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Re: english/metric dashboard conversion on MKIV GTI (gt-ike)

Quote, originally posted by gt-ike »
{i already put this in other forums to get more exposure. pardon my ignorance
what would have to be done to change out the gauge board and reprogram the ECU to display stuff in metric units on an MKIV golf?
has anyone done it?
how much would it cost?

(my dealer is clueless)

If you have VAG com all you have to do connect to instrument cluster and change the code to US cluster.
I had to switch my from MPh to KMh
[17 - Instruments]
[Recode - 07]
Write down the existing coding for future reference.
Enter 5-digit code from below
[Do It!]
Look at the first two digits in the coding. Add the values for the options together to get the correct coding.
00 - No available equipment
+01 - Brakepad wear sensor warning active
+02 - Seatbelt warning active
+04 - Washer fluid level warning active
Look at the third digit in the coding (Market version):
1 - "EU" 24 hour clock (may result in odometer in km in 2002+ clusters)
2 - "USA" 12 hour clock
3 - "Canada" 12 hour clock (may result in odometer in km in 2002+ clusters)
"The third digit in the code is the country code. The codes are:
4 - "UK" 24 hour clock (should result in odometer in miles)
5 - Japan
6 - Saudi Arabia
7 - Australia
Look at the fourth digit in the coding (Cylinders):
3 - No Service Interval (2002+ models)
4 - 4-cylinder (1999-2001 models)
6 - 6-cylinder (1999-2001 models)
Look at the fifth digit in the coding (Distance impulse multiplier):
2 - 3538
4 - 3648 (some 2002+ models)
So, if you want to have Seatbelt warning and washer fluid warning only in a 2001 Canadian 6-cylinder vehicle, (add 00+02+04 = 06),3,6,2 = 06362.
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