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Old 01-18-2004, 01:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay I have a weird question. I am looking for a used 98 m3 sedan. I have noticed that the computer under the temp controls has diffrent versions. The reason I say this is some have more buttons then others. Is this just a tripometer ? And if so are the two versions ? whats the diffrence in the two ?

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Old 01-18-2004, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good question...i'm also wondering about this. My m3 has very limited controls there. How do you get the whole deal?

Like mpg, average speed, shit like that.
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Old 01-18-2004, 11:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well I have the 11 button there is also an 18 button.

The 18 button has options for speed and average speed and things like that I dont know them all either.
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Some are merely clocks, while others are OBC's (onboard computer). Check control messages are displayed there on some.
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I have a 98' 330i and it has the button and I can limit my speed, set a timer, see average speed, average gas milage, miles left until empty, temp....ect...
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The simpler version you will see has the basics, clock, outside temp, system check etc. The our advanced OBC was a $500.00 option in '98 and '99. It will include avg miles per hour, avg fuel consumption, miles to empty, time to destination etc. The option was called On Board Computer. BR
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is it possible to upgrade to the 18 button from the 11 button fairly easy?

anyone know??
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You'll be too busy driving to worry about buttons. Other wise you maybe need another car.
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