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hello. {03 4-Runner v8 4x4} does the instrument cluster contain the odometer data, or is that data stored in the brain? im curious because im looking to buy one with 118k. however the previous owner had replaced the instrument cluster for unknown reasons.. can i trust the odo reading?

 thanks, Steven...

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Hello, yes the instrument cluster has the odometer data, in most states only a certified odometer calibration shop or certified speedometer repair shop can change your odometer reading, it is against the law to do so otherwise. You can invest a few dollars and get a Carfax report to find any mileage issues or you can try your state's dept of motor vehicles for a mileage check.  

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