HOW ODOMETERS WORK?

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  • meinshang
  • 1998 Audi A6

How Odometers Work?

Monday, May 21st, 2012 AT 10:19 AM

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  • mhpautos
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The odometer is driven either by a mechanical link (cable to the speedo head which is a precision instrument and the internals are both spring and mechanical driven to give both speed and distance readings, or if electrical a pick up sensor in the transmission sends electrical impulses to the speedo cluster which is processed and displays either as an analog or digital reading, tampering with this is illegal.

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