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Old 04-29-2010, 04:24 AM
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86 126 300SDL odometer not working

Speedometer works fine and cruise control works, but odometer does not register miles traveled.

I know this is an electrically operated speedometer and odometer. Does anybody have any idea why the odometer does not work? Is it fixable.


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Old 04-29-2010, 04:27 AM
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It's one of the most common problems with W126s. You have a worn out gear or gears in the speedometer cluster. They're made of plastic and wear out over 20-30 years. You'll have to replace the offending gear(s). It's a DIY operation if you know what you're doing.

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