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Zeaken 01-31-2013 08:02 AM

Digital speedometer problem?
 
This is not about the 3-4mph difference a lot of people ask about.

Alright I was reading the manual and was adjusting the digital display and checking service times etc when I found the digital speedometer!

I proceeded to take the car for a test drive and my digital meter reads totally wrong. it seems to count up around .4 mph at a time. its not a slow lag like one sees with gps systems. It litterally was at the point where I was going 50mph and it read around 26. It would also continue to climbs some times as decelerated.

My brain is slightly foggy so i will have confirm but i dont think this is an average mph because when I came to a stop I believe it did eventually ride back down to zero.

Is this something wrong with the computer or am I looking at something like an average speed vs actual? (it was also mph not kph if that means anything and this is a 2010 328i for reference)

jburke4689 01-31-2013 08:14 AM

It sounds lie you are looking a instantaneous mpg. You won't find you digital speedometer just by scrolling unless you have done some coding changes.

Zeaken 01-31-2013 08:25 AM

I just bought the car used so it was not i who did any coding changes but i suppose its certainly possible some one else did. it clearly says mph not mpg. I will see if I can get some pics of both it with mph with the gap and the mpg mode for reference. The mpg is a reference to average for certain because i have been tracking my bad urban driving habits.

BMWTurboDzl 01-31-2013 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zeaken (Post 7350600)
I just bought the car used so it was not i who did any coding changes but i suppose its certainly possible some one else did. it clearly says mph not mpg. I will see if I can get some pics of both it with mph with the gap and the mpg mode for reference. The mpg is a reference to average for certain because i have been tracking my bad urban driving habits.

It's displaying your avg speed.

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furby076 01-31-2013 09:45 AM

As others bet you are looking at avg speed

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roadkillrob 01-31-2013 10:58 AM

The digital speedo once coded in also only changed by whole numbers, not part numbers!

Zeaken 01-31-2013 11:25 AM

it is based on on average mph. Thanks for the help guys, sorry about all the questions but new to the bmw thing. I will try to keep the search button going when I can.


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