How to Fix an Odometer That Doesn't Spin

2 Rgp 2016
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DIY odometer repair and LED dash light install. Learn how to fix your odometer to show the correct mileage when you drive. The odometer gear can easily be repaired by taking the gauges out from the dashboard, but I also show you how to replace the speed sensor. Since we are taking the dash apart, I show you how to install LED bulbs for your instrument cluster.
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Odometer Gear:
Torx Sockets:
Electric Drill:
Ramps I used:
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  • I'm 17, i'll be driving this year. Why do I wat to buy a salvage car and build it up. I reallllyyy want to :D

    zgudge premiumzgudge premiumPrieš 5 val
  • Not Odometers are not the same! In my Estima You can see the Odometer is not a circle it's a downward curve so if the engine is off. It lays on the Speedometer's Half circle

    ceeb2 thojceeb2 thojPrieš 2 dienas
  • 7:49 thats a very asmr sound for some reason

    Dumb2Smart :DDumb2Smart :DPrieš 3 dienas
  • Hi Chris, I've been watching your videos for years... Just saw this video..., my Toyota Camry XV10 Odometer is working but the speedometer speed showing is lack behind, for example I'm driving 100km/hr but it just show 50~60km/hr or less, may I know what's the problem? Besides, the engine oil light is flashing even after I send for servicing, changing engine oil and changing new oil switch, may I know how to settle these issues?

    Chimin SiewChimin SiewPrieš 3 dienas
    • Do you know if you have larger or smaller tires installed? And is there any kind of strange noise coming from the engine?

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 dienas
  • I got a V6 mustang this year today and I’m going to try this out! Thanks

    Alex GavinAlex GavinPrieš 4 dienas
    • Let me know how it goes!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 dienas
  • Sorry Chris, you lost me at 'make sure you disconnect the negative terminal of your battery'

    rishurishuPrieš 4 dienas
  • The Clicks Are So Satisfying

    Anas AlBalushiAnas AlBalushiPrieš 7 dienų
  • How to make your car have less miles...

  • So I messed up my speedometer and now I'm lost. I did what you said, by putting it all the way down to zero before removing the pointer needle, but then when I was inside the guts of the thing I moved the gears a bit, just to see it turning, and I think that fecked up the speedometer needle calibration, because when I put it all back together, now the needle doesn't move right. Either that or I put the needle back on too snugly, perhaps, and now there's too much friction to allow it to turn right, perhaps. On the bright side, however, I was able to replace the burned-out backlight and warning light bulbs, as well as the odometer, which was my main reason for doing all this -- and you were 100% right, it was the crumbled worm gear. Any advice on the speedometer would be greatly appreciated, still.

    TheLogicJunkieTheLogicJunkiePrieš 11 dienų
    • @ChrisFix >> Also, the problem is that any speed but zero is now the speedometer's new zero

      TheLogicJunkieTheLogicJunkiePrieš 6 dienų
    • Okay, so in the final analysis (I've been completely unable to restore my speedometer to the proper working condition it was before I successfully repaired only the odometer), I don't recommend this repair at all, since all I did was permanently de-calibrate my speedometer/tachyometer while doing it. And I think it happened because any turning whatsoever of the gears inside throws the speedometer off permanently, and I didn't know I couldn't even test the new worm gear out by turning the gears after the replacement. The best thing to do, is don't even try to replace the odometer at all -- it's a trap. Just buy a whole new speedometer which presumably includes the shoddy stock worm gear, or just trade the whole vehicle in -- with the new vehicle almost certainly having yet another shoddy worm gear that will only last to just over 160,000 miles, or else some other deliberately-misengineered stock part. Either way, there's apparently no way out of hell whenever you buy a Ford. You just have to become an alcoholic, heroin, or pill addict to soothe your nerves or pray you meet a quick and painless death as soon as possible, to gain your freedom from all the endless pain and nightmare.

