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Old 07-20-2008, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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coding plug/data question

If anyone can help, i would appreciate.
As you can see, I am in a bit over my head on this instrument problem.
So, I did unplug and remove the cluster.
Then replaced the same one.
The odometer, etc, does not readout any longer.
I did not do adequate research before diving in and now having questions about the coding So after purchasing a replacement 'used' cluster, how does the mileage get input so as to reflect the accurate mileage?
Is there a source other than the instrument LED that is recording vehicle mileage? Can it be "coded" into the replacement part?
How? Do I need to go to someone equipped with a diagnostic tool/computer capability?
Only thing I can find in Bentley is removal replacement of coding plug.
No explanations about the function or programming.
Any insight is greatly appreciated.
The reason I started this is that the LED readout was going caddywaumpus at times.
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to my knowledge( so do not quote me on this), the odometers for 1995 year cannot be reset to read the same mileage. not even by the dealer.

what the dealer will do is reset the mileage to zero and affix a no-removable label reflecting the mileage at the time the cluster was replaced.

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ADDENDUM: i also think that the coding plug is voltage-independent. Your best chance therefore, is to move your old coding plug to the new cluster. Good luck.
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