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    Default Mysterious Odometer reset?!

    Alright guys, so all the lights on my cluster had slowly been going out on the dash of my 2005 silverado 1500, so I did the led swap and when i went to put it back in somehow the odometer had reset itself to 0 miles. has 77,500miles. Does anyone know how to fix it back to normal, or something i can do to put the miles back the way they were, (winding something up??) other than driving?? They truck runs great but im OCD and this is bothering me.

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    Welcome to the club!!!

    It sounds like the board wasn't isolated when the LEDs got soldered in, and you probably burned up the little led screen. I don't think that's serviceable, you would have to buy a new gauge cluster and have the dealer flash the new one. Hopefully someone else will chime in.
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    Just for clarification, you are talking about the total odometer and not the trip odometer, yes? Also, my 2001 Silverado has an engine hour meter. Does yours have that and if so, did that reset as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by McClintoc View Post
    Just for clarification, you are talking about the total odometer and not the trip odometer, yes? Also, my 2001 Silverado has an engine hour meter. Does yours have that and if so, did that reset as well?
    I was wondering the same thing, I bet he means trip odometer because I've literally NEVER heard of the main odometer doing that...bet the battery died or something...

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    If its the actual Odometer, Drive it for a couple years, the value of your truck just went up!

    Just kidding, Get that looked at.
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    In any case, write down the actual mileage it had when it reset. There will be a time when you will have to disclose the actual mileage, like when you sell it.

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    Sorry! I've been really busy with work, yes it reset everything! *engine hours, trip a and total odometer. Does anybody have any ideas as to how to what I should do to fix it or what was going on?

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    I think the ECM keeps track of the miles. Maybe there is a broken connection back there behind the panel that is keeping the mileage from showing. Is it accumulating any milage now?

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