no current vehicle speed readout with chrono pack?
Is there a way to have my Mini re-coded (persuaded) to display the current vehicle speed in the on-board computer display?
My dealer has told me that the current vehicle speed is not displayed because I have purchased the chrono pack. The idea is that the digital readout isn't needed since the analog speedometer is right there next to the tachometer. However, the analog speedometer is...analog! I can't clearly tell what exact speed I'm going, and when I'm cruising on the highway I can't see my current speed because the steering wheel blocks the numbers on the analog speedometer.
I'd very much like to be able to see the digital readout of current speed (without the need to press the reset button when the average speed is displayed). My spouse thinks I'm nodding off when I'm really just tilting my head down in order to read the speedometer hidden behind the wheel.
I did a search of the previous posts and read about accessing vehicle diagnostics, but I didn't see anything clearly focusing on this goofy issue or mine. If I've missed something then please point me in the right direction.
as your car is 04 model im pretty sure this can be activated by the dealer in your OBC readout but failing that there is a little procedure you can do but it is a bit of hassle and only in KMPH before you start the car http://www.mini2.com/forum/faq.php?f..._obc_functions
The procedure alluded to in the last post will give you MPH in the US. The fact that you can get to current speed by going into the computer tells me that the information is there, it just needs to be added 'back' into the toggle menu where it is in non chrono/nav cars.
My guess is that it probably can't be done by the owner, or even dealer, but that MINI could update the code to allow it.
btw, I would love that. I can see the column mounted speedo just fine, but it is vaguely graduated so speeds outside of "10's" are a guesstimate - VERY annoying.
Thanks Profpatpending...I looked that over, but your are right about the hassle factor. I was hoping that there was some reprogramming option (available via a dealer or some back-alley hacker) which would allow the set of features displayed to be changed. That would be useful...tell your OBC which things you want displayed and, possibly, the sequence in which they are displayed - and then have these things active each time you start your Mini. (Oh...my Mini is a 2005. Does that make any difference?)
Gr8Dain: Maybe I should remove a few vertebra from my neck since I'm already sitting low My spouse has offered to cut away the top section of the steering wheel, but that seems a bit extreme.
Does anyone have any information on what, if anything, can be preprogrammed by the dealer?
My first choice would have been to have the oil pressure and temperature gauges in the second pod on the steering wheel, or side pods like aftermarket. But wanting to stay with factory equipment, I have the chrono pack and have the same desire for digital speed readout.
Too bad the product manager/marketing droid who OK'd removing the digital speed didn't realize that the chronopack obviously appeals to the type of person who wants more information -- not less -- and would want to scroll through all the other goodies like actual engine RPMs, coolant temperature, and digital readout of oil temperature and pressure too, for that matter!
maybe all is not lost just yet,
I believe when BiM COM will be released it will have the ability to switch on and off the different menu's in the various modules in the MINI including the BC1 which is responsible for displaying the speedo readout in the tacho,
keep watching their site for info http://www.ross-tech.com/
After reading Profpatpending's message mentioning Ross Technology's BiM COM, I visited ross-tech.com and read through their website (including their Yahoo forum), but I failed to figure out whether the BiM COM tool will be able to solve my problem.
My husband has suggested that I find some information on what features can be accessed and altered before buying something like BiM COM - particularly since I would ask him to do the actual work (I'm a dentist and he's an engineer). Does anyone reading this know how to find out what can be accomplished by using a tool such as BiM COM? Ross Technology seems to be holding their cards very close to their belt, but if I can find a list of programmable features then this might give us an idea of what is possible via BiM COM.
well thats the big question what can it do,
to be honest the Beta version has been released to certain lucky individuals,
maybe one of them can elaborate further,
but from what I understand from the info it will be able to activate the control menu's for the control modules,
maybe things like auto up passenger window,
activate the rear fog light for the US,
but this is only my take on things what is needed is the input here from a Beta tester,
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