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can you wind back odometer?

Fun_Bucket

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Hey guys, although the title may have sounded a little silly, my question is genuine. I'm looking to replace my cluster, with a level 2 item from a Berlina. Now the one i'm looking at has 270,000 on it, but my car has only done 180,000. Is it possible to wind them back, to match the original Kms? I've also heard somewhere that if they do get wound back, the numbers tend to sit a little crooked.....?
 

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keep looking till you find another one with similar Kms or send it off to VDO and they can change it provided you have proof of the Kms your car has now.
 

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So long as he doesn't pop cogs.. I'd still go down the path of contacting VDO at least it'll be legit
 

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Thanks guys, yeah i got the proof, so i'll look into contacting VDO. I didnt know they could do it for you.:thumbsup:
 

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One of the mechanics at work did his apprenticeship on VN Commies onwards & knows how to wind them back
i think a few car yards around my area have done their apprenticeships on vn's aswell, nearly every vn seems to be listed as "genuine low km's 150k"..

sure does raise an eyebrow or 2..
 

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If you do it yourself its advisable to wind forwards past the 1 mil kms as the numbers will align better.
 

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Should have seen the other thread with the same topic he dug up, that shovel wouldn't have cut it.

I think he used this;

 
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