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Old 11-04-2007, 09:52 PM   #1
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Stock Digital Speedo on E36

I saw a video once where a guy somehow made his odometer display read the speed the car was going. It would increase and decrease accordingly. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:43 PM   #2
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hold the odometer rest button and turn the key to position 2. The display will show test #1. Press the button repeatedly until you get to number 14. Press the button one more time and hold it on # 15. It will say " Lock ON" and switch to "lock off" after a few seconds. Try out the various test numbers. There is a digital speedo, tach, etc... BTW...I think this is only on OBDII clusters.
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:50 PM   #3
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These can be unlocked if you have a newer E36.

Instrument Cluster Functions

Never tried it, I only have a 96, so the first 6 tests are available (or something like that).
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:44 PM   #4
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ah. all very interesting. I have a 98 so it should work. I'll give it a try, thanx!
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:05 PM   #5
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wow newer knew this, these cars are amazing i love it hehe
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:33 PM   #6
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It worked! Too bad I can't save the display to the test# that I want. You have to do the process before each time you start the car. Ah well. Cool enough
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:38 PM   #7
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Yep, and as 98Dinan3 said earlier, it's a good way to re-align the needs on the tach and speedo if they're way off.
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:44 PM   #8
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i have a 95
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How would one re-align the needles? I have noticed that my speedo reads a good 5-9 kms higher than the display.
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:56 PM   #10
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slowly pull up to release the seating from the post and re-attach with a push down motion.
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:34 PM   #11
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I did a DIY on adjusting the speedometer needles here:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...d.php?t=875056

My speedo is in metric, and it was driving me insane the amount that it was off (120km/h = 110km/h). I'd had enough and fixed it. Works like a charm.

I don't have the test functions that the newer ones had, so I improvised!
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