Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 10-29-2013, 11:20 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 597
JEEP_JUNKIE is on a distinguished road
Where is the mileage counter stored?

I'm sure this sounds bad but it's not what you think. I want to switch gauge clusters in my 2011 but need to know if it will affect my mileage and if so how does one get it set to what it needs to be?

Some posts indicate the mileage is in the ECU which would be perfect but other posts suggest its in the cluster and completely separate from the ECU.

Anyone know for sure?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-30-2013, 06:19 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 26
Thanks: 6
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Rep Power: 2044
wrench has a reputation beyond reputewrench has a reputation beyond reputewrench has a reputation beyond reputewrench has a reputation beyond reputewrench has a reputation beyond reputewrench has a reputation beyond reputewrench has a reputation beyond reputewrench has a reputation beyond reputewrench has a reputation beyond reputewrench has a reputation beyond reputewrench has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where is the mileage counter stored?

JJ, I do not know the answer but it is an interesting question. A Google search shows this Minnesota outfit:Speedometer Repair Guy
His site indicates he will know the answer. If you contact him, please post his response.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-30-2013, 06:22 AM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Cicero, NY
Posts: 516
Thanks: 70
Thanked 34 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 1543937
CNY_WK2 has a reputation beyond reputeCNY_WK2 has a reputation beyond reputeCNY_WK2 has a reputation beyond reputeCNY_WK2 has a reputation beyond reputeCNY_WK2 has a reputation beyond reputeCNY_WK2 has a reputation beyond reputeCNY_WK2 has a reputation beyond reputeCNY_WK2 has a reputation beyond reputeCNY_WK2 has a reputation beyond reputeCNY_WK2 has a reputation beyond reputeCNY_WK2 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where is the mileage counter stored?

I know on a previous late model it was stored in the cluster and the dealer had to program the new cluster to the VIN before it would work and put in the mileage.
__________________
In the Garage: 2014 JGC Overland - Deep Cherry Red - ATG

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-30-2013, 12:25 PM
JTS97Z28's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Plainfield, IL
Posts: 1,449
Thanks: 0
Thanked 29 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 25116
JTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond reputeJTS97Z28 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to JTS97Z28
Re: Where is the mileage counter stored?

Just curious, what are you changing the cluster for? Is there some sort of cool mod we all should know about or something? ;-)
__________________
2012 Overland...sold
2007 Acura TL Type S 6mt
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-30-2013, 12:50 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2008 3.8L JK
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The great potholed north
Posts: 146
Thanks: 40
Thanked 56 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 387343
Blinker Fluid has a reputation beyond reputeBlinker Fluid has a reputation beyond reputeBlinker Fluid has a reputation beyond reputeBlinker Fluid has a reputation beyond reputeBlinker Fluid has a reputation beyond reputeBlinker Fluid has a reputation beyond reputeBlinker Fluid has a reputation beyond reputeBlinker Fluid has a reputation beyond reputeBlinker Fluid has a reputation beyond reputeBlinker Fluid has a reputation beyond reputeBlinker Fluid has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Where is the mileage counter stored?

The BCM is the central place it is stored. However it is also stored elsewhere and the dealer has to do some work to sync all the places as a security measure. It's not a plug and play job.

I may be wrong on this as I am not 100% certain.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-30-2013, 01:38 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Posts: 599
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 381746
Aiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Where is the mileage counter stored?

Maybe it is stored in two different places so one cannot just swap it and show up lower mileage. I would like to know this as well... just for information purposes.

Cheers,
-A
__________________
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2008 Porsche Cayenne S
2002 Aprilia SL1000R
2000 Porsche Boxster (Sold)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE (Sold and still missed)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-31-2013, 08:22 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 45
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 597
JEEP_JUNKIE is on a distinguished road
Re: Where is the mileage counter stored?

I checked my mileage, I pulled my cluster and went for a 5 mile drive then put it back in and the mileage was the same it was before I pulled the cluster.

I can't seem to find a second cluster so I'm just going to modify my own but I'm fairly certain the computer doesn't have anything to do with it.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-01-2013, 04:36 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Posts: 599
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 381746
Aiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Where is the mileage counter stored?

Wow! Had I known this when I bought the Jeep, I would have removed the cluster. Then sell the vehicle in 5 years as new. LOL.

thanks for the info.

Cheers,
-A
__________________
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2008 Porsche Cayenne S
2002 Aprilia SL1000R
2000 Porsche Boxster (Sold)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE (Sold and still missed)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-01-2013, 05:08 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 472
Venom is on a distinguished road
Re: Where is the mileage counter stored?

True mileage is stored in the BCM or body control module. It shows if you connect a scanner in the OBDII port.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can I mix High mileage Full synthetic with regular High Mileage? sergioad89 Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 8 06-30-2012 06:38 AM
Gas mileage Redealmaker Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 10 05-24-2012 09:27 AM
V6 gas mileage bluetrude Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 60 09-06-2011 10:21 AM
Rear alxe counter weight? and hard shifting NHWK05 Grand Cherokee - WK 18 06-30-2009 04:47 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community