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Odometer Inop by fiero5150
Started on: 12-28-2013 03:03 PM
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Last post by: Lou and Blue on 04-04-2014 05:49 PM
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Report this Post12-28-2013 03:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fiero5150Send a Private Message to fiero5150Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Have stock 1988 GT. Odometer quit. Speedometer and trip odometer work fine. Also, cruise control does not work. Where should I start looking for a fix? Thanks.
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Report this Post12-28-2013 05:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for smmilkeClick Here to Email smmilkeSend a Private Message to smmilkeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I had trouble with this on my '84, I'm sure the gauge layout is a little different but the motors may be the same. I bought two odo/trip/speed clusters thinking that the circuit board was the issue, but odo still didn't work. Finally I relented and switched out one of the motors with the one driving my odo and sure enough that was the prob.
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Report this Post12-30-2013 03:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickTRoofClick Here to Email PatrickTRoofSend a Private Message to PatrickTRoofEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I had no odo or trip counter. Trip counter magically started working again. No such luck with odo.
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On my 88GT, my trip odometer would only read for about 0.9 mile and then would stop. It reset just fine. After removing it to troubleshoot I noticed the plastic housing had deteriorated to the point that it would no longer support the gear shafts. Ended up replacing it with a junkyard unit and it works fine now.
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Report this Post01-01-2014 01:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fiero5150Send a Private Message to fiero5150Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks, I will look at that. Does the fact that the cruise control is not working have any affect on the odometer not working?
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Originally posted by fiero5150:

Thanks, I will look at that. Does the fact that the cruise control is not working have any affect on the odometer not working?


Probably not. The cruise control is in a separate module that lives under the carpet near your right knee. Since the speedometer is still working, that indicates that the speed signal generator and the wiring is good. For the odometer, you can take the speedometer out of the cluster. You'll see two little electric motors, one for the trip odometer, one for the odometer. Follow the wires on the motors and you'll see where they plug into the circuit card. I think you can swap the plugs. If so, do that and see if the problem moves to the trip odometer. That will tell you whether the problem is in the odometer motor or gears or in the circuit card.
As far as the cruise control problem, you really need a copy of the wiring diagram and trouble shooting section out of the factory service manual. Any number of things can cause an inop cruise control.

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Report this Post01-02-2014 04:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fiero5150Send a Private Message to fiero5150Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks Rod. I will follow your tip and see where the problem lies.
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Report this Post04-04-2014 05:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Lou and BlueClick Here to Email Lou and BlueSend a Private Message to Lou and BlueEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Does the odometer not working have anything to do with the dimmer wheel not working? Maybe this is just a sign of loose or disconnected wires behind gauges?

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