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November 19, 2008, 11:41:21 pm

79rabbit4dr

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How to reset MKI Odometer
« on: November 19, 2008, 11:41:21 pm »
NOTE: I called my DMV and this is not illegal - at least in the state of Idaho. Call your DMV before attempting this OR have me do it for you :wink:

MKI Square Diesel Odometer out of my 81 Rabbit.

Before starting, try to make note of where the needle is in relation to the tiny slit in the brass piece it's attached to, I think they're supposed to line up - I have no idea if this is necessary, but when I finished resetting mine, I felt like I SHOULD have done it. I didn't get a good picture of this but you can see the slit in the second picture.

pull the needle off, stright out, do not bend!


if the brass gear part doesn't come off w/ the needle (as mine didn't), pull that off too


unscrew the 2 screws holding the face plate on, remove face plate


this part is the tricky part so I couldn't stop and take pix, but here are the steps of what I did. My yellow gear was broken/gone but you'll have to remove that gear if you can without breaking it.
#1) bend the yellow gear side of the odo shaft so it'll slide through hole
#2) push/pull the odo shaft out the opposite end of the yellow gear
#3) stop when the shaft clears the first hole and the tumblers are all still on the shaft
#4) Lift the shaft/tumblers up away from the odo #'s and set them all at zero - this will take several tries to get just right.


put shaft back into place part way...


you'll want to check to make sure the 0's line up correctly w/ the faceplate held in place temporarily. If they do then push that shaft back through and bend back into place. It takes some working and reworking to get tumblers back into place and have all the zeros line up perfectly.


put the needle assembly back on, the brass half washer goes between the black cap and the actual needle - otherwise it doesn't sit right.

FINISHED!


PM me if you want to have me do this for you, though it's up to you to find out if it's legal in your state.


Paul
LOCATION = Idaho 83440
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1979 Rabbit 4dr Gasser - For Parts
1981 Rabbit 4dr Diesel - For Parts
1981 Rabbit Pickup 1.6 NA - For Parts
1983 Jetta Coupe 1.6 TD - Feeler Part out
1997 Jetta VR6 - Part Out

Reply #1November 20, 2008, 01:46:20 am

blkboostedtruck

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008, 01:46:20 am »
just take it apart!
i think there's a center pin that you slide out ?
Duane
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Reply #2November 20, 2008, 05:27:20 pm

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 05:27:20 pm »
Quote from: "blkboostedtruck"
just take it apart!
i think there's a center pin that you slide out ?
Duane


oh, just take it apart... didn't think of that  :roll:  :!:

hahaha

this center pin you speak of, is that the speedo needle pin, or is it something on the back side?

It looks like it'd be easy to take apart if I could get the front face off, but the speedo needle is in the way and I don't want to tug too hard on that - doesn't seem like it's supposed to come out the front.
Paul
LOCATION = Idaho 83440
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1979 Rabbit 4dr Gasser - For Parts
1981 Rabbit 4dr Diesel - For Parts
1981 Rabbit Pickup 1.6 NA - For Parts
1983 Jetta Coupe 1.6 TD - Feeler Part out
1997 Jetta VR6 - Part Out

Reply #3November 20, 2008, 10:37:22 pm

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008, 10:37:22 pm »
i'm afraid to discuss in detail because self incrementation!
if you know what i mean?
Duane
injector rebuilds call  414-840-1395 for faster service not on line much!
'66 variant 1500S
'81 2dr n/a 1.6 diesel rabbit 8"lift 260K R.I.P.
'81 caddy gas 1.8 turbo/stroker W/N.O.S.
'81 caddy 1.9 turbo diesel
'82 caddy gas 1.8 G60
 3 jettas '82' '04 '14TDI
+1 rabbit,03 HD sc.eag. duece,46,&5

Reply #4November 21, 2008, 07:36:00 am

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 07:36:00 am »
you might want to do some research to make sure that this is legal though...  :shock:


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Reply #5November 21, 2008, 01:25:20 pm

79rabbit4dr

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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 01:25:20 pm »
I just called and spoke with the DMV (208)-334-8649 and she said that vehicles in the state of Idaho that are over 10 years old are exempt from odometer readings. All 4 car titles I have say exempt in the odometer reading section. I noticed it before but wasn't sure what it was about, now I know!

She said I wouldn't even have to disclose that it's been reset to all zero's if I sold it that way. SWEET!!!!!

so.... any help?
Paul
LOCATION = Idaho 83440
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1979 Rabbit 4dr Gasser - For Parts
1981 Rabbit 4dr Diesel - For Parts
1981 Rabbit Pickup 1.6 NA - For Parts
1983 Jetta Coupe 1.6 TD - Feeler Part out
1997 Jetta VR6 - Part Out

Reply #6November 21, 2008, 01:52:16 pm

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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 01:52:16 pm »
Quote from: "79rabbit4dr"
I just called and spoke with the DMV (208)-334-8649 and she said that vehicles in the state of Idaho that are over 10 years old are exempt from odometer readings. All 4 car titles I have say exempt in the odometer reading section. I noticed it before but wasn't sure what it was about, now I know!

She said I wouldn't even have to disclose that it's been reset to all zero's if I sold it that way. SWEET!!!!!

so.... any help?


I like to reset my Odo's when I do a rebuild so I KNOW how many miles are on the rebuild. I do usually tell the new buyer it was done and yes I only do this on 10 yr or older cars.
dan

99 Golf TDI (now CNG powered) , 82 TD Caddy

Reply #7November 21, 2008, 02:12:15 pm

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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2008, 02:12:15 pm »
just wanted to clarify, I'm rebuilding my motor and will be using this 0000's odo in my own car. I'm not looking to reset any of my other cars, just saying all my official titles say the same thing. Kinda sad all my cars a 10+ years old  :?
Paul
LOCATION = Idaho 83440
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1979 Rabbit 4dr Gasser - For Parts
1981 Rabbit 4dr Diesel - For Parts
1981 Rabbit Pickup 1.6 NA - For Parts
1983 Jetta Coupe 1.6 TD - Feeler Part out
1997 Jetta VR6 - Part Out

Reply #8November 21, 2008, 06:51:13 pm

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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2008, 06:51:13 pm »
done  :twisted:
Paul
LOCATION = Idaho 83440
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1979 Rabbit 4dr Gasser - For Parts
1981 Rabbit 4dr Diesel - For Parts
1981 Rabbit Pickup 1.6 NA - For Parts
1983 Jetta Coupe 1.6 TD - Feeler Part out
1997 Jetta VR6 - Part Out