Sep 10th, 2011, 10:28 AM
Hi everyone i just purchased a 2003 mini and i know the cooper s shows you the avg speed and mpg, etc. ive read that u can put in a switch to get these options instead of the temp on the tach however in that post it said the computer must be reprogramed??? why s this and is it avoidable if i where to put in a switch to have these options i mostly want the AVG MPG
i would greatly appretiat any and all information
Sep 10th, 2011, 11:13 AM
on second thought all i need to kno how to do is how do i activate the obc? i dont want to take it to a dealer and im sure that someone knows how to turn the obc on without using a dealer?
Sep 10th, 2011, 12:59 PM
There are a couple of threads on here about how to install the obc with both a new stalk and with a bespoke button. However both seem to require the dealer to enable the ecu for the obc to work.
I was thinking about it but my local dealer is reluctant to do the ecu thing if I fit the stalk myself!
I am using my Android phone and a obd II Bluetooth adaptor to get MPG etc at the moment. Might do the obc upgrade later. Let us know if you can get it working without the dealer.
Sep 10th, 2011, 03:22 PM
Fitting a Scangauge (http://www.mini2.com/forum/search.php?query=scangauge&exactname=1&starteronly=0&forumchoice%5B%5D=0&childforums=1&titleonly=1&showposts=0&searchdate=0&beforeafter=after&sortby=lastpost&sortorder=descending&replyless=0&replylimit=0&searchthreadid=0&saveprefs=1&quicksearch=0&searchtype=1&nocache=0&ajax=0&userid=0) would probably be cheaper than retrofitting the OBC, and would give you more information.