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For those of you inquiring on repairs, I have mainly moved over to atvhonda.com,
You can find pictures and feedback of my repairs over there as well

Hope to see you over there,
AKATV
 

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For those that have been pulling hair out-
It took me a month to figure this out, but I am glad to report that I have figured out how to repair my 2004 450ES Speedometer

If you have a 02-04 450 ES model ( 4 indicator lights on top of meter)
or a 99-00 450 ES model ( 3 indicator lights on top of meter)

and your display:

- does not show the gear indicator spot at all (not the gear or --) but the
backwards "L" that goes around the gear position - its just blank

-your miles and hours have reverted to zero and possibly now shows KM now instead of Miles

-your speed shown seems to have almost doubled (possibly KMs per hour even thought it shows Miles)

What has happened is your EEPROM chip on motherboard has lost the programming due to dead battery for
a LONG time or an electrical malfunction etc...

I have borrowed a friends speedometer (a trusting friend) removed the chip from his, copied the data and put it on mine and it reads perfect now.

I can repair and reprogram your speedometer
I can also do 99-2000 450ES speedometers (3 indicator lights on top of meter) but will have to double-check check on the mileage/hours copy I have and let you know to see if you want that

I can also do TRX500FM and FE meters and the older Rancher 350ES meters as well but it has to have the above symptoms and not water damaged-caught on fore cracked lcd etc....

If you have one you want to send to me (just the board with LCD) I can repair it for you for 85.00 or if you have a second speedometer for parts we can barter for 50.00
Shipping would be 6.00-7.00 First Class with tracking or $8.45 for USPS Priority Flat Rate Small box with tracking and 50.00 free insurance
I will confirm and send pictures to you as well to show you the completed repair
If there is heavy water corrosion, rust etc.. its probably not repairable but I can try if you want -no fix-no pay
If you PM me or whatever we can work it out I am easy and like you all I am always fiddling/learning with wheelers
I think you will be happy and you will have more hair -mine is filling back in...................
Can I get information on a fix for my 04 Honda foreman es. It was a wrecked machine I am fixing up. The screen lights up and shows mileage and mph but both way higher than correct. The gear selector part doesn鈥檛 work but the clock and other things work. Just showing number too high. Can you help me?
 

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I can help you out, you are going it have to have it reprogrammed
You are much better off coming over to atvhonda.com, these forums arent what they used to be and
I do not come over but once in awhile
Come on over and I can get you taken care of
I sent you my contact info in a message as well
 

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For those that have been pulling hair out-
It took me a month to figure this out, but I am glad to report that I have figured out how to repair my 2004 450ES Speedometer

If you have a 02-04 450 ES model ( 4 indicator lights on top of meter)
or a 99-00 450 ES model ( 3 indicator lights on top of meter)

and your display:

- does not show the gear indicator spot at all (not the gear or --) but the
backwards "L" that goes around the gear position - its just blank

-your miles and hours have reverted to zero and possibly now shows KM now instead of Miles

-your speed shown seems to have almost doubled (possibly KMs per hour even thought it shows Miles)

What has happened is your EEPROM chip on motherboard has lost the programming due to dead battery for
a LONG time or an electrical malfunction etc...

I have borrowed a friends speedometer (a trusting friend) removed the chip from his, copied the data and put it on mine and it reads perfect now.

I can repair and reprogram your speedometer
I can also do 99-2000 450ES speedometers (3 indicator lights on top of meter) but will have to double-check check on the mileage/hours copy I have and let you know to see if you want that

I can also do TRX500FM and FE meters and the older Rancher 350ES meters as well but it has to have the above symptoms and not water damaged-caught on fore cracked lcd etc....

If you have one you want to send to me (just the board with LCD) I can repair it for you for 85.00 or if you have a second speedometer for parts we can barter for 50.00
Shipping would be 6.00-7.00 First Class with tracking or $8.45 for USPS Priority Flat Rate Small box with tracking and 50.00 free insurance
I will confirm and send pictures to you as well to show you the completed repair
If there is heavy water corrosion, rust etc.. its probably not repairable but I can try if you want -no fix-no pay
If you PM me or whatever we can work it out I am easy and like you all I am always fiddling/learning with wheelers
I think you will be happy and you will have more hair -mine is filling back in...................
I have this exact problem on my 2004 TRX450FM A Foreman S. The green neutral and red reverse lights work). No indication of the gear I am in and that area of the meter is not defined (No backwards "L" as you described). Everything else is perfect. Which part of the meter do you require?
 

