Dodge/Chrysler Instrument Cluster Gauge Needles Not Zero | Calibration

This article will walk you thru simple steps in resetting your Chrysler's speedometer.

If your Chrystler is showing the symptoms below, you may follow our step-by-step procedure in this article to solve the problem at no cost.

Symptoms

Speedometer and /or  RPM pointers are pointed below their respective zero markers or below the needle pin.

Procedure

  1. Find the reset button near the speedometer. 
  2. Press the reset button and release until the speedometer's LED displays the total mileage that the vehicle has traveled.
  3. Turn the ignition off.
  4. Press and hold the reset button.   
  5. Turn the ignition on. 
  6. Release the button.    After this, all of the dashboard warning lights would turn on, and the system will start to re-calibrate the meters.
  7. Expect the all the dashboard meter's needles would move randomly; after this, the needles would rest on the 0 markers.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to reset an odometer?

  • The cost of repairing can run as high as $200 – $500 if you visit a mechanic, and you must decide whether this is the right option for you or not. When your odometer ceases to work, most people assume they must replace the unit, which can get quite expensive.

When can you reset your odometer?

  • While each state has its own individual statute, federal law prohibits disconnecting, resetting, or altering a vehicle's odometer with the intent to change the number of miles indicated. If the odometer mileage is incorrect, the law requires a statement to that effect to be furnished on the title to the buyer.

Applications

  • 2004 Dodge Stratus R/T 2.7L
  • 2001 Dodge Caravan
  • 2001 Sebring Convertible
  • 2001 Chrysler Voyager
  • 2002 Chrysler Town and Country
  • 2002 Chrysler Neon LX Mk. II
  • 2003 Chrysler Town and Country
  • 2006 Ford Freestar