I'm Marco, I'm italian (for this reason sorry for my bad english).
I own a MINI r56 Cooper D, but I've a problem.
I have half OBC. I can see digital speed, temperature, service info, check info, car-settings. But I haven't avg speed, aavg & realtime fuel consumption and estimate of range.
I went in 2 BMW/MINI center, but both says me that's impossible to activate aftermarket.
It's true? I think it's only disactivated, because I can see range, but only when fuel indicator becomes red, for this reason I think it's just hidden.
I hope in some good news from you...
Thank you very much, goodbye!!
the guy is asking if....because you get '31mls' come up (or whatever) when you get to one bar....even tho he DIDNT spec OBC.....there must be some sort of computer to work this out (as it changes in realtime to your driving habbits) so, is does the car have an OBC that simply isnt activated.
like on Sony, JVC dvd players etc. the same hardware is there on the cheep ones apposed to the expensive ones but the cheeper ones dont have as advanced software if you get my drift.
i know you can...the point is...as a bove...there must be some function/computer to work this out...is it the same computer with just this feature enabled and the rest of the fuctions disabled.....or is a different computer all together?
if its the same computer.....thearetically you should beable to enable it.
I think you've got the wrong end of the stick. I don't have the on-board computer as it wasn't specced...
What I was asking is whether anyone knows if it's possible to retrofit this feature into a Mini that didn't originally have it - whether it's just a software flash or whether it requires physical items as well.
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.