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Old 11-01-2016   #1
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Can't see spedo

Can't see spedo steering wheel in the way .I would like digital spedo I seen it on a 500l lounge model just spook to fiat main dealer he does not know if available on our pop star model can someone help we love the car but this is crazy when you can't the spedo . Mark from South Wales
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Re: Can't see spedo

Now funny enough I've recently owned two 14 plate 'LOUNGE' MPWs (see another post of mine if you want the full sob story of why!) The 1st definitely had digital speed indicator on the multi function display, but the one I have now doesn't. Could be a software update? I agree the speedo is somewhat obscured by the steering wheel -especially if you're fairly tall. By adjusting the rake and reach of the steering wheel it can be made better, but dies make the thing fell more 'bus like' to drive!
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Can't see spedo steering wheel in the way .I would like digital spedo I seen it on a 500l lounge model just spook to fiat main dealer he does not know if available on our pop star model can someone help we love the car but this is crazy when you can't the spedo . Mark from South Wales
Roberto Giolito or whoever oversaw the design must have spotted this
Typical Fiat and it is amazing that it obscures the 30 mph mark : I wonder if it is a mitigating factor when being prosecuted for speeding
I have a '14 Lounge but have never seen or been able to get the digital speedo display and I wonder if it is a myth - how do you activate it ?
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Hi I seen a 15plate 500L lounge in tesco car park spook to the owner he showed me digital speedo he said don't ask how to do it he can't even change the time on the clock lol.i will keep trying the dealers until I find someone who will help I will keep the forum updated.
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Re: Can't see spedo

It depends on the spec, have a nosey at the dealer and see what's what. Speedo units may not be interchangeable from one version to another however due to specs etc
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Yes, it IS difficult to see the 30mph mark on the speedo, as I found with my 2014 Popstar MPW. By adjusting the seat height, plus tilt of the steering column, I've been able to reach a reasonable compromise where, even as a six-footer, I can still get a reasonable view of the complete speedo. As has been said, Fiat have engineered a built in design fault, but as owners, we've just gotta work around it! No idea if the digital speedo is an option on my car, probably not, but I can live with it.
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Re: Can't see spedo

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It depends on the spec, have a nosey at the dealer and see what's what. Speedo units may not be interchangeable from one version to another however due to specs etc
https://www.fiatforum.com/500l/42168...gone-away.html
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Pressing the trip button on the end of the wiper stalk switches between different displays but not all versions have the speedometer in the display
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AHAA!!
With the ignition on, but engine not running, hit the SET button on the dash. Then you can navigate through the settings menu on the binnacle (NOT the 5" screen). one of the options is First Page. This lets you change what the 1st page is on this display.

By default it's date & time, but you can change it to show current speed either in MPH or KPH.

You'd have thought your dealerships would have known this - but my experience of FIAT dealership thus far has been abysmal so perhaps to be expected.
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AHAA!!
With the ignition on, but engine not running, hit the SET button on the dash. Then you can navigate through the settings menu on the binnacle (NOT the 5" screen). one of the options is First Page. This lets you change what the 1st page is on this display.

By default it's date & time, but you can change it to show current speed either in MPH or KPH.

You'd have thought your dealerships would have known this - but my experience of FIAT dealership thus far has been abysmal so perhaps to be expected.
Just tried no luck on the menu I only got Reset Tyres, Passenger Airbag, Service, Buzzer Volume, Speed Beep, Dimmer but no First Page option.Thanks for trying to help I'll keep trying Fiat dealers might speak to someone who is interested lol
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Re: Can't see spedo

I found it annoying at first not being able to see the speedo fully but I have managed to set the steering wheel in a way that I can just about see all of it, I need to tilt my head ever so slightly if I want to see fully but I have just gotten used to that and now I don't think about it.


I will have to have a look at my system as I am not sure there has ever been an option to have MPH show up on the screen. I know that the previous models you could set that on the display but they were replaced. I guess it might depend what "15 Year" plate you saw.


I am sure I have gone through all the options with mine and found nothing to show a digital MPH


Not sure if this will show the correct manual for the year of the car but stick your reg here without spaces (mine shows the updated display, but again it might just be a general one these days)


http://aftersales.fiat.com/elum/Home...&id_language=2
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Re: Can't see spedo

I have a 63 plate lounge when it was last serviced it had a software update, i now have first page option.
Sad to here the news about Stu. just found out such a nice bloke.
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Pressing the trip button on the end of the wiper stalk switches between different displays but not all versions have the speedometer in the display
At 6'4" I can't see the speedo unless I'm going over 100 mph. I had to go into settings to set mph and then by hitting the button on the wiper stalk got the speed to show digitally. Much better.
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I guess it's alright if you have that as an option lol. Over the time I have had mine I have just got used to it now so I don't even think about what I'm doing to look at the speedo
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AHAA!!
With the ignition on, but engine not running, hit the SET button on the dash. Then you can navigate through the settings menu on the binnacle (NOT the 5" screen). one of the options is First Page. This lets you change what the 1st page is on this display.

By default it's date & time, but you can change it to show current speed either in MPH or KPH.

You'd have thought your dealerships would have known this - but my experience of FIAT dealership thus far has been abysmal so perhaps to be expected.
Eureka, it worked on my trekking, thanks.

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