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Speedo change

Discussion in 'Fiesta Forums' started by trumpet30, 25 May 2011.

  1. trumpet30

    trumpet30 Wrench Pro

    VW Polo 1.4TDI
    Owing to a cracked cover I am changing the speedo on my car (58 reg Zetec S. It has the digital centre that can display MPG, Radio station etc.

    Having read the Haynes manual it says if I change the unit I have to have it set by Fords WDS diagnostic system.

    Is this right or is there another way round it, also if I do have to have the Ford WDS bit how much does it cost any ideas?
  2. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

    London, UK
    Saab 9-3SS T9
    Well i'm not sure about a Ford, but a mate of mine had a similar thing with his Saab and the reason was that the programming needs to tell the speedo what size wheels he had on for speedo calibration purposes. This involved the use of a Tech II diagnostic tool and 30 minutes labour charge.
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