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How do you change from Kilometers to Miles on a old BMW?

I just got a old 1996 BMW and was wondering how to change the mpg computer from metric to miles? Thanks in advance
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Find some body who has got carsoft diagnostics or similar it takes about 2 minutes, or your BM dealer.

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purchase the interface and leads from ebay and I will find you a link to down load Carsoft 6.5 ,which comes as a zipped file, un zip, burn to disc and away you go. You will need a laptop though!!

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I own a 2000 BMW Z3 2.8 with 44,000 miles on it. Today, I drove my car , which had tank of gas for 20 minutes, parked it for 25 minutes and when I started it the following occurred:

A - The fuel gauge needle falls to empty, but the low fuel light does not come on.
B – The water temperature gauge needle falls to cold and the red overheat light comes on.
C – The Brake Pad warning light comes on.

I immediately stopped at a gas station, filled the tank and checked the cooling system for leaks or signs of overheating. I found nothing wrong.

When I restarted the car, everything returned to normal, except the odometer switched from reading in miles to reading in kilometers.

Do you have a clue as to what could cause such wacky behavior?
and how can I change it back to miles not KM
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I would say low ampage from the battery, get it checked, the first things that start goning funny when the batt is low is the OBC, radio or cluster.

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