      TheLogicJunkieTheLogicJunkiePrieš 8 dienų
    • @ChrisFix >> Which one is the stepper motor, and is it replaceable? Also, thanks for getting back to me on this so quickly

      TheLogicJunkieTheLogicJunkiePrieš 10 dienų
    • I'm glad you got those other issues fixed! Most likely the stepper motor is going out, but if you adjusted (tightened) it, just try loosening it and see if that corrects the issue!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 10 dienų
  • Me to

    Basia JakupajBasia JakupajPrieš 11 dienų
  • I'm sorry, but what the heck is a s c r e w g u n ?

    Damien MaymdienDamien MaymdienPrieš 12 dienų
  • 0:10 *"And one thing i immediately noticed is neither the trip odometer, or the regular odometer are working."*

    Elektronika dla początkującychElektronika dla początkującychPrieš 13 dienų
  • Hey man I hope you see this , I know this video is pretty old now. I have almost the same car, I recently did all this to my baby, I used cheap bulbs though and had a major power drain the next day, but I replaced them with a better set and so far so good, however, my odometer still isn't working, I've taken it back apart to make sure all the trash was out and that the numbers weren't somehow bound up, I can hear the gear clicking, it's just not moving the numbers. Let me know what you think if you can. Thanks, and I love the way the bulbs look too, I gotta do my heater controls next, it looks awesome with the radio I got for Christmas.

    walter bateswalter batesPrieš 14 dienų
  • Your motor spedomater are made from my country

    zafirul qushayzafirul qushayPrieš 15 dienų
  • i watch these for entertainment

    iwalani59iwalani59Prieš 20 dienų
  • I'm watching 4 years later and I'm so addicted to these videos and I enjoy them alot I subbed and liked almost every video that I watched. I'm still young but in the future this will help me alot.

    ErinErinPrieš 21 dieną
  • That is 777777

    Jaxson CarterJaxson CarterPrieš 22 dienas
  • This is super helpful. Now K can go out and get my tbird dash working right

    Jacob BakkoJacob BakkoPrieš 23 dienas
  • How to add a music system to your car can it be the next video brw🤗

  • What’s wrong with black gears huh

    Noah Noah’sNoah Noah’sPrieš 24 dienas
  • How to fix a spedometer that is 10 mph slow??

    Tyler CoffmanTyler CoffmanPrieš 25 dienų
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    Dorthy NortonDorthy NortonPrieš 27 dienų
  • Make sure to remove the pin stoppers that hold needle on speedometer and tachometer at its lowest point. Learned the hard way facing the center cluster upside down while working on the back.

    94 Sn9594 Sn95Prieš 29 dienų
  • Hi Chris does this work on a 99 Nissan Sentra my speed sensor was replaced but my odometer stopped working at 298k miles

    lrnlifelrnlifePrieš mėn
    • Should be a very similar process, is it a mechanical odometer like this?

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • How about if the odometer is working but the speedometer is not. I have 2005 Toyota Innova

    William TuscanoWilliam TuscanoPrieš mėn
    • Usually a bad speed sensor or a broken gear on the speedometer

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • My menual speedometer is reading 100km/h and my digital speedometer says 125km/h is this the same fix for that @chrisfix

    besim jahabesim jahaPrieš mėn
  • yeah it will work

  • Hello chris fix is there a way you can create a video for a 1985 nissan pickup 720, and also where can i get parts

    Juan PalominoJuan PalominoPrieš mėn
  • "ask me how I know" hey Chris! how do you know that? OMG, that's amazing!!

    traplyricstraplyricsPrieš mėn
    • chris say in comment above you : from experience

      azzam_azzam_Prieš 26 dienų
  • Leave it until it’s time to sell 😂

    Rama NrusimhadevaraRama NrusimhadevaraPrieš mėn
  • 5:25 made in malaysia im proud

  • 9:30 dual wield ! now you're just showing off xD

    CheeZyCheeZyPrieš mėn
  • i remember in my dad's van that his fuel odometer worked as a RPM XD

    ProbrokristianProbrokristianPrieš mėn
  • "drill" nah "electric screw gun" yeah that sounds better

    ded_luckyded_luckyPrieš mėn
  • Good vedio thanks for the education.

    Dewey SelfDewey SelfPrieš mėn
  • .

    wliswantowliswantoPrieš mėn
  • Just did this exact thing today to my 98 with your help! Thanks Chris!

