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Old 01-23-2013, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Odometer Question

Posted this in the General Discussion but got no answers, so figured I'd pose this to my fellow 5th genners.

I have a JDM cluster that has less about 150k on it. My OEM gauge cluster shows about 240k. Is it safe to manually change my JDM odo to match my OEM one? I want my odo to reflect the true mileage of the car.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just swap over the odometer from your usdm gauges
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just swap over the odometer from your usdm gauges
Which would totally negate me changing to a JDM cluster
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not really? You swap over the odometer, not the entire speedometer.
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Unless the ecu controls this, youre gauges will be reading how many kilometers you travel instead of miles, anyway. Only solution I can think of is switching the odomtere over like I said, download a gps app on your phone to monitor mileage, and monitor if youre gauges begin to read miles traveled instead of kilometers.
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Not really? You swap over the odometer, not the entire speedometer.
Yes really. Do you even know what a JDM gauge cluster looks like?
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My mistake, I was thinking of some of the gauges Ive done for my other Hondas. Forgot that the JDM Prelude gauges have the odometer and trip in opposite places than the USDM gauges.
But, even if you roll back your mileage, it will continue reading kilometers so it wont be accurate either way.

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OEM USDM on top, JDM on bottom. Swapping gauges just gets me back to square one which is pointless.

I'm in Canada, we do kms just like in Japan so it would be accurate. I'm not trying to roll back, I'm trying to roll forward.
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Didnt know you were in Canada. Instead of rolling the miles why not just swap the carbon fiber backing over to the usdm style gauges? and needles if you prefer yellow. Then you have a higher km/h reading and the carbon fiber and trim rings.
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I like the look of the JDM gauges, the whole reason for getting it
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Take the gauge face off, take out the odometer. Take the metal bar off that holds the digits in place, and very carefully change the mileage. There are retainer clips between each digit, make sure theyre lined back up properly when you put the digits back in place.
Easier solution? Remove the bar with digits in place from each odometer and swap them.
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Anyways, thanks for your input gnxpro24, I've got it all figured out.
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