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Odometer Rolling

I have done a few searches and can't find an answer. I am going to be putting a explorer gauge cluster in my ranger so I will have a tach. My truck has 128,600 milles and the explorer gauge shows 74,000 miles. Can I roll the odometer forward without taking it apart?
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Fx4wannabe01 had a cluster build thread from a few years ago but the links to changing the odometer don't work anymore.
IIRC the odometer can be taken apart to reset it.
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I know on a mustang you can. Pretty much you are removing the odometer rings, but not taking them apart (i think its almost an assembly). What I did was put on a polishing disk to a dremel tool and had it do like 15k rpms and spun one of the gears. I went up by 2000 miles in like 30 secs.
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I thought you could actually take off the odometer and swap your old one in?
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I thought you could actually take off the odometer and swap your old one in?
You can, but I was wanting to roll it forward without taking the odometer out and apart. I don't want to take the odometer out to change the mileage and then have to worry about callibrating the speedometer if its off.
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Has anyone had any luck with switching out odometers without having to recalibrate the odometer?
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Has anyone had any luck with switching out odometers without having to recalibrate the odometer?
Anybody???
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I don't thing you can. I think the only way to access the "roll" is to remove the gauge face.

I think the only other option is to apply voltage to the the motor that turns the gears till it shows the right odometer reading.
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[QUOTE=sheltonfilms;1884361]I don't thing you can. I think the only way to access the "roll" is to remove the gauge face.

I think the only other option is to apply voltage to the the motor that turns the gears till it shows the right odometer reading.[/QUOTE]

Thats what I was thinking but not sure how to do that.
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I couldn't tell you how to, without looking at it. Plus I wouldn't want to even suggest a way, because of possible messing up the circuitry.
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I couldn't tell you how to, without looking at it. Plus I wouldn't want to even suggest a way, because of possible messing up the circuitry.
Yeah, I know. I'm willing to try and if it does mess up I could take the odometer out of my current cluster and put it in the replacement one. So any ideas would be appreciated
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First off take your lens off of the cluster and remove the speedometer/tach section. Find the motor and take a picture of the connector going to it and post it. I need to look at the wires going to it.
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First off take your lens off of the cluster and remove the speedometer/tach section. Find the motor and take a picture of the connector going to it and post it. I need to look at the wires going to it.
Ok, I will do that. I am waiting for the cluster to get here. When it does I will take a picture and post it. I appreciate it.
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