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Old 01-21-2021, 12:22 PM
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Well, my Speedo works, but my odo and trip odo do not.

Wondering if anyone had a know working unit (no interest in buying somone's broken parts). Its my understanding that the 86-88 924S used the same units as the early 944 cars too, if that helps the search. These would be described as "mechanical" as they run off the front wheel.

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Yes, I know these can be fixed as mine is currently on my kitchen table, but I am struggling to identify the failed gear (s) and buying just random gears will cost me maybe more than someone wants for one sitting on a garage shelf
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Dave,
I may have one, but would take a bit of digging to find it. I believe I have the original gauge pod (in prior owner's loose parts bins) from my 1984 based race car. Let me know if you want me to conduct a search.

However, after re-reading your posts, I believe the odo/trip related gears are few in number. I recall reading of repair kits available (maybe you've already seen this). I think the push button process to reset trip to 0.0 causes a particular gear to fail. Same for even the later model dashes.
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Old 01-22-2021, 02:00 PM
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Tony, no need to search yet.. also, with more research, the early 944's had a yellow face. Mine is white. Could be an easy swap, but, depends if its an 85mph unit or not.

I looked up gears on Odometergears.com and actually on that website was a guy/place in Mananssas called "Specialty Gears" who does this. Might be quicker and easier to vend out repair of my own to someone local than ship it westcoast (North Hollywood speedo or Palo Alto speedo)
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Tony, no need to search yet.. also, with more research, the early 944's had a yellow face. Mine is white. Could be an easy swap, but, depends if its an 85mph unit or not.

I looked up gears on Odometergears.com and actually on that website was a guy/place in Mananssas called "Specialty Gears" who does this. Might be quicker and easier to vend out repair of my own to someone local than ship it westcoast (North Hollywood speedo or Palo Alto speedo)
Sounds like a good option. Perhaps they can also update the gauge's lighting,too.
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- 1984 944 SP2 racer
- 1977 911 KM Special vintage racer
- 1989 944S2
- 2012 Cayman R (also the wife's)
- 2000 Boxster S (the wife's)

- 1995 993 (garage queen)
- 1979 RX7 enduro
- 2017 F350 (tow monster)

Gone but not forgotten
- 1986 944 (under new mgmt)
- 1991 944S2 (in car heaven...)
- 2001 Chevy Suburban 2500 (FIL's beast now)

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Old 01-22-2021, 09:32 PM
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I think I have two sets of the white lettered gauges. Will check and report back.
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I caved and had my unit repaired. Originally I thought i would have to mail it out west to someone like North Hollywood Speedometer or Palo Alto Speedometer. I decided to try a local vendor to repair my existing speedo unit. I met the owner on Saturday afternoon and he had it fixed and back to me by Monday night. I installed it yesterday and it works!

I used this guy, located in Manassas:
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Congrats! And thanks for sharing the local vendor info; going to add to my contacts.
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Currently
- 1984 944 SP2 racer
- 1977 911 KM Special vintage racer
- 1989 944S2
- 2012 Cayman R (also the wife's)
- 2000 Boxster S (the wife's)

- 1995 993 (garage queen)
- 1979 RX7 enduro
- 2017 F350 (tow monster)

Gone but not forgotten
- 1986 944 (under new mgmt)
- 1991 944S2 (in car heaven...)
- 2001 Chevy Suburban 2500 (FIL's beast now)

"Keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the wheel." - The Doors
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