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Old 04-08-2004, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I have looked in my manual and it is not there. I have fidgited for 30 minutes and can't get it..

Can someone please tell me the trick to change the odometre display from kms to miles (and back) in my 1997 328i ?

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Ok, I have looked in my manual and it is not there. I have fidgited for 30 minutes and can't get it..

Can someone please tell me the trick to change the odometre display from kms to miles (and back) in my 1997 328i ?

Thanks.

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There is no such thing. That's probably why you can't find it in the manual or figure it out.

The only way to change anything on that odometer is to "illegally" roll it back, or forward :lol:

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You can change your onboard computer settings, so they will show the speed, distance, mileage, weather etc, in euro or U.S conversion. Yeah, but you can't mess with the odometer. Thats is illegal and completely moronic.
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Old 04-08-2004, 09:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ahhh... maybe you don't understand.

EVERY picture of an BMW in America I've seen shows the milage in miles. My display shows kms. I can't belive there isn't a display option to show the odometer reading in miles instead of kms....

i.e.: I don't want to CHANGE the milage, I just want it to show 50000 miles instead of 70000 kms. The manual shows that "miles" in the display build.

I guess to be even more specific, I want display options to show in imperial units, rather than metric, like 100% of the (American) BMW odometers I have seen pictures of.

I really don't care that much, since we are metric here in Canada; I just like to know EVERYTHING about, and what every option does, on my car.

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Old 04-08-2004, 10:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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OK forget it.

I found the issue. Whereas I thought that all BMWs had imperial AND metric in the cluster, that is not that case. My particular 1997 328i is purely a metric machine when it comes to the speedometer, and the odometer. OBC still translates to imperial, but not the cluster.

So that's my answer. That's all I was looking for.
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you have to swap with an imperial gauge cluster to get miles.
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So then the imperial guage cluster has miles and kms, whereas the metric cluster has only kms? Just curious.

As I say, we live in metric here, so I want kms anyway; I just have to know every little switch and option on my 328i...


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