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Old 27 Aug 2009, 11:13 am   #1 (permalink)
peter
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hi,

i just a tourist here but hope you will help me out.
the speedo needle on my 06 scion xa is ~15 mph off. it comes to rest
below 0 when the car is stopped. i have tried to glue a piece of
plastic right at 0, but then the needle does not move at all. i have
tried to manually re-position the needle which works until the car is
turned off...

any hints of suggestions?

tia,
peter in ct
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Old 27 Aug 2009, 11:36 pm   #2 (permalink)
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peter wrote:
> hi,
>
> i just a tourist here but hope you will help me out.
> the speedo needle on my 06 scion xa is ~15 mph off. it comes to rest
> below 0 when the car is stopped. i have tried to glue a piece of
> plastic right at 0, but then the needle does not move at all. i have
> tried to manually re-position the needle which works until the car is
> turned off...
>
> any hints of suggestions?
>
> tia,
> peter in ct



That large an error is a safety concern and should be addressed by a
dealer, even after 3 years. Contact Toyota directly if the local dealer
won't help.
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Old 28 Aug 2009, 02:27 pm   #3 (permalink)
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On Aug 27, 11:13*am, peter <pmic...@gmail.com> wrote:
> hi,
>
> i just a tourist here but hope you will help me out.
> the speedo needle on my 06 scion xa is ~15 mph off. *it comes to rest
> below 0 when the car is stopped. *i have tried to glue a piece of
> plastic right at 0, but then the needle does not move at all. *i have
> tried to manually re-position the needle which works until the car is
> turned off...
>
> any hints of suggestions?
>
> tia,
> peter in ct


Thats what happens when people mess with rollbacking the odo
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Old 28 Aug 2009, 03:43 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On Aug 28, 3:27*pm, ransley <Mark_Rans...@Yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Aug 27, 11:13*am, peter <pmic...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > hi,

>
> > i just a tourist here but hope you will help me out.
> > the speedo needle on my 06 scion xa is ~15 mph off. *it comes to rest
> > below 0 when the car is stopped. *i have tried to glue a piece of
> > plastic right at 0, but then the needle does not move at all. *i have
> > tried to manually re-position the needle which works until the car is
> > turned off...

>
> > any hints of suggestions?

>
> > tia,
> > peter in ct

>
> Thats what happens when people mess with rollbacking the odo


;perhaps altho the electro-mechanically speedo is seperate from the
electronic odo. at 37,000 documented miles what would be the point.

i, on the other hand, was installing a remote v1 monitor in the
cluster. when i installed the v1, i must have pushed the needle.

to correct the trouble, i simply pulled the needle off and re-
positioned it. previously i had just "dialed" the needle to zero only
to have the needle settle below zero when the car was turned off.

thanks for the constructive comments,
peter

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Old 29 Aug 2009, 06:01 am   #5 (permalink)
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peter wrote:
> On Aug 28, 3:27 pm, ransley <Mark_Rans...@Yahoo.com> wrote:
>> On Aug 27, 11:13 am, peter <pmic...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> hi,
>>> i just a tourist here but hope you will help me out.
>>> the speedo needle on my 06 scion xa is ~15 mph off. it comes to rest
>>> below 0 when the car is stopped. i have tried to glue a piece of
>>> plastic right at 0, but then the needle does not move at all. i have
>>> tried to manually re-position the needle which works until the car is
>>> turned off...
>>> any hints of suggestions?
>>> tia,
>>> peter in ct

>> Thats what happens when people mess with rollbacking the odo

>
> ;perhaps altho the electro-mechanically speedo is seperate from the
> electronic odo. at 37,000 documented miles what would be the point.
>
> i, on the other hand, was installing a remote v1 monitor in the
> cluster. when i installed the v1, i must have pushed the needle.
>
> to correct the trouble, i simply pulled the needle off and re-
> positioned it. previously i had just "dialed" the needle to zero only
> to have the needle settle below zero when the car was turned off.
>
> thanks for the constructive comments,
> peter
>


Check the accuracy with a GPS I love the GPS mph function, I can
bump the cruise control right up to the speed limit and not worry about
getting stopped. With my car new tires made a couple of mph difference.
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Old 29 Aug 2009, 07:27 am   #6 (permalink)
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On Aug 29, 7:01*am, Fatter Than Ever Moe <HardTimes@TheFarm> wrote:

> * Check the accuracy with a GPS * I love the GPS mph function, *I can
> bump the cruise control right up to the speed limit and not worry about
> getting stopped. * With my car new tires made a couple of mph difference.


did that with my garmin 276c. i found it odd that it seem "right"
when the speedo read 30 and i was going more like 45 and keeping up
with traffic

thanks,
peter
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Old 04 Apr 2012, 04:42 pm   #7 (permalink)
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"peter" <pmicaza@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:f718a30b-a00c-447e-9387-90b2fc02be30@m38g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...
> hi,
>
> i just a tourist here but hope you will help me out.
> the speedo needle on my 06 scion xa is ~15 mph off. it comes to rest
> below 0 when the car is stopped. i have tried to glue a piece of
> plastic right at 0, but then the needle does not move at all. i have
> tried to manually re-position the needle which works until the car is
> turned off...
>
> any hints of suggestions?
>
> tia,
> peter in ct


Sure.. Get it fixed properly. If you live in or near a larger city, you
should
be able to find a speedometer shop or autoelectrics shop which can really
fix this thing, not just diddle with it.

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Old 12 May 2012, 01:37 am   #8 (permalink)
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>"peter" <pmicaza@gmail.com> wrote in message
>news:f718a30b-a00c-447e-9387-90b2fc02be30@m38g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...
>> hi,
>>
>> i just a tourist here but hope you will help me out.
>> the speedo needle on my 06 scion xa is ~15 mph off. it comes to rest
>> below 0 when the car is stopped. i have tried to glue a piece of
>> plastic right at 0, but then the needle does not move at all. i have
>> tried to manually re-position the needle which works until the car is
>> turned off...
>>
>> any hints of suggestions?


Sure. Calibrate the speedometer at 60 MPH using the mile posts on the
highway or a GPS, find out how fast it is really going when the
speedometer says 60, and allow for the discrepancy from now on.

You could calibrate it at 30 also, but that might give you too much
information to make calculations in your head later on.

Or you could use the speed at which you usually drive.

P&M
>>
>> tia,
>> peter in ct


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