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Old 02-03-2007, 05:28 PM
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outside temp. gauge in dash

Can I change the in dash gauge from celcius to farenheit on my 1985 500 sel. It is such a pain trying to tell what the temperature is. I don't see any where that i can change it. I am new to this car and would appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-03-2007, 05:44 PM
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you can't, your model comes with a fix temp reading/no conversion.
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:22 PM
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Well you can, but you would need to replace the display unit with a F one, but cool is right - there is no 'switch' do change the display.

They come up from time to time on ebay.

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The conversion is not that hard.

Just double the celsius readout and add 30. It will get you very close.


10X2=20

20+30=50
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Wow, thanks for that little conversion. I was wondering the same thing when I first bought my 85' 380SE. I of course was used to "F" readings, being here in the USA and wondered if there was some sort of way to easily change it over. I was hoping it would be as simple as the flick of a switch, like it was on my old 92' Buick.

I have about got used to it though being in Celsius.

You will get used to it after awhile. The little info that "brewtoo" listed is very helpful.


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The conversion is not that hard.

Just double the celsius readout and add 30. It will get you very close.


10X2=20

20+30=50
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:57 AM
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Thanks.

Thanks to all. I got it now. Double celcius and add 30. That's cool. You guys (and gals) are great.
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:54 PM
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If you must have the degree F, look for one at the wreckers or on Ebay, then sell your degree C readout on the Canadian Ebay site.
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Understanding C as well as F will make you a more worldly person.
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:00 AM
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We know it! LOL.

Seriously, I have a question though.... lets say its a "negative" number.... like -5C. Would it be like this:
-5 X 2 = -10
-10 + 30 = 20 ?

I just wanted to make sure I was doing that negative properly. Seems like it is.


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