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post #1 of 12 Old 10-12-2021, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Odometer and Trip Meter

1997 4.0L TJ. Is there a way to set the trip meter so it comes up as the default (displays) instead of the odometer? Thanks


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post #2 of 12 Old 10-14-2021, 07:06 AM
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The simple answer is no.
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The complicated answer is nope.
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If I’m reading this right, you want the trip meter to come up when the jeep is started instead of the odometer correct?
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The simple and complicated answers are both correct.

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Another complicated answer is that it could be made to happen.


It would require some electrickery though. At least one wire would have to be run to the cluster circuit board. A dual 555-timer circuit could be used to provide a short pulse to the cluster circuit board, which would make it think the button has been pressed shortly after the ignition switch is turned on.
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I’ve never modified my cluster but it starts on whatever was on whether it be odometer or trip meter, when the jeep was shut off last.
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Iíve never modified my cluster but it starts on whatever was on whether it be odometer or trip meter, when the jeep was shut off last.

I've never noticed that on mine, probably because I normally just have the odometer reading displayed. I'm going to have to try turning my ignition off when the trip meter is showing now. just to see if that happens on mine.


The FSM just states that the "last normally displayed distance" will be displayed.
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post #9 of 12 Old 10-17-2021, 01:16 PM
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I've had a 2001, a 2006, and now a 2004, all of which behaved exactly like you're looking for. I wonder if that's just a 97 issue.
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I've tried switching to trip meter and turning ignition off and back on with my 97 now.

Odometer display defaults to the total mileage display when ignition is turned on.
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This isn't default behavior on all years? I never knew. Man, I wish mine would stay where I left it.
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post #12 of 12 Old 10-20-2021, 07:53 AM
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This isn't default behavior on all years? I never knew. Man, I wish mine would stay where I left it.
Apparently not. I just assumed all TJ’s stayed where you left it like my 99. Learn something everyday!
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