a mechanical dashboard and easier to fit into the car as there
no mechanical speedometer cable. This new technology has its own problems though. Electrical pulses in the cars wiring can cause the dashboard data, which is stored internally on an EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory), to become corrupted.
This corruption could happen for a number of reasons
• the vehicle battery was discharged and the vehicle had been jump started
• the dashboard may develop an electrical fault
• the dashboard may be damaged in a collision or through vandalism.
In these examples, mileage displayed on the speedo is now incorrect.
correction may also be necessary where a replacement cluster has been purchased, either new or second hand. If it's a new one it will have zero miles on it. If it's a second hand one the mileage displayed is also likely to be different to the original thus requiring correction