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I have this exact problem on my 2004 TRX450FM A Foreman S. The green neutral and red reverse lights work). No indication of the gear I am in and that area of the meter is not defined (No backwards "L" as you described). Everything else is perfect. Which part of the meter do you require?
Ask him over at atvhonda.com
 

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I can get you fixed up no problem
I am over at www.atvhonda.com more these days
Come on over and we can get you squared away
-AKATV


For those who have been inquiring about my speedometer repair-
I am still doing repairs I have primarily moved over to atvhonda.com
You can see many of my repairs and feedback for them over there

Foreman 450 Speedometer Repair Before & After Pics

AKATV
 

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For those that have been pulling hair out-
It took me a month to figure this out, but I am glad to report that I have figured out how to repair my 2004 450ES Speedometer

If you have a 02-04 450 ES model ( 4 indicator lights on top of meter)
or a 99-00 450 ES model ( 3 indicator lights on top of meter)

and your display:

- does not show the gear indicator spot at all (not the gear or --) but the
backwards "L" that goes around the gear position - its just blank

-your miles and hours have reverted to zero and possibly now shows KM now instead of Miles

-your speed shown seems to have almost doubled (possibly KMs per hour even thought it shows Miles)

What has happened is your EEPROM chip on motherboard has lost the programming due to dead battery for
a LONG time or an electrical malfunction etc...

I have borrowed a friends speedometer (a trusting friend) removed the chip from his, copied the data and put it on mine and it reads perfect now.

I can repair and reprogram your speedometer
I can also do 99-2000 450ES speedometers (3 indicator lights on top of meter) but will have to double-check check on the mileage/hours copy I have and let you know to see if you want that

I can also do TRX500FM and FE meters and the older Rancher 350ES meters as well but it has to have the above symptoms and not water damaged-caught on fire cracked LCD etc....

If you have one you want to send to me (just the board with LCD) I can repair it for you for 100.00 or if you have a second speedometer for parts we can barter for 50.00
Shipping would be 6.00-7.00 First Class with tracking or $8.45 for USPS Priority Flat Rate Small box with tracking and 50.00 free insurance
Its not as cheap as I would like it to be but it beats paying 250-400 for a new meter if you can even find one, as most are becoming no longer available and when you find one on ebay it usually needs the Polarizing films and/or reprogramming as well
I will confirm and send pictures to you as well to show you the completed repair
If there is heavy water corrosion, rust etc.. its probably not repairable but I can try if you want -no fix-no pay
If you PM me or whatever we can work it out I am easy and like you all I am always fiddling/learning with wheelers
I think you will be happy and you will have more hair -mine is filling back in...................
I have 2000 Forman 450 es Goes in and out and don鈥檛 work properly can you fix that
 

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For those that have been pulling hair out-
It took me a month to figure this out, but I am glad to report that I have figured out how to repair my 2004 450ES Speedometer

If you have a 02-04 450 ES model ( 4 indicator lights on top of meter)
or a 99-00 450 ES model ( 3 indicator lights on top of meter)

and your display:

- does not show the gear indicator spot at all (not the gear or --) but the
backwards "L" that goes around the gear position - its just blank

-your miles and hours have reverted to zero and possibly now shows KM now instead of Miles

-your speed shown seems to have almost doubled (possibly KMs per hour even thought it shows Miles)

What has happened is your EEPROM chip on motherboard has lost the programming due to dead battery for
a LONG time or an electrical malfunction etc...

I have borrowed a friends speedometer (a trusting friend) removed the chip from his, copied the data and put it on mine and it reads perfect now.

I can repair and reprogram your speedometer
I can also do 99-2000 450ES speedometers (3 indicator lights on top of meter) but will have to double-check check on the mileage/hours copy I have and let you know to see if you want that

I can also do TRX500FM and FE meters and the older Rancher 350ES meters as well but it has to have the above symptoms and not water damaged-caught on fire cracked LCD etc....

If you have one you want to send to me (just the board with LCD) I can repair it for you for 100.00 or if you have a second speedometer for parts we can barter for 50.00
Shipping would be 6.00-7.00 First Class with tracking or $8.45 for USPS Priority Flat Rate Small box with tracking and 50.00 free insurance
Its not as cheap as I would like it to be but it beats paying 250-400 for a new meter if you can even find one, as most are becoming no longer available and when you find one on ebay it usually needs the Polarizing films and/or reprogramming as well
I will confirm and send pictures to you as well to show you the completed repair
If there is heavy water corrosion, rust etc.. its probably not repairable but I can try if you want -no fix-no pay
If you PM me or whatever we can work it out I am easy and like you all I am always fiddling/learning with wheelers
I think you will be happy and you will have more hair -mine is filling back in...................
My 98 foremanES is showing 0hrs and 999,999miles. If i have it fixed will it show the accurate miles and hrs? I鈥檇 like it to be accurate. But i don鈥檛 know those numbers.
 
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