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Hi all, waited since June for my new F56, received it today...love it
This is my third Mini in six years!!!.....on a test drive in June of a 2014 cuz 2015 were not out yet, I asked the salesperson if the KM/MPH digital could be displayed like my other Mini's...sure he said....so he pushed a button and up came the digital display of the KM / hr as I was driving. The gauge also has permanent display in Analog form......so today when I received my car, they went over everything me. I knew I had another question there before I left.....so I could not remember at the exact time...information overload.....then I left and drove away. I got a coffee down the road and while driving I told not see what my current exact speed was. Only in the analog form.....so I then drove back to the dealer...asked my delivery specialist the question....she played around with my settings....after 5 min. She gave up...We tried together the "BC" button....all that came up was the Engine Temp.....then she called the sales manager who was my initial salesperson before he was promoted....he was the one that showed it to me on the demo...he still says that it came be done. He then tried all sorts of things. No help...so he tells me that the car has to go to service and reprogrammed to have the digital KM displayed.....I said I didn't have the time right now, but if they could look into it, and get back to me with a fix, I would appreciate it...no problem....so here is the answer....in Canada if you order the Essentials Package which includes Heated Seats and Sun Roof, you loose the Digital KM / hr read out......I said nobody brought this to my attention...I said it is impossible to drive around reading the very small analog numbers, I can't !!!! Who would order and drive a car this way ? Either Iam going to drive to slow or too fast and get a speeding ticket, take your pick. All cars built today from the cheapest to the most expensive ALL have a digital KM / MPH readout display, except me and my car because nobody brought this to my attention. A serious issue.
Anyone facing this issue, and what was the fix...I am told by Corp that this issue can't be done after the car was made....anyone ???? Thanks for your input and time to read my story.
 

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Hi Hotrunner! The cars looks beautiful! I can be semi-helpful. When I picked up my car, I didn't have the digital speedometer either. When my husband was driving the car, using his key fob, suddenly it was there. So it is possible. I don't know how or why, but it was there. When I went back to my key fob, it disappeared again and I haven't figured out how to make it reappear. So the good news is it's possible. I just don't know how! (I have the essentials package).

Congratulations on the new wheels and happy driving!
 

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Hi Hotrunner! The cars looks beautiful! I can be semi-helpful. When I picked up my car, I didn't have the digital speedometer either. When my husband was driving the car, using his key fob, suddenly it was there. So it is possible. I don't know how or why, but it was there. When I went back to my key fob, it disappeared again and I haven't figured out how to make it reappear. So the good news is it's possible. I just don't know how! (I have the essentials package).

Congratulations on the new wheels and happy driving!
Hi Wheee!.......many thanks for your good wishes and valuable input. It is good to know that I am not going crazy. It appears customers like you know a lot more than the info given to me today. I went over my owners manual, and it appears that some software was not fully loaded in my car. It appears that the
"Instr. cluster display" option is not available under "Settings" in order to "Select the desired displays."....the car will have to go back to the dealer for this. I will wait to hear from the dealer before taking it in. They are supposed to get back to with an answer and hopefully it will validate what I have found out as mentioned. Many thanks again, it is really appreciated....!!!!!!!
 

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I think you can turn this and other functions that can be displayed (e.g. Date, average speed etc.) on and off using the options available for the instrument cluster.

If you have the control wheel down by the handbrake go in using options > settings > .... And find the options to tick to display them.

Oops - just realised the previous post says much the same.
 

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Hi Hotrunner! The cars looks beautiful! I can be semi-helpful. When I picked up my car, I didn't have the digital speedometer either. When my husband was driving the car, using his key fob, suddenly it was there. So it is possible. I don't know how or why, but it was there. When I went back to my key fob, it disappeared again and I haven't figured out how to make it reappear. So the good news is it's possible. I just don't know how! (I have the essentials package).

Congratulations on the new wheels and happy driving!
To answer your question why it works with your husband and not for you.
If you use your key fob independently of your husband's then the car is programmed different for each user as defined by the key fob. So, in this case, it sounds like when your husband uses his fob, you are getting the digital speed display. When you use yours, it is not visible ?... In that case, use your fob, and by using the "bc" button you and scroll through the menus to have this activated and constantly displayed each and evey time you are driving with your fob. I hope this makes sense ?....good luck ...hotrunner
 

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Is there a university offering a degree program in the operating of these little beauties? I think I need something to help me keep up! �� Good luck Hotrunner! Is your car moonwalk grey? It's a lovely colour.
 

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Is there a university offering a degree program in the operating of these little beauties? I think I need something to help me keep up! �� Good luck Hotrunner! Is your car moonwalk grey? It's a lovely colour.
I TOTALLY agree with your statement........"Is there a university offering a degree program in the operating of these little beauties?"......The car is so complex comparing it to 2nd Gen. It truly is a very sophisticated masterpiece. Something that Da Davinci would have created. The ride is amazing. The fit and finish is superb. Sitting is luxurious and very comfortable. The engine is a technological advancement. If I close my eyes, I feel like I am sitting and driving in a BMW. It is the WOW Factor many times over. yes the colour is correct, Moonwalk Grey..thanks.....what color did you get ?
 