    Christopher FloresChristopher FloresPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Awesome! Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • its good video

    katijah abdul rahmankatijah abdul rahmanPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Your welcome

      katijah abdul rahmankatijah abdul rahmanPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Helol

    katijah abdul rahmankatijah abdul rahmanPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • My mame is amsyar

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    • My mame is amsyr

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    • Hello!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼🇮🇳🇮🇳

    sangramsangramPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Yo chris is it the same process as a Toyota Camry

    Maxwell and Gabriel craftsMaxwell and Gabriel craftsPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Isn't the green wire the positive terminal

    Mark Hates KittensMark Hates KittensPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hey Chris my 1969 Xbox fairlane Gauges doesn’t work what do I do

    Dontay SullivanDontay SullivanPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Man o man that was helpful

    Darma SasthaDarma SasthaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Plot twist: Christ has owned this car with this problem for the last 100,000 miles...

    Jon SmithJon SmithPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Ur the best ever💪💪💪♥♥♥♥

    Precious CalibaPrecious CalibaPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • @ChrisFix i like that you look at the comments on old videos

      choc_dchoc_dPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I know im late to the party but what about when the speedometer and odometer only work on/off times like at times itll count and show speed and other times it doesn't or just "dances" around?

    Amanda McKittrickAmanda McKittrickPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Tmu

    James AJames APrieš 2 mėnesius
  • "Used 1998 Mustang. 3,000 miles, no warning lights"

    WarriorsMustang17WarriorsMustang17Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Will this fix a speedometer that doesn’t work?

    KimberlyKimberlyPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I like how he calls a power drill an electric screw gun

    Angel Was HereAngel Was HerePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 7:03 "good" 😎 my son and I disassembled his dash in attempt to fix this issue. It was shocking how intricately you had to twist and push this thing to get it both off and back on. What you did looked WAAAAY easier.😂 we did some diagnostic test that indicated that it wasn't whatever that guy said it could be. At any rate... We may be trying again using your ideas on what could be wrong. Subaru legacy....

    Karen LambKaren LambPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hey Chris do a video on how to repair sun visors in the mustang, visors with the mirrors with lights I’m gonna put new material on myself!! Just an idea

    Trumps ArmyTrumps ArmyPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Let me tell you something I’ve used many of your videos you’re the best in these demonstration help or DIY videos thank you great step by step

    Trumps ArmyTrumps ArmyPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • removing screws with an electric tool is ok, But you should never use it to re install the screws as it can cross thread and or strip out the screw holes.

    Norfiza Md NorNorfiza Md NorPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Why was fuel meter still showing reading even battery is disconnected ;; hmmm sound something intersting ghost car 😁😁

    sanketsanketPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hey there!! I'm new to your channel and I love the way you explain things, I watched your video about the odometer issues and I need your help. The odometer and trip odometer just stopped turning on my 1995 Nissan pickup 4 cylinders with an automatic transmission. My RPM gauge has been broke for a while now but my odometers had been working till recently. Please help, what could be my problem, thanks 😊 🙏

    Cecilia ReyesCecilia ReyesPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • You are freakin awesome Chris! Thanks for teachin dumbies like me

    Karl PatchKarl PatchPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • How u fix the numbers

    Ivan HuangIvan HuangPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • im so addicted i didnt want to leave this video before finishing it to do my favorite thing

    New HQ GameNew HQ GamePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • u drive manual so viciously

    SoiBoiSoiBoiPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Hacker man

    i Ii IPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Chris! Been watching your videos for years man I really love me and you are SUPER helpful! I was just really looking forward to seeing the before and after on the led light swap 🤣

    Daniel RuizDaniel RuizPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Worm Gear

    John_KolbieJohn_KolbiePrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I dont even own a car and I watch these videos. I'm 11 years old and I love to learn about cars. :D

    ザインXaenザインXaenPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Face reveal

    Dwayne MartinDwayne MartinPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Where can we buy odometer replacement gears? I have a 95 Tbird SC. Great video.

    d hd hPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Besttttttttttt vids

    Kyron FrederickKyron FrederickPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 5:26 "Made in Malaysia" oh hell yea

    Ziqrul ImanZiqrul ImanPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Hey Chris! I recall you saying you weren't sure how LED bulbs and the dim worked in your Dash Light fix video, Can you tell me how the LED bulbs work in the DriftStang? Thank you

    Jose Sebastian CuevasJose Sebastian CuevasPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Hit Like if you want ChrisFix to install a 'Turbo Charger' in this Mustang.

