I am finally considering getting an E36 (1998 328i). It was sold as a US car but is now registered in Canada. The cluster shows miles in large numbers and kilometers in smaller numbers on the speedo. Is there a US to metric switch somewhere to change this over to kilometers?
Also looking on the auto trader and Ebay for pics I see Canadian cars have kilometer numbers only with no mile numbers at all.
Anyway if someone can give me options who may have done this before or knows how to would be great. I'm hoping to get away with changing just the sticker thing on the gauge that the numbers are printed on and to still have it give me accurate KPH.
yeah all canadian cars use kph instead of mph. everything is metric here yet
as a toolmaker, i use inches not centimeters.
getting an instrument cluster from a wrecker is probably going to be your
best bet, since changing your speedo painted numbers wont change your odometer.
no it wont register. there will be a red dot displayed by your odometer reading because your car computer and your cluster won't have the same mileage reading. i think you can get the dealer to fix this for you though.
i remeber reading a thread on changing the speedo to km. i am almost positive that your current cluster (odometer) will read in km even if you don't have an OBC. i remeber seeing the option when i went into the diagnostics on the cluster the test the guages and seeing other things like top revs. unfortunately i can't remeber where i got the diagnostics guide from...google it
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