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Old 14th September 2009, 12:44   #1
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Unhappy Help!! My Odo got stuck

My RX 135's odometer got stuck at 26999 kms. The speedo is working which indicates that the cable is intact. However the Odo is stuck. Is it possible to get the meter repaired or should i go in for a new meter? If the meter is repairable, where can i get it done in Bangalore? My RX is oct 2004 model and it has the round meter console. In case, I have to replace the meter what would be the approx. cost of it?

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My RX 135's odometer got stuck at 26999 kms. The speedo is working which indicates that the cable is intact. However the Odo is stuck. Is it possible to get the meter repaired or should i go in for a new meter?
Looks like something has gotten inbetween that counter & needs a clean up. Just try to remove the top cover & try to blow it hard & see if it helps but I am no expert here.

But I have seen innumerable meter repair shops by the roadsides who I feel can fix this. They shouldn't take more than 50Rs to do it. Just ask some Autowalah if he knows any meter repair shop (show him & he would understand) around & he should be able to guide you.
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Go to Sivaji Nagar many guys sits there 2 of them are having proper shop and equipments to calibrate the speedo, get it done from them.
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Looks like something has gotten inbetween that counter & needs a clean up. Just try to remove the top cover & try to blow it hard & see if it helps but I am no expert here.
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Go to Sivaji Nagar many guys sits there 2 of them are having proper shop and equipments to calibrate the speedo, get it done from them.
@null : I am not sure about this removing the top cover. I can visibly see nothing stuck in the meter rotor and think that its something to do from the inside.

@Ajaybiz : Thanks for that info. Can you tell me where exactly in Shivajinagar is this shop.
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My RX 135's odometer got stuck at 26999 kms. The speedo is working which indicates that the cable is intact. However the Odo is stuck. Is it possible to get the meter repaired or should i go in for a new meter? If the meter is repairable, where can i get it done in Bangalore? My RX is oct 2004 model and it has the round meter console. In case, I have to replace the meter what would be the approx. cost of it?

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Hello Fast_Elegance - I have faced this issue on my slendour as well. One of the meter repair guys @ Mahim in Mumbai got it working by opening the meter and there are some gears inside which help the functioning of this meter which run on some bands. He simply changed the band and put a fresh wheel to get it working again.

The cost was 75/- bucks and 20mins of my time, thats it.
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One of the meter repair guys @ Mahim in Mumbai got it working by opening the meter and there are some gears inside which help the functioning of this meter which run on some bands. He simply changed the band and put a fresh wheel to get it working again.

The cost was 75/- bucks and 20mins of my time, thats it.
I was initially worried whether i would have to replace the entire meter console of my RX. It would also mean that my ODO again starts from 0 kms, which kept me thinking. I will soon be visiting some meter repair shop in the area suggested by Ajaybiz.
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They are on the left hand side after crossing the Sivaji nagar 2 wheeler parking lot.
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@Ajaybiz : I am still not sure where exactly you are pointing. I know the shivaji nagar bus stand area and the commercial street area. Anyways will go down there and find out.
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When I first got my replica-Smith's speedometer, it was extremely accurate. After I got a little cosmetic work done on my bike, however, its speedo and odo readings went totally off. When I compare it with other bikes, speed errors are in excess of +25%.

Im not sure what may have caused this to appear only after the paintjob as my tires have not been changed. Do these meter repair guys have access to various sized speedometer gears so that we can recalibrate the meter?

Also, does anyone in Chennai know of a good meter repair guy?
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When I compare it with other bikes, speed errors are in excess of +25%.
Also, does anyone in Chennai know of a good meter repair guy?
Over clocking in taxi's is a very common phenomenon - manufacturers themselves do it, and taxi people get it done outside ("soodu" in tamil). In the earlier days to prevent tampering, these odo's even had plastic tabs on them, which will break the moment you try to take out the meter!

The odo plastic wheels (with grooves built on them) are arranged on a spindle so that they can read the turning of the odo cable - usually jammed wheels can cause the odo to get stuck - so a cleaning should suffice.

I knew one speedometer technician in Saidapet - while going towards guindy from t.nagar, there is a road going down towards saidapet railway station (opp. to teachers college, just before the bus stand). He had a lot of exotic meters and could take apart anything - I had my KB100's tachometer repaired (wanted to retain the original ones, as the latter ones had a slight colour difference).

There are a couple of shops in GP Road and also near Casino theater (is it still there?) But I found these guys shady
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Over clocking in taxi's is a very common phenomenon - manufacturers themselves do it, and taxi people get it done outside ("soodu" in tamil). In the earlier days to prevent tampering, these odo's even had plastic tabs on them, which will break the moment you try to take out the meter!

The odo plastic wheels (with grooves built on them) are arranged on a spindle so that they can read the turning of the odo cable - usually jammed wheels can cause the odo to get stuck - so a cleaning should suffice.

I knew one speedometer technician in Saidapet - while going towards guindy from t.nagar, there is a road going down towards saidapet railway station (opp. to teachers college, just before the bus stand). He had a lot of exotic meters and could take apart anything - I had my KB100's tachometer repaired (wanted to retain the original ones, as the latter ones had a slight colour difference).

There are a couple of shops in GP Road and also near Casino theater (is it still there?) But I found these guys shady
Thanks for the detailed directions Prabhu! Will check out the guy in Saidapet to see if he can resolve my issue.

Im not facing an issue with the odo being stuck. Just that it turns faster than normal (in sync with my speedo).
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Today morning something magical happened to my odo. It started to work all of a sudden .

I never got time to visit a meter repair shop this week and i had postponed my plans for the next week. But voila! it started working . It just saved me a lot of time and also some money.
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Guys, updating this thread.


My Odo got stuck again after a few Kms. I visited this meter service shop in J.C road by the name K.G.N meter service centre. There is a young chap over there who was pretty good with the Job. He opened up my odo and informed that the gears had got stuck coz of rust. He cleared the rust and oiled the main spindle. He also replaced a few small platic shafts.


He charged me 180 bucks. I am sure its on the higher side but am happy considering that he initially quoted 250 bucks.
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Since you are in Blr, you can visit this guy who runs a small meter repairing shop at CMH road, Indiranagar. He is really an expert. He fixed my completely broken down Odo for 2500 Rs while the new cluster would have costed 11K. I forgot the guy's name and number. It is there somewhere in Palio Users Group (yahoo) archives.


EDIT: Oh you got it fixed! never mind.

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