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Old 02-08-2005, 01:27 PM
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Speedometer Miles add on

I have a 1988 300E with 165,000 miles on it and the speedometer works and the odometer and trip meter do not work, If I buy a replacement on the used market and it's below the 165,000 miles how can I run up the miles to make it match what is being taken out?

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Old 02-08-2005, 01:35 PM
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I have a 1988 300E with 165,000 miles on it and the speedometer works and the odometer and trip meter do not work, If I buy a replacement on the used market and it's below the 165,000 miles how can I run up the miles to make it match what is being taken out?
You could take a drill and a smallish phillips head screwdriver.. stick drive in the socket. Heck you might even find a square drive bit that fits exactly.. drill away till to you reach the number you want.
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:12 PM
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got lots of time

And it will take you forever, just immagine at 100 mph you will have to drill an hour for that. Find a speedometer shop, maybe they can fix yours or adjust the wheels in your replacement.
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:25 PM
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Mike,

My odometer went out on Christmas this year. After doing some research here, came to conclusion pro repair would be best for long life (my '90 300 E currently at 180 K mi.; I plan to run car forever). Stevebfl (Steve Brotherton - moderator on this site) has a brother (Scott) who does odometer, trip odometer repair for @ $120 -140. He also added miles to my odometer to get me to approximate correct mileage - making up for driving I did while instrument panel out of car. There is a very nice post entitled "Let's Pull the Instrument Panel" here that will give you instruction and pix on how to remove instrument panel. I have been pleased with R&R Scott did.

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