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Is there any way to fix an S3 odometer? PO had broken the trip odometer shaft and odo no longer works. Speedo works fine except in need of calibration.
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These guys are well known if you did not want to do it yourself:

Palo Alto Speedometer: Repair, Restoration, and Sales of Automobile Gauges

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These guys are well known if you did not want to do it yourself:

Palo Alto Speedometer: Repair, Restoration, and Sales of Automobile Gauges
I do everything myself, even if it is a new learning experience. Sounds like it is possible so the method has to be available somewhere!
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I do everything myself....
fixing the odometer usually requires parts like the little 25 tooth cogwheel or the stepper motor that runs it.
years back this company was mentioned when someone was looking for the cogwheel:
https://www.speedometergears.com/

But sometimes, it's best to send the whole cluster to a professional to be fixed and get both tacho and speedo calibrated....as sometimes we cause more damage than good when it comes to such finnicky things...
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I do everything myself....
fixing the odometer usually requires parts like the little 25 tooth cogwheel or the stepper motor that runs it.
years back this company was mentioned when someone was looking for the cogwheel:
https://www.speedometergears.com/

But sometimes, it's best to send the whole cluster to a professional to be fixed and get both tacho and speedo calibrated....as sometimes we cause more damage than good when it comes to such finnicky things...
Thanks for the informed input. I may just buy another and learn something on this one..... dont have the time or patience to send it off for weeks!
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.... I may just buy another and learn something on this one..
they are not cheap when you find them used
(and who knows if/how long a used unit works?.... they might still need repairing)
https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/alf...r-86-90-a.html

If you do try to fix it though, post a write up for us...no one has done a specific 'odo motor fix' write up.

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.... I may just buy another and learn something on this one..
they are not cheap when you find them used
(and who knows if/how long a used unit works?.... they might still need repairing<img src="http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />)
https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/alf...r-86-90-a.html

If you do try to fix it though, post a write up for us...no one has done a specific 'odo motor fix' write up.
At least you would have one to send in while the other is in the car .... I emailed him. Thanks!
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Have sourced many hard to find parts from them already!
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