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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 02-17-2008, 02:33 PM
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E39 Temp Displys In Farhenheit How Do I Change It Celcius

I have recently reset my service light indicators, straight away I noticed that my temperature display is in farhenheit and i prefer celcius how to i change back to c.

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Old 02-17-2008, 03:18 PM
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Mine switched from F to C when I reset the oil light using the tachometer reset method.... Still haven't been able to set it back to F.
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:38 PM
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lol. press and hold BC on the stalk. It will say 'Prog'. play with those. Pressing 'set' will get you to factory defaults.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:40 PM
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Did it work? Man .. someone try it. I wanna change mine to C.
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:21 AM
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You can get this changed at BMW, shouldn't take more than a moment or two.
I got hold of an interface from E-Bay that allows me to read codes, diagnose and also change the settings for speedo. Search ebay for "BMW diagnostic interface" or "BMW Compatible interface", they are about 66, and you may need to get the software elsewhere (torr-ent). These are worth the cost, they do interval lights, accomodation values, fault codes, speedo, airbag lights etc. Take care though some people have had issues, so read forums before you decide!
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:24 AM
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hi xaff, tried it and I couldn't get it to work, when you press set it just exits the program menu.
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:09 AM
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push and hold the trip odometer, then briefly turned the key to position one, then let it spring back off.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:35 AM
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push and hold the trip odometer, then briefly turned the key to position one, then let it spring back off.
thats the easiest way!
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:38 AM
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I guess you don't have nav

That makes it easy for dummies like me
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Yeah, you just turn your key to position 2, hold the odometer reset button, and turn the key off. It will come up opposite (C/F) of what it was.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:41 PM
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it worked, fanatstic you guys know ur ****.
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Hold trip odometer, turn key to pos 1 briefly - Works perfectly. Thanks,
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