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Hotrunner,
Angib is correct. There is a button on the end of the turn signal stalk. Every time you push it the display will change to another display. Push it several times until a small mph displays. After about 5 seconds the small digital mph becomes big. It goes away when you are in green mode unless you push the button on the turn signal stalk and scroll through the different displays. I also goes away when you set the cruise control but again, you can push the button on the turn signal stalk and get it back. I hope that helps.
 

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Hotrunner,
Angib is correct. There is a button on the end of the turn signal stalk. Every time you push it the display will change to another display. Push it several times until a small mph displays. After about 5 seconds the small digital mph becomes big. It goes away when you are in green mode unless you push the button on the turn signal stalk and scroll through the different displays. I also goes away when you set the cruise control but again, you can push the button on the turn signal stalk and get it back. I hope that helps.
Thank you !!!!.....it appears that the "bc" button and current software configuration as set up PDI was done incorrect. At the dealer two people tried and me to engage the "bc" button. All that comes up is the Engine Temp. It will not scroll through any menus for any display setup config. I am aware of what this "bc" button can do because of my prior 2008 car and my current 2013 Coupe. It works there, but not on my 2015. How can I get this car brad new and have this issue. Doesn't anyone check this before delivery ? After all I am paying for PDI to make sure everything is working before delivery, am I not? Back to the dealer it goes.....THANK YOU ALL !!!!
 

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Here is the latest. The on-board computer is an option for the LOADED PACKAGE. Without this you will not be able to have the KM/hr displayed.
In my case, I didn't buy (not made aware of this. Standard on my 2008 & 2013) the Loaded Package, therefor I will not be able to have the digital KM/hr displayed. Anyone else having this issue or am I sold BS ?
 

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Hi Hotrunner! The cars looks beautiful! I can be semi-helpful. When I picked up my car, I didn't have the digital speedometer either. When my husband was driving the car, using his key fob, suddenly it was there. So it is possible. I don't know how or why, but it was there. When I went back to my key fob, it disappeared again and I haven't figured out how to make it reappear. So the good news is it's possible. I just don't know how! (I have the essentials package).

Congratulations on the new wheels and happy driving!
Wheee!.......did you or husband purchase the LOADED PACKAGE ?...I am told now, (story keeps on changing) that without the Loaded Package you will not get the digital KM/hr displayed. ??? Thanks !
 

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Wheee!.......did you or husband purchase the LOADED PACKAGE ?...I am told now, (story keeps on changing) that without the Loaded Package you will not get the digital KM/hr displayed. ??? Thanks !
For what it's worth, I have a 2014 with Loaded package and the digital KM display works. I am shocked that if it is as you say, this is not a standard feature. When I picked up my car I was surprised that the voice dial function was only included in a tech package that wasn't on my car (it was on my previous MINI). MINI could do a better job describing what is and isn't included. You shouldn't have to hunt through a spec sheet for everything that ISN'T included. Leaving out little things like this is just annoying. Both of these features can be found in an entry level Hyundai Sonata.

Hope they do something for you.
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Hotrunner, I do have the loaded package on my beautiful Blazing Red S. I just drove home from work and am still floating on my happy Mini cloud!
Very nice color....love the red.....when I drive my Mini I am always :)
Not today or yesterday with the issue that I am facing....happy motoring and enjoy.....:):)
 

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For what it's worth, I have a 2014 with Loaded package and the digital KM display works. I am shocked that if it is as you say, this is not a standard feature. When I picked up my car I was surprised that the voice dial function was only included in a tech package that wasn't on my car (it was on my previous MINI). MINI could do a better job describing what is and isn't included. You shouldn't have to hunt through a spec sheet for everything that ISN'T included. Leaving out little things like this is just annoying. Both of these features can be found in an entry level Hyundai Sonata.

Hope they do something for you.
Oost
Thank you
I just found that the On Board Computer is an option on the 2014 Justa. News to me, I did not know this. It was not the case on prior models. The On Board Computer was Standard Equipment on my 2008 & 2013 models. How do you think Mini was able to reduce the 2014 starting price by $4000 from the 2nd Gen 2013 ?? Cutbacks, but nobody pointed out what were the cutbacks. Very bad communication from sales. I will attach the options from Mini website, only listed as 2014 that shows what I am talking about.
 

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If its showing in Km/hr then it needs reprogramming for UK English. Mine is in miles per hour. You might be able to change it in your settings, but I don't think so.
 

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New Minis are Artificial Intelligence units. They will reveal their secrets when they are good and ready and when they deem you worthy. Like a well trained thorobred, they sense an inexperienced rider and will not cooperate until you learn your role and skills properly and you have earned their respect. Hal, a descendent of the original HAL 9000, has revealed a few of his secrets in my first two weeks with him, but it's clear he will do such on his own terms.

What's telling about your dilemma is that the dealer is as clueless as the new owner, though it's their daily business. You're not the first I've read that just can't get good answers or solutions on technical problems. Just where is the disconnect in their network between the engineers, management and the dealers? Obviously people designed and built these cars - why can't dealers get direct answers from them? Good luck with your mission; please keep us updated so we can all learn to live in harmony with these sentient beings!
 
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