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Old 06-03-2009   #1
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Flashing mileage solution

Luckily I haven't experienced the flashing mileage but I read many threads about it and it seems proxy alignment is a workaround but not a real solution. According to http://www.cinquecentisti.com/conten...etri-soluzione there is a software update (CD Flash 5.50.3 or later versions) for cars with chassis number higher than 165441. For the rest of the cars software will be released later.

If you speak Italian you can find many really up to date info on the mentioned site!

I hope this info will help you guys!

Official document
(no english version yet): http://www.cinquecentisti.com/documenti/56427.pdf

Update:
I just requested the English version of the document and it seems the guys are working on it so I hope we will have the docs soon in English!
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Re: Flasing mileage solution

Quote Originally Posted by csabaszalma View Post
Luckily I haven't experienced the flashing mileage but I read many threads about it and it seems proxy alignment is a workaround but not a real solution. According to http://www.cinquecentisti.com/conten...etri-soluzione there is a software update (CD Flash 5.50.3 or later versions) for cars with chassis number higher than 165441. For the rest of the cars software will be released later.

If you speak Italian you can find many really up to date info on the mentioned site!

I hope this info will help you guys!

Official document
(no english version yet): http://www.cinquecentisti.com/documenti/56427.pdf

Update:
I just requested the English version of the document and it seems the guys are working on it so I hope we will have the docs soon in English!

Excellent! I had a proxy alignment done on my car a few months ago, but a couple of weeks ago it started flashing again It is ok when you stop and restart the car, but it happends from time to time. I read your thread on cinquecentisti and looked at the pdf files but like you I did not understand anything. Hope they come up with an solution for us non Italian speaking people
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Re: Flashing mileage solution

I've only had this a few times, and each time it's because I've put the key in and simply turned it straight round to start the engine. Now I'm in the habit of turning the ignition on, fastening the seatbelt, then starting the engine and I've not had the mileage flash.

Sometime its easier to adapt your behaviour than fix the problem.
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I'm in the habit of turning the ignition on, fastening the seatbelt, then starting the engine.
That's what I do - never had a problem...
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Re: Flashing mileage solution

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Update:
I just requested the English version of the document and it seems the guys are working on it so I hope we will have the docs soon in English!
This info has been available to dealers for a long time (and your recall post) in English
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This info has been available to dealers for a long time (and your recall post) in English
How long has it been out? My chassis falls in the recall range but it hasn't been recalled. Perhaps sorted prior to sale (if the info was available before then)?
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This info has been available to dealers for a long time
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This info has been available to dealers for a long time (and your recall post) in English
It seems nobody knows this info even though it is available for a "long time". As I mentioned my car is not affected but usually I share every important info with this community because you guys are so great not like in Hungary... Our community is so small contains 3 people only even though we have around 400 new cinq in Hungary but usually the owners are young rich kids and they know nothing about their cars. The other group of people who bought the 500 are "chicks". They have the cinq because it's so "cute" and that's it!!
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So If I see a new info somewhere else I will share you guys because you have the biggest and strongest community in the world (of course the Italian guys have bigger community but I don't speak even a word in Italian ).
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Re: Flashing mileage solution

Reason why certain forum members dont put this info on a public forum is because of the copyright.
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Re: Flashing mileage solution

Quote Originally Posted by brimbling View Post
I've only had this a few times, and each time it's because I've put the key in and simply turned it straight round to start the engine. Now I'm in the habit of turning the ignition on, fastening the seatbelt, then starting the engine and I've not had the mileage flash.

Sometime its easier to adapt your behaviour than fix the problem.
That is also what I do, but, I can be travelling along and it will start flashing so the problem is not purely to do with the way you start the car.


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That's what I do - never had a problem...
Never had a problem at all or haven't had the problem since you began using this method?
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Re: Flashing mileage solution

Ive had the flashy mileage a couple of times but Ive always been a strong proponent of the "wait until the car has done its thang and all the lights have gone out" method and I haven't had a flash in ages. Mrs Notts has and she assures me that she waited the requisite time, but I think the car just doesn't like her
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Re: Flashing mileage solution

same for me in the diesel, just wait until the glow plug light goes out and never a problem
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Re: Flashing mileage solution

Only had it happen twice in over 6000 miles, and both a result of my phone.
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Re: Flashing mileage solution

Mine is possibly to do with Media Player as if my mileage is flashing it stops when it changes track and the song title is on the display. Mind you it carries on as soon as the title disappears.
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