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VSS_Vehicle speed ssnsor

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by dan1_721, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. dan1_721

    dan1_721 Guest

    From what I gather, the VSS is in the actual gauge cluster. If i buy a cluster from another car, can i simply swap the sensor over to my cluster? I believe the speedo can be swapped, but can this be done seperately of the odometer? the speedo in my celica reads about 10-20 kmph slow at times.
  2. Mafix

    Mafix Owner Staff Member Administrator Donated!

    it is part of the factory speedo. no swap needed.
  3. ST165-2765

    ST165-2765 Well-Known Member Donated!


    This picture shows the little element that creates the speed pulse. It sits on top of the little round metal disc in the picture below. I would assume the disc has a magnet in it and the little element creates a pulse when the magnet goes by.


    You may be able to switch the odometer but its going to be a fun job.

    Much easier to just put a whole new cluster in there
  4. Letze

    Letze Well-Known Member

    I say just swap the cluster and fix the total distance on the OD to match the old one so you dont get a "Roll Back Detected" on your vehicle history report if they have those in canadia
  5. wickyman

    wickyman Guest

    Of course they don't have roll back detection in Canadia... They barely have the internet! lol ;)
  6. ST165-2765

    ST165-2765 Well-Known Member Donated!

    A few questions....and some comments

    Where is Canadia ? :lmao:
    WTF does Canadia have to do with anything the guy lives in Australia ? :yernuts:

    Canada does have roll back detection. :eek:

    If it was not for Canada & Bell Northern Research aka Northern Telecom aka Nor Tel their definetly wouldn't be the internet as we know it today.

    I personally have a 700kb/sec wireless hookup :w00t: which makes high speed either with cable or over the phone line look slow and dial up would be unconcievable now.
  7. dan1_721

    dan1_721 Guest

    Australia is a long way from Canada! :D Bloody hot here atm actually, bet its snowing there..........

    I can get another cluster, but who will change the odometer to match the reading on mine? I know its only a little thing, but im fussy. The local wrecker has a cluster reading 202,xxxkms, my car has 194,xxxkms......

    Anything else to check that would cause a different reading on the speedometer?
  8. wickyman

    wickyman Guest

    Depends on which kind of reading you are getting. Is it a negative reading, or to the positive side? Tire size could cause some minor infraction to the actual speed of your speedometer. Too large, and the reading will be negative to your MPH, meaning it reads slower than you are actually going. Too small, and it can make you actually go slightly faster than what it actually says... Really weird crap...

    What tire size are you running?

    And as far as the Canadia joke, it was just that... lol :rolls: No harm, no foul. I was just remarking off Letze's canadia remark. lol And stating that in canada they are somewhat further north, and that could sometimes mean that they are, "out of the way of civilization"... ;) But none the less, still a joke.
  9. dan1_721

    dan1_721 Guest

    Tires are either a 60 or 65 series profile, either exactly OE spec of slightly larger, Surely not enough diufference to give a reading of 10-20 kmph under! Will have to do more testing, but from memory at 100kmph the car read a good 10, mayb 20 under.

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