allowed to.

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Have the guys at North Hollywood Speedometer repair it for you. The will send it back to you good as new. Everybody is right there is 3 plastic gears that get old and the teeth strip off and then it will no longer turn. I have sent them many speedometers and tachs to repair.

David

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