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8/8/10 3:42pm - Original Message: 'Tripometers Working Intermittently'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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My tripometer either records nothing, or, after some jiggling, it seems to work just fine.  And, no, the thread title is not incorrect.  I have had this problem with two tripometers.  One (the most recent), is in my original speedometer that had just been fully reconditioned.  After having it re-installed in the car, where it worked for the shop installing it, after I reset it to zero, it did not register any miles.  As I continued to drive, I jiggled it, and it started to record miles.  This leads me to beleive that it is a problem with the reset cable, not the tripometer itself.
 
The previousl tripometer worked similarly - after being reset, it stopped working for some time, but after playing with the reset, it started to record miles again.
 
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8/8/10 3:54pm - Reply: 'Tripometers Working Intermittently'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Replace or rebuild the cable. They have a tendency to stick, and not release fully after re-setting the mileage. Sometimes if you pull down on it, it helps, but the real solution is to either replace it, or tear it apart, clean, and relube. There is a tool available to "fix" the cable, and the button/knob on the end. I'll have to dig and find out who has it, tho, unless someone else knows.

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8/8/10 9:14pm - Reply: 'Tripometers Working Intermittently'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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My tripometer works just fine!!!!  No problems so far, I just turned 130,000 miles !!
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8/9/10 12:24pm - Reply: 'Tripometers Working Intermittently'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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8/9/10 9:19pm - Reply: 'Tripometers Working Intermittently'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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Oh, it's gone...  Final update to come soon, hopefully

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