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During a recent visit to my RR dealer for suspension problems on my 2004 gas RR Mk III (102,000miles), the mechanic asked if I'd changed out the instrument cluster, I told him I had'nt though I'd purchased the vehicle with 8,000 mile on it. He then pointed to two little dots between the milage figures (second indicator from the left) on the instrument cluster and went on to say this indicated an instument cluster swop. I'm now worried the truck has many more miles on it than originally disclosed. Can someone confirm this please?
 

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Post a picture if you can. I had my instrument cluster replaced and I do not see any dots.
 

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It should only illuminate if it was a used cluster. A properly coded new cluster should display correct mileage and no dot. I haven't heard of the tamper dot being incorrect before but I guess there is a first time for everything.
 

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Ref image. My mechanic also said the instrument cluster had never been syncronised to talk to the other components, hence the single dot and the assumption its an exchanged unit.
 

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Seeing as that is the trip meter mileage indicator, try reseting the trip meter to 000 and see what that does. It might just be telling you the trip meter has gone round the 1000 mile mark already.
Worth trying!
 

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I think that is the location of the tamper dot, or at least, that is where it is on other BMW clusters I've seen, I assume since it is a BMW part with LR branding, it is probably the same.
 
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I think that is the location of the tamper dot, or at least, that is where it is on other BMW clusters I've seen, I assume since it is a BMW part with LR branding, it is probably the same.
Is this something that is referenced in RAVE? I guess it makes sense, but I have never heard of such a thing. You would think LR would want to make it know to prevent oddometer fraud.
What does your carfax and title say about recorded mileage? Actual or approxamate?

Maybe you DO want to replace your cluster as it appears you have some pixels out. it's telling you to "FFSTEN SEAT BELTS"
 

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As Mr RR said, it's on your tripometer, so how would that indicate tampering? :think:
 

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On bmw the manipulation dot is in the trip miles area - from what i recall it is a red dot though...

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1/jr ... 280005.jpg

From what i know - once they "synchronize" the display to the ecu, unless someone has done a very good hack job, the actual miles will show up on the display or can be read with a dealer reader from the ecu (or wherever this data is stored).

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muggy said:
I am looking for Instrument Cluster were can i get the cheapest my range rover is of 2004 model gas
Your best bet is ebay, I just scored one for $105 brand new !!!!!! how cool is that `)
 
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