Odometer question

Discussion in 'Parts, Maintenance & Servicing' started by Braincrank, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Braincrank

    Braincrank Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Just noticed that when the missus filled up the Benz and pressed the reset button that the odometer (both, overall and day/trip milage metre) is stuck ...
    It happened once before and after pressing the reset button again it's worked again, but unfortunately no joy this time /-:
    MOT is due end of Oct therefore I must fix it by then !
    I checked YouTube but couldn't find anyone messing about with it and they all recommend sending it to a specialist.
    Does anyone on here have recommendations as to who might be doing this sort of thing and not changing an arm and a leg for it?
    As Mr Clarkson says : how hard can it be ?
    Any info is greatly appreciated !!!
    PS: the car is a 1989 , 200 E, 124
     
  2. Benzowner

    Benzowner Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Have you pressed the reset button all the way? I have had similar when I had a 124 and found it was the last little click to reset, mine was a 1990 260E and I'm sure it had a mechanical reset not the new fangled digital things they have now :D
     
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    Braincrank

    Braincrank Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It the old manual one, not the digi .
    The left of the two buttons. Turning it will dim the cluster lighting and pressing it should reset the trip milage


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    Braincrank

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    *mechanical*
     
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    stwat Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    They tend to do this if pressed whilst on the move.
     
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    Braincrank

    Braincrank Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Managed to fix the odometer (-:
    Turned out that after 219k miles the little spindle with the green wheel moved left and therefore it came out of the hole on the right hand side.
    It was a 20 min job and that's incl taking the steering wheel off to be able to get the instrument cluster out (-:
    Happy days !

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  7. Borris1954

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    Unless it has changed very recently my understanding is that even though mileage is recorded at an MOT the odometer is not a testable item. So if it is not working it will not affect the test result.

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