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Some months ago my garage put my car on charge, we think there was a power surge and my instrument panel went dark. I disconnected the Battery, left it a while then reconnected, then  everything then worked perfectly, except for one problem. My odometer has "lost" 60,000 miles. It should show around 71300 miles, but actually shows around 11300 miles. My concern is that the MOT is due next week, and the radical change in mileage could look a bit sketchy. I only do around 3000 miles and this is clear on the MOT history but a sudden drop to 11000 miles could be a problem, particularly as I'm toying with the idea of selling the car.

i spoke to a local chap who does mileage corrections and he tells me that he can't do a mileage correction on my car because it is "old school and needs pulsing up technique to change the mileage. he doesn't have the equipment. Has anyone experienced anything similar, or have you had a mileage correction successfully done? It's not illegal to change the mileage and I want only to return it to where it was.

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2 minutes ago, harrylime said:

Some months ago my garage put my car on charge, we think there was a power surge and my instrument panel went dark. I disconnected the Battery, left it a while then reconnected, then  everything then worked perfectly, except for one problem. My odometer has "lost" 60,000 miles. It should show around 71300 miles, but actually shows around 11300 miles. My concern is that the MOT is due next week, and the radical change in mileage could look a bit sketchy. I only do around 3000 miles and this is clear on the MOT history but a sudden drop to 11000 miles could be a problem, particularly as I'm toying with the idea of selling the car.

i spoke to a local chap who does mileage corrections and he tells me that he can't do a mileage correction on my car because it is "old school and needs pulsing up technique to change the mileage. he doesn't have the equipment. Has anyone experienced anything similar, or have you had a mileage correction successfully done? It's not illegal to change the mileage and I want only to return it to where it was.

My Celsior was in kilometres so when the dealer brought it in they replaced it with another unit then set the mileage according to the Japanese auction documents. I don't know how it's done but if you don't have any luck it may be worth phoning Goodmayes Motors in Purfleet, ask for David and see if he can offer any advice. 

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Thanks Phil, I live in Yorkshire so I'm hoping to find someone not too far away

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1 minute ago, harrylime said:

Thanks Phil, I live in Yorkshire so I'm hoping to find someone not too far away

It may just be worth asking them how it's done and what's needed though as it's something they do all the time.

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Have you checked that it has not slipped over to a 'trip' reading. I had an MOT a few years back

and the MOT guy read the trip meter instead of the real one.

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No, definitely the odometer, thanks for the suggestion though

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