    Hassan RaeesHassan RaeesPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Does this work on a 1998 Ford contour SVT?

    Ross JonesRoss JonesPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • On my 2001 Jeep Cherokee DJ the previous owner put cardboard and tape over the dash lights and didn’t know my check engine light was on till I went to get my emissions done

    Darth RevanDarth RevanPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • did you say meshes ???

    Jason WatkinsJason WatkinsPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • For sale 50k original miles 😆

    Steven AdamsSteven AdamsPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 🙌🏽

    Jose Sebastian CuevasJose Sebastian CuevasPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • How do you go about learning everything in so much detail for so many different cars? Where can I find manuals with this type of information available for all the different cars?

    SimSouNoobSimSouNoobPrieš 3 mėnesius

  • Chris I need help, I replace my speedometer cable because a mechanic said that its broken but it turns out its not. it just doesn't spin even when I gas it. i tried manually spin it and my dash is moving. what do I do to make my cable spin? I got an old lancer 4g13 cyclone

    Angelo Carlo JoaquinAngelo Carlo JoaquinPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 5:27. Made in Malaysia. Ayy my country!.

    Drift ManiacDrift ManiacPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Awesome!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I wish ChrisFix would be my Trunk Monkey in all my cars and trucks. :)

    Tim GilesTim GilesPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • The change in chris's enthusiasm in just 4 years is insane

    Brendan CrossBrendan CrossPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I can't find the location of input and output speed sensors on a jeep compass 2007

    Jo VictorJo VictorPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • My odometer has 999999 on it and i don’t know why

    rockevron v11rockevron v11Prieš 3 mėnesius
  • How do you know

    ツCrxipticツCrxipticPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • That’s one thing you DON’T want to work haha!

    Wade BawdenWade BawdenPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Where is you located i need my fix

    Pat HanzyPat HanzyPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Chisfix that good

    Jade MoonJade MoonPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Hey Chris just used this very video on my 1997 mustang cobra to fix this odometer issue. I followed this video step by step and it came out perfect!! Thanks so much for doing this!!! Couldn’t have done it with out you

    LatnlvrLatnlvrPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • ChrisFix you do amazing work, both on your videos and your content, so thorough and easy to follow. Keep up the amazing work, thanks again Chris!!

      LatnlvrLatnlvrPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • I'm glad you fixed your odometer! Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Great video Chris as always, also try out some terminal spray to help keep your battery terminals from corroding so your battery can last longer, also when you replaced the gear it would have been a good time to regrease the gears since the ones did not have any to help with binding. Have a great day.

    Create JoyCreate JoyPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Great job on your video

    Don RobinsonDon RobinsonPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • This car could be the best project car in the world 🌍 for me because it’s awesome

    Minecraft zombie boyMinecraft zombie boyPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Many thanks mate

    Amiko ShervaAmiko ShervaPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Awesome Man!!!

    Adam CoeAdam CoePrieš 4 mėnesius
  • If u shift your gear in that way someday you might break your gear lever🤣🤣

    Denzongpa KalzangDenzongpa KalzangPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • When I took mine off I noticed a bunch of yellow and brown gunk coming out of the wiring harnesses. I tried cleaning it but it was too sticky. Is that normal and how long can I have it like that before anything happens to my cluster?

    Ruben HernandezRuben HernandezPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Im only 11 bit i cant stop watching these

    firebreathing dragonfirebreathing dragonPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • now would be a good time to roll back ur odometer so it looks like it has less than 50k miles xD lmao

    LordOfGuitar666LordOfGuitar666Prieš 4 mėnesius
  • Hey Chris fix your videos are very helpful

    Kevin DennisKevin DennisPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • car explodes "HEY GUYS, CHRISFIX HERE."

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