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Odometer conversion

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by Number6, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    Anyone know if it is possible without taking half the car apart or desolder chips, to switch the odometer from miles to kilometers?
     
  2. BarnsleyRob

    BarnsleyRob Copenworld Veteran

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    I think you can just buy and fit alternative dials. People on here have changed them for aesthetic reasons so I assume you should be able to buy imperial and metric versions.
     
  3. BarnsleyRob

    BarnsleyRob Copenworld Veteran

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    The alternative solution is this:

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  4. Vin Petrol

    Vin Petrol Copenworld Regular

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    I'd guess it was coding, now whether you can reprogram that via the ODB2 with a dealership level tool I'm not sure. Maybe someone who's imported a Copen and had it done the other way around might know how it was done, or you could try asking for a quote from somewhere that imports?

    Odometer Rob not the speedometer, the mileage readout.
     
  5. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    Yeah, Odo not Speedo.

    The DS-2 doesn't allow for changing from miles to km, so I'm assuming that I'd have to remove the unit and alter the chips
     
  6. BarnsleyRob

    BarnsleyRob Copenworld Veteran

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    Ah, okay. It will probably require a new unit and then find some way to adjust the odo to the true mileage (km) which would normally be done at the dealer but we’re a bit screwed on that front.

    I’m pretty sure it’ll be the same chip but just factory configured differently.
     

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