trip computer

Trip computer - combined instrument panel "Digital"

Updated 7/23/2018

The car's trip computer can record, calculate and show information while driving.

The trip computer's menu is in a variable loop. One of the alternatives is that the trip computer's three displays extinguish - this also marks the start/end of the loop.

Information displays and stalk switch controls.

Information displays and stalk switch controls.

OK - Opens the loop with the trip computer's functions + Activates the selected option.
Thumbwheel - Opens the loop with the trip computer's headings + Scrolls through the options.
RESET - Undoes, zeroes or backs out of a function after making a selection.

Functions

          

Proceed as follows to open and check/adjust functions:

To ensure that no control is in the middle of a sequence - "Reset" them first with 2 presses on RESET.

Press OK - loop with all functions opens.

Browse through the functions with the thumbwheel and select/confirm with OK.

Finish by pressing RESET twice after completed checking/ adjustment.

The different functions of the trip computer are listed in the following table:

Functions

Information

Trip computer reset
  • Average
  • Average speed

Note that this function does not reset both trip meters T1 and T2 - see the table under the next section "Headings" or the section "Resetting with 'Digital'" for information on the process.

Messages

For more information, see Messages - handling.

Themes

The appearance of the combined instrument panel is selected here.

Settings *

Select Auto On or Off.

For more information, see Additional heater.

Contrast mode/Colour mode

Adjusting the combined instrument panel's brightness and colour intensity.

Parking heater *
  • Direct start
  • - Symbol Timer 1 - leads to the menu for selecting time.
  • - Symbol Timer 2 - leads to the menu for selecting time.

For a description of programming the timer, see Engine block heater and passenger compartment heater - timer.

Service status

Shows the number of months and mileage to next service.

Oil level

Certain engines.

For more information, see Engine oil - checking and filling.

Headings

Three trip computer headings can be displayed simultaneously - one in each "window" (see previous figure).

          

One of the heading combinations in the following table can be selected for constant display in the combined instrument panel. Proceed as follows to determine which:

To ensure that no control is in the middle of a sequence - "Reset" them first with 2 presses on RESET.

Turn the thumbwheel - selectable heading combinations are shown in a loop.

Stop on desired heading combination.

Heading combinations

Information

Average

Trip meter T1 + Meter reading

Average speed

  • Long press on RESET resets trip meter T1.

Instantaneous

Trip meter T2 + Meter reading

Distance to empty tank

  • Long press on RESET resets trip meter T2.

Instantaneous

Meter reading

kmh<>mph

kmh<>mph - see section "Digital speed display".

No trip computer information.

This option extinguishes all three trip computer displays - it also marks the beginning/end of the loop.

          

The combined instrument panel's heading combination for the trip computer can be changed to another option at any time during the journey. Proceed as follows:

Turn the thumbwheel - stop on the desired heading.


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