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Old 01-14-2009, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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help with the obc!! pleaseee

I have an 18 button OBC on my 328is.

I recently installed a new one because when i bought the car from the previous ower the obc was fuzzy and unreadable.

so my car is much cooler now.

im having some issues setting up my obc.

-the temp outside is always -35 degrees F. does this need adjustment from my part?

-The km/h buttom doesnt do anything

-how do i adjust the screen that kind of looks like (dist----???-----???)
-what is it for?

-can someone tell me specifically the difference between Consumption 1 and consumption2 . how do I reset either one? can someone tell me the specific buttons to press for the reset?

and how do i start and stop the timer?


I couldnt find any of this in the manual.

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For the temp reader, the outside sensor may need to be connected. In my E30, it's located in the driver side brake cooling duct. Consumption 1 and 2 are likely associated with the respective trip odometers.
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dist ??? is a thing that you can use to measure trip milage, etc. or set a milage and it will count down til you arrive.

if the temp is -35 a connector is undone along the way, the temp sensor is bad or missing completely. check the left front airdam/brake duct there should be a sensor with a yellow connector/body on it.if its not there or disconnected, theres your problem.

if a button doesnt do anything, its broken. easy. the timer i started with set/reset.
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