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 yes illegal but want to add a switch for speedo

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PostSubject: yes illegal but want to add a switch for speedo    Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:11 pm

Just wanting to save a few bucks here and there. Van is never going to be sold and I'm wanting to switch the speedo . Any help be appreciated. 95 sc normal dash .
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PostSubject: Re: yes illegal but want to add a switch for speedo    Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:37 pm

I guess you mean the mile-o-meter?
I don't think changing it is illegal.

Adding a switch to disable the speed reading may be however.
I had the dash replaced in my scooter: hey presto, 0 miles again. It's not uncommon TBH.

What was the actual question?
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PostSubject: Re: yes illegal but want to add a switch for speedo    Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:52 pm

No I want to be able to turn mileage on and off at the flick of a switch. Had my last Mitsubishi van done by previous owner and was bloody great so I'm wanting to switch this
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PostSubject: Re: yes illegal but want to add a switch for speedo    Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:09 pm

Do you mean you want to be able to stop the mile-o-meter with a switch?

I think there is a speedo pulse that drives both speedo and mile meter, so you just need to identify where it goes into the mile meter and put the wires from the switch in there.

There's a bit of electronics inside both the speedo and tacho IIRC, I would have looked more closely at mine but I couldn't get one of the needles off so i ended up leaving it (was going to put a MPH face on it).

Any tips about getting speedo needles off f their shafts?
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PostSubject: Re: yes illegal but want to add a switch for speedo    Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:34 am

If the Van is "never going to be sold" why would you need to switch the Odometer off?
How would you be saving money 'Here and There' by switching the Odometer off?
If anything it will cost you money just purchacing items to achieve it and unless you are going to hook it up yourself it will cost you money to install it.
You won't get better fuel economy by doing it. There will be no benefit to you or the van by doing this apart from the novelty value. Waste of time really.
Very strange request from my standpoint.
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PostSubject: Re: yes illegal but want to add a switch for speedo    Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:49 am

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If the Van is "never going to be sold" why would you need to switch the Odometer off?
How would you be saving money 'Here and There' by switching the Odometer off?
If anything it will cost you money just purchacing items to achieve it and unless you are going to hook it up yourself it will cost you money to install it.
You won't get better fuel economy by doing it. There will be no benefit to you or the van by doing this apart from the novelty value. Waste of time really.
Very strange request from my standpoint.

Because he's in NZ and we pay Road User Charges. We have to pay money per 1000km we want to travel. By switching off the odometer you don't have to pay this as often, because according to the now modified odometer, he's not travelling as much anymore.

Eg if my van is at 100,000 km, and my RUC are paid to 100,000, legally I would need to purchase another 1000km's of RUC's. If he switches off his odometer he could travel 2000kms while technically only showing 1000km.
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PostSubject: Re: yes illegal but want to add a switch for speedo    Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:29 am

Ah! I get it now. You're asking people to be complicit in committing fraud. Sorry but as a Professional Mechanic I can't help you with that. Good luck in your endeavours though. Don't be surprised if they audit you one day. They have people in Departments specifically looking for these kinds of fraudulent activities. Everytime you get a RWC done they log your odometer reading. They compare those historic readings with future readings to find any significant discrepancies. If they find one they'll be asking you to explain these discrepancies. This is how they catch out dodgy used car dealers fiddling with speedos. I completely understand why you want to do it now but it's a risk you need to take. Defrauding the Government is frowned upon in most countries, especially by the Government.
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