I remember reading about how others have removed the speed limiter from the
Cavalier to increase its top speed and that when this button is pushed it
stops the speedometer and odometer from working at that point. Is it
possible to stop them all the time or preferably the odometer?
Since the odometer is digital is there a way of stopping it if one was to
try? I know someone that has a Ford Ranger p/u that found if a fuse was
removed it stopped the speedometer, odometer and the windshield wipers.
The car is a 2001 Cavalier Z24 5spd with the 2.4L engine.
Anyone have any experience in this?
Believe me, its a $10,000 economy car for a reason, thats why the speedo
only goes up to 110mph, the regular cars get unstable at 80mph+, with the
Z24 or GT models, then its ok up to maybe 100mph, so unless you've invested
money into suspension modifications, going any faster in one of these will
probably end with you and the car being a grease spot on a wall somewhere.
The only reason you'd want to go faster then 109 anyways is if your running
less then 13's in the quarter mile. In which case you've already invested
unholy gobs of money into the car, that you'd easily be able to afford
having the ECU reprogrammed to remove the speed limiter, rev limiter, etc.
That costs about $300, try www.asechips.com
I really don't care about the speed of the car, it goes fast enough for me
the way it is. Trust me, I don't plan to take it up to 109, but am curious
if there is a way to disconnect the odometer. Any ideas?
I have a bad experience with my 99 Cavalier odometer now. It shows one half
number of digits for about couple minutes (used to be ~30 seconds), then it
displays the other half digit numbers. For example:
My car about 64502 miles, when I start to run the car, it displays:
6 blank 5 blank 2
then later it displays:
blank 4 blank 0 blank
It did the same way for the trip odometer. I read in some place, they said
98 & 99 have this problems and it cost ~200 to fix it and I have to take the
dash board and send it in. I could not find any recall for this.
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