I have a 2002 Daewoo Lanos, which I recently purchased. The car runs well, and has approximately 80,000 miles on it. I have noticed that the gauges do not work properly. The temperature gauge only goes to 1/3, however I have confirmed with a scan tool that the engine reaches proper operating temperature. The fuel gauge only goes to 2/3 when full. And the speedometer “hangs” at 30 MPH for any speed from 30-52, then “jumps” to 52 when that speed is reached, and increases normally past that. That is my biggest concern, because many roads here have speed limits of 30-40 MPH.
I assume the instrument cluster itself is defective, but want to be sure before I swap it out. Also, I bought a used one, which has 142,000 miles on it. Is it feasible/worthwhile to try to adjust the odometer back to the correct mileage, or am I more likely to ruin it by trying?