Odometer/Mileometer Digital Display information

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  1. Here's a quick how-to on getting a bit more information from your Mk1 MINI's computer.

    The information displays in place of your mileometer, so you DO NOT have to have the MINI OBC/Trip Computer option to see this.

    A complete list of functions is listed below, this example is how to get into the menu number '7' (Coolant temperature).

    [*]With the key in the ignition, but in the off position, press and hold down the odometer reset button, while holding the button down, switch the key in the ignition to position 1.
    [*]The screen will say 'Test' and a number.
    [*]Scroll through, (pressing reset button) through to test 19 and wait a moment.
    [*]Wait and the message will say 'log i-off' then 'log i-on' and back to 'log i-off' again. When 'log i-off' appears, press again. You are now in the system. (Woooo)
    [*]You can (if you wish) start the ignition any time from now.
    [*]Scroll through to test 7.0 (or whichever from the list below) and wait a moment, after a pause you will enter the test 7.* range of information.
    [*]You can scroll through now (7.1,7.2,7.3 etc.) using the reset button.
    [*]You can exit each menu by pressing, holding for a few seconds, then releasing the reset button.
    [*]To leave the system scroll to 19 and leave it for a few moments.
    Switching off the ignition also exits the system.

    1.0 Chassis number
    1.1 Kilometer count
    1.2 Parts number
    1.3 Coding-, Diagnostic- and Bus-index
    1.4 Production Date (Calender week/year)
    1.5 Hard- and Software status
    1.6 Injectorstatus, Cylinder count, Engine factor.

    2.0 Combisystem Test

    3.0 Service interval counter

    4.0 Actual fuel consumption in l/100km. eg.0154 = 15,4 liters/100kms.
    4.1 Consumption in liters/100kms.

    5.0 Distance consumption in l/100kms.
    5.1 Actual rest distance with available fuel in Kms.

    6.0 Actual amount of fuel in tank. eg. 123321 =12,3liters left 32,1 liters right
    6.1 Total amount of fuel in tank.
    6.2 Show value of Fuel guage. 1= both senders OK, 2= sender failure, 3=ti signal unplausible (no reading)

    7.0 Actual coolant temp.
    7.1 Actual outside temp.
    7.2 Actual engine revs.
    7.3 Actual speed

    8.0 Hexadecimal readings of menu 7.0 to 7.3

    9.0 Actual on board voltage (Battery)

    10.0 Land codes

    11.0 Unit codes

    12.0 No funktion

    13.0 Gong test

    14.0 – 14.4 On board diagnostic codes. eg 000000 = no failures

    15.0 – 18.0 No function

    19.0 On/Off for Test menu.

    20.0 Correction factor for Fuel consumption
    Formula for correction:
    Shown consumption x 1000 / user defined consumption
    Push the trip reset button to begin the correction. Numbers count up from 0-9, when correct number shows push trip reset button.

    20.1 Sets 10ths. for consumption factor
    20.2 Sets 100ths. and 1000ths. for consumption factor
    20.3 Saves the new consumption factor and shows new value

    21.0 Software reset. (Same as disconnecting battery)

    Your MINI's computer may give more or less information than stated above.
    Original source:

    eg. You can set your odometer to read out coolant temp in degrees C
    setting the menu to 7 (7.0) with the above DIY guide.

    Ref: Fan switch on/off temperatures:
    The high speed fan comes on at 112C (234F) and goes off at 108C (227F).
    The high speed fan will also cycle on and off briefly at about 100C if the a/c is running.

    The low speed fan comes on at 105C (221F) and goes off at 101C (214F) or whenever the a/c is running.

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