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      02-12-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Converting the Speedometer from Km/h to Mph

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Unusual question

Just brought my Z4 back home to the UK after some years in Europe. I want to register the car and one of the requirements from the UK DVLA is a speedo that has mph as part of the readout.

Has anyone had this done? Even if not specifically for your Z4 I would be interested to know how to pursue it and an idea of the cost. Could prove to be a bit of a stumbling block...

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      02-12-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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I would think your dealer can install a new face plate for your speedometer gauge? Have you checked with them?

UK cars must have both MPH and KM for speed and in the I don't think European cars have the MPH as standard..... I have certainly never heard of it.

My e28 (1987 535is was purchased in the US and has both the MPH and KM it can be changed by a push of a button). In Canada we only have KM faceplates on our speedometer gauge, whereas in the US they have both KM & MPH

I never understood why BMW does not make this a standard for all cars they build with dual readout KM & MPH or MPH & KM depending on what country they ship to.

Anyway, I recommend you contact the dealership. Do let us know how you make out I like to change mine also to have both displays KM & MPH. I do travel to the US quite often and speed readouts are posted there in MPH ... I don't think the US will ever go Metric as will our English cousins

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Thanks for the quick reply Rolf. To be honest I don't really have a dealer back here in the UK, will have to go introduce myself to a local outfit.

I suppose I'm just concerned that the whole cluster and fascia will need removing - expensive I imagine. As for joint readouts. I agree they would make my life easier right now, but I suspect the dial would not look as stylish...

Will let you know how I get on.
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