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Old 09-11-2008, 10:57 PM
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1994 Vtec Speedo

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Im buying a 1994 vtec prelude, from a car dealer. He was trying to put a new bulb on one of the speedo needles, snapping something so now the speedo doesnt work. He says an auto electrician cant fix it, and you cant take out a speedo out of another 1994 prelude model?

Are all 1994 Prelude speedo's different? Or is this dealer just mucking me around?

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Re: 1994 Vtec Speedo

he broke the needle? or what did he break...? the VSS runs the speedo when the car is running, but that also runs the odometer and cruise control, so I doubt it's that...

Specify what he broke please
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Re: 1994 Vtec Speedo

The VTEC model did have a different speedo to every other model; didn't it?
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Re: 1994 Vtec Speedo

Um i Dont know what he broke. It wasnt the needle it was something behind it he said, but it means now the speedo doesnt work.

Hmm but he cant just replace the cluster thats in it now, with another out of the same exact model?
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Re: 1994 Vtec Speedo

the chips that hold your mileage is on the cluster. so you can see why a dealer would be hesitant to change it for you. but nothing says you can swap the cluster yourself. you can even swap the chip to put the correct mileage back on. but it's not easy getting an el vtec cluster.
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Re: 1994 Vtec Speedo

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Hey.

Im buying a 1994 vtec prelude, from a car dealer. He was trying to put a new bulb on one of the speedo needles, snapping something so now the speedo doesnt work. He says an auto electrician cant fix it, and you cant take out a speedo out of another 1994 prelude model?

Are all 1994 Prelude speedo's different? Or is this dealer just mucking me around?

thanks
You can use any vtec EL cluster out of a 94-96. the dealer is fking with you. You'd have to get the mileage that is stored in the replacement changed to your cars mileage. One of the members here did a writeup on how to do that. OR you can just take the whole odometer unit from your old one and put it on the new one! They are pretty easy to take apart I cant imagine what he broke.

Because of this you can probably talk him down on the price by a good amount, and then do the replacement yourself. You can usually find the cluster on ebay.

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