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 Post subject: Odometer changing - switching clusters
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:02 pm 
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I've searched, and poured over this section of the forum for it, but can't find any information on the legalities of modifying the odometer reading. As the title suggests I'm thinking of swapping out for an STI cluster, and changing its reading to match that of my car. Even though I'm only doing it to PREVENT fraudulent behavior by later sellers, etc, is this still illegal?

Anybody able to point me in the right direction?

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 Post subject: Re: Odometer changing - switching clusters
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:05 pm 
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Need a stat dec regarding swapping clusters.

Edit: Check the rules for your state at your local RTA website :thumbs:

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 Post subject: Re: Odometer changing - switching clusters
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:10 pm 
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I Say: When brute force isn't enough, apply more of it.
Vehicle: MY05 XT - Cayenne Red

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Location: Geelong
canberra_fozza wrote:
Need a stat dec regarding swapping clusters.


Quite honestly I'm tempted to swap clusters just so I have say those lines... I'm so keen now.

Who would I follow this up with? Tas police, the road authority or the court (if that's possible)?

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EDIT : And on another note, could I adjust the new odometer to match the car, and then do the stat dec? Just for neatness, I'll like the new odometer to be correct.


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 Post subject: Re: Odometer changing - switching clusters
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:16 pm 
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http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/vehicle_specifications

I think you would need to ring them but this looks like the form they may direct you to fill out.http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/__data/ ... e_2012.pdf

Or you could just pull a car dealer swifty and say you never knew the odo had been swapped as I think its illegal in some states :?

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 Post subject: Re: Odometer changing - switching clusters
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:19 pm 
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Can't you get a good subaru tech to re-program it to read correctly?

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 Post subject: Re: Odometer changing - switching clusters
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:27 pm 
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I Say: When brute force isn't enough, apply more of it.
Vehicle: MY05 XT - Cayenne Red

Posts: 79
Location: Geelong
canberra_fozza wrote:
http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/vehicle_specifications

I think you would need to ring them but this looks like the form they may direct you to fill out.http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/__data/ ... e_2012.pdf

Or you could just pull a car dealer swifty and say you never knew the odo had been swapped as I think its illegal in some states :?


Thanks mate, I've looked over that page several times but couldn't find any info on odometers. I've emailed them, for now I'll just swap out leds as I can't afford it for now anyway! haha

housemusik wrote:
Can't you get a good subaru tech to re-program it to read correctly?


Probably, but it's the act of swapping clusters/odometers that is the issue, not actually getting it lined up. Thanks though.


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 Post subject: Re: Odometer changing - switching clusters
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:32 pm 
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It is entirely possible to recalibrate the odometer. Not entirely sure on the laws, but believe its 100% legal, provided its done to match the vehicles actual kms vs lowering it for a better sale price etc.

I can point you in the direction of 2 different places in WA that ive used previously for this service. Although not much good to you in Tasmania. They do it for a fairly hefty price, and wont do it without proof of the vehicles actual odometer reading (if your lowering the reading etc)

Also, there was a build thread in the forester gallery recently from a guy in the states or canada or something like that that actually DIYed it, by copying sections of eprom data over from one cluster to another. But I reckon youd need pretty good skills and equipment to do this...

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