LOL, confused what a changer looks like, time moves on I guess
You would need to burn a CD with all blank audio, and put a Y connector on the RCA connectors on the CD changer and run them to an external source (the radio mutes them when a CD is not playing). Though I think they make little boxes the trick the changer into playing audio with no CD.
Couldn't I just solder some wires to connect with the pigtails on the back of the radio? Only thing is, which one is the pigtail for the CD changer? A2 Resource says it's Pink but I don't see it, and the wire colors don't match up from what I can see.
it's thsat big one, you have a Clarion radio IIRC 9Panasonic used the pink connector). You won't have RCA connectors at the changer end IIRC so you can't do the RCA Y cable trick, and soldering wires won't do anything becuase the radio will not see any CD playing.
I basically just solved the problem by buying a Deluxe Radio with an AUX input.
Anyway, I finally got around to fixing my odometer. Hopefully for good this time.
I sourced a donor cluster from a CE2 Mexican Jetta GL and the odometer looked to be in working condition. It went from 241,631 Miles tooooo 160002. To match my car. Here are pics:
And then old vs. new (new is white)
Speedo faceplate on
Andddd in the cluster
I'm sorry but it's not hard to understand... the needle doesn't care what the face says, it'll point to the area that the internals of the speedometer are calibrated to. Does that make sense?
Why does the odo not work? Spin the speedo (a drill usually works, with a phillips bit inserted in the cable end), and see that all the gears are turning or not. Sometimes you can repair the original odometer with glue on a cracked gear.
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And the little red gear kept popping out along with the rod. So not only was it not working, it was tilted. And everytime I put it back in, it popped out. It never stayed in place.
I had the exact same problem as have a lot of people. I've heard that superglue on the red gear to hold it to the rod works (my red gear was cracked).
No, there is not a way to recalibrate it. The best way I understand how the speedo works is that a magnet is attached to the cable end, and spins and pulls another magnet to lift the needle, and that pull force works against that tiny tiny brass spring you see on top of the main needle shaft. That needle must have different specs for each speedo reading and changing it I believe is what does it. But it's so sensitive that anything you do to it WILL screw it up.