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Dash cluster swapped?

Discussion in 'VL Holden Commodore (1986 - 1988)' started by 80's Kid, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. 80's Kid

    80's Kid New Member

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    Hi all,
    I recently started taking my family heirloom stock '86 vl to a "classic car garage" for some issues I wanted fixed, among them the dash clock and temp gauge. After hassling them for 4 weeks I finally got her back with both these issues resolved. I was told that the cluster had been sent to be repaired (and charged around $250 for this) but. .I suspect they just chucked in a second hand cluster from a wreckers, as now the odo doesn't work (was working when I gave it to them), and now somehow reads 200 000km less than it did before??! Can't see why the instrument repair place would have wound back mine..Thoughts?
     
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    rambunctious Well-Known Member

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    When changing/repairing a speedo/odo, it must be set to the original k's.
    If you have proof of a reset of k's they could cop a substantial fine.
    I would put your "classic car garage" in the "not too bright" department.
    Contact transport or fair trading in your state for further advice.
     
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    Go back & talk to them, there could be a a legitimate answer.
     
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    IMO it does sound like they have replaced it with another cluster. The instrumentation guys it apparently got sent away to would not wind back the km's. I would be calling the "classic car garage"
     

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