Will replacing the Instrument Cluster reset Mileage

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    If I replace my instrument cluster will the mileage get reset? I see there are several clusters on ebay for say with very low mileage. Is this as simple as that? Comments please.
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    Most vehicles these days store the odo reading in the ECU. Chances are you'll have the same miles w/a differetn odo.
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    So if you change the cluster and the ECM then the mileage will change to match which? There is an ECM on Ebay along with a cluster from a different sellers. Just curious. I don't think I will go through the trouble but, I think this makes for an intriguing discussion.
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    Are you trying to lower your miles??
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    Yes I am.

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    Default Re: Will replacing the Instrument Cluster reset Mileage

    If I'm not mistaken, isn't altering the mileage on the vehicle illegal?
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    Default Re: Will replacing the Instrument Cluster reset Mileage

    Quote Originally Posted by kwilson
    If I'm not mistaken, isn't altering the mileage on the vehicle illegal?
    It's only illegal if you get caught. joking, joking.
    But I can tell you on older Hondas, you could simply unplug a fuse to disconnect the speedometer/odometer. It's one reason I'm always leary of used cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwilson
    If I'm not mistaken, isn't altering the mileage on the vehicle illegal?
    Yup and not to mention immoral. I will be no part of this conversation and think what you're doing is wrong.
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    In order for it to be illegal you have to do it. I am just talking about it. What happens if someone buys an ECU and an instrument cluster and installs that in a vehicle then sells said vehicle. If that lower the miles displayed. How would you know it has lower miles than actual? This is just a hpyothetical discussion. Please do not call the police on me.
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    Default Re: Will replacing the Instrument Cluster reset Mileage

    My experience with a 2000 Honda is that the mileage is stored on a chip in the cluster (not he ECM). The Tundra may very well differ but if I were you I would check. I would suggest calling your local dealer and asking about the part and if the mileage would need to be set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmpiazzola
    In order for it to be illegal you have to do it. I am just talking about it. What happens if someone buys an ECU and an instrument cluster and installs that in a vehicle then sells said vehicle. If that lower the miles displayed. How would you know it has lower miles than actual? This is just a hpyothetical discussion. Please do not call the police on me.
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    I'm not calling the police on you but I originally thought you were trying to keep the same mileage and was asking how to go about the whole process.

    If you needed to change both then you would have your ECU flashed w/the correct mileage if it was different or your title would read that the miles isn't accurate and your value would plummet.
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    This is just a discussion. I am sorry if I am missleading anyone about what my objective was or is. I have a truck with 95K on it and I do not intend on cheating anyone. I am more concerned about how it is done and what to look for as I am looking for another vehicle. ... would like a higher mileage vehicle.
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    Default Re: Will replacing the Instrument Cluster reset Mileage

    Quote Originally Posted by Kev
    My experience with a 2000 Honda is that the mileage is stored on a chip in the cluster (not he ECM). The Tundra may very well differ but if I were you I would check. I would suggest calling your local dealer and asking about the part and if the mileage would need to be set.
    All vehicles are different. Some store in the ECU and some store in the gauge cluster themselves. Not sure on the Tundra but my Supra is stored in the actual odometer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmpiazzola
    This is just a discussion. I am sorry if I am missleading anyone about what my objective was or is. I have a truck with 95K on it and I do not intend on cheating anyone. I am more concerned about how it is done and what to look for as I am looking for another vehicle. ... would like a higher mileage vehicle.
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    Default Re: Will replacing the Instrument Cluster reset Mileage

    Knowing how it is done will not give you any advantage when looking for another vehicle. Even if it is possible (no one here and confirmed this yet), how you going to know if something was replaced?

    It is illegal to alter your mileage. If any records can show your vehicle with higher mileage (ie, state inspections, registration, etc) you would be subject to a whole lot of trouble.

    I agree with Jeremy, this type discussion serves no one...


    Quote Originally Posted by bmpiazzola
    This is just a discussion. I am sorry if I am missleading anyone about what my objective was or is. I have a truck with 95K on it and I do not intend on cheating anyone. I am more concerned about how it is done and what to look for as I am looking for another vehicle. ... would like a higher mileage vehicle.
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