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Old Jan 7th, 2014, 09:27 AM
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Losing my Mini virginity with Cooper...

Hi everyone,
I am Ruth, I am 26 from Yorkshire and I work for Ginetta Cars...
Does that sound like a lonely hearts advert?

Anyway, after years of saving, on December 30 I finally bought a Mini Cooper. Its a 2009 model with only 9,000k on the clock (a lovely elderly gent had this from new and only used it for 'pottering about' - hence there are none of the fancy extras whatsoever.

I love it, yet, I do have a few questions that have me tearing my hair out... I'll post them here;

1) Can I change the clock to display as 24hr - yes, I have seen a post on here already about that where it says 'Hold the two buttons' - could anyone clarify which two these are? There are a LOT of buttons.

2) Is it possible to set 'range' of fuel or was this an optional extra when purchasing?

3) can I have anything else in the display in line with the steering wheel other than speed in the box, then total miles, miles since reset and temp in the main strip?

Thanks, hello and I can't post a photo as I haven't made 15 posts yet.
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Old Jan 7th, 2014, 01:35 PM
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1) Yes you can set the clock to 24h. Press the button on the end of the indicator stalk to get to 'Settings' and then again to get to 'Time/Date' where you can set this (and the format in which dates are displayed).

2) If pressing the indicator stalk button doesn't scroll through things like range, your car probably does not have the OBC/trip computer fitted (it is an extra). However what will then confuse you is that when you nearly run out of fuel, the low fuel warning will also show the remaining range then, but not before! This shows that all the bits are there of the OBC, but if it wasn't paid for, it isn't switched on. You can have it switched on by a dealer as an extra, but it costs over £100.

3) On a basic 2009 car, I think you can alter what the tacho window displays by pressing the indicator stalk button but it's only a very limited choice - like you can move the external temperature display into the big numbers section, things like that.
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Old Jan 14th, 2014, 08:24 AM
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1) Yes you can set the clock to 24h. Press the button on the end of the indicator stalk to get to 'Settings' and then again to get to 'Time/Date' where you can set this (and the format in which dates are displayed).

2) If pressing the indicator stalk button doesn't scroll through things like range, your car probably does not have the OBC/trip computer fitted (it is an extra). However what will then confuse you is that when you nearly run out of fuel, the low fuel warning will also show the remaining range then, but not before! This shows that all the bits are there of the OBC, but if it wasn't paid for, it isn't switched on. You can have it switched on by a dealer as an extra, but it costs over £100.

3) On a basic 2009 car, I think you can alter what the tacho window displays by pressing the indicator stalk button but it's only a very limited choice - like you can move the external temperature display into the big numbers section, things like that.

Thank you Angie, I am getting there slowly - I think I need to dedicate a date to sitting in there and 'fiddling'....
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