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2000 Odometer Question


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Looking at a purchasing a 2000 ES. The owner says he had to have odometer/cluster replaced. Says the ECU stores the mileage so what is reflected on the new cluster are true miles. Anyone know if the ECU stores the original mileage?

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I don;t think it is true, it should be stored on the cluster , i have rarely heard of it being summoned from the ecu to show mileage. Carfax and other state inspections should show the true mileage.

Correct. In order to to get a new cluster from the factory, the mileage must be provided so it can be programmed to the cluster.

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With most vehicles... starting what year I'm not sure... the ECU will retain the total mileage but it doesn't "tell" the odometer what to read.

For instance, if a car really has 50,000 miles on it but the speedometer was unplugged for 10,000 miles the ECU would show 50K miles but the odo would show 40K... make sense?

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