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I hear that outside of the U.S. the trip computer includes a function whereby you can see how fast you're driving. The display actually shows the MPH number. For the U.S. model, that function appears to be turned off - I think that's what the manual says. It's available in Canada, but not in the U.S.<p>I don't have the trip computer installed, but when I do, I'd like to see that speed function. Can Volvo dealers turn on the function, like they were able to turn on the "All Windows Down" function? Or is there a missing hardware piece in U.S. versions (yes, of course, I'll need to replace the lever, but apart from that?)?<p>jetcat33
 

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Re: Trip computer and speed indicator in U.S. models (jetcat33)

Do you mean you can see the current speed via the trip computer (as opposed to the regular speedometer)? My trip computer displays average speed, but I can't imagine why I'd want to see my current speed on the trip computer... I mean the speedometer does a great job at that already.<br>
 

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Re: Trip computer and speed indicator in U.S. models (GoBigRed)

Yes, my trip computer diplays the actual speed I'm travelling, but in MPH, not km/h like my regular speedo. Kind of an odd feature, until I travel south of the border. <p> Al
 

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Re: Trip computer and speed indicator in U.S. models (Al Canuck)

<br>Here's a trick: <I>use the average display</I>.<p>Roll the display to show average speed, then hold the reset button. The display will show the actual speed, for that instant. Kind of fun!<p>I think the mph display on Canadian-spec models is a safety thing, because they come with metric speedos but may drive in non-metric regulatory domains. The manual says only those cars have the feature, I don't think it's enabled in euro models.<p>Personally, I find any display distracting and I set mine to be blank until I need its information. Besides, it's partially obscured by the steering wheel for me, as I'm tall enough to make it an issue. The XC90 (and other P2s) is better because the display is at the bottom.<p>Tom.
 

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Re: Trip computer and speed indicator in U.S. models (tmtalpey)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tmtalpey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think the mph display on Canadian-spec models is a safety thing, because they come with metric speedos but may drive in non-metric regulatory domains.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't have the trip computer, and the speed dial doesn't show MPH. It's a pain when I go south of the border...have to constantly divide my speed by 1.6... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Trip computer and speed indicator in U.S. models (Pez)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pez</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I don't have the trip computer, and the speed dial doesn't show MPH. It's a pain when I go south of the border...have to constantly divide my speed by 1.6... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Maybe Volvo should have thrown in a calculator. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Trip computer and speed indicator in U.S. models (Pez)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pez</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't have the trip computer, and the speed dial doesn't show MPH. It's a pain when I go south of the border...have to constantly divide my speed by 1.6...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Right - it's a trip computer function, so not present without it. So, your speedo doesn't have extra hash marks for mph? The US ones have an inner kph dial, I'm surprised by this.<p>US dial:<br><IMG SRC="http://apps.volvocars.us/ownersdocs/2005/2005_S40/IMAGES/pg40.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Tom.
 

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Re: Trip computer and speed indicator in U.S. models (dneal)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dneal</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Maybe Volvo should have thrown in a calculator. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Haha I guess I have three options if I plan on driving in the US more...<p>1) Shell out the $$$ and get a trip computer<br>2) Ask Volvo for a calculator<br>3) Hope that the US changes to metric<p>Seriously, isn't there a regulation somewhere that says speedos have to show both KM/H and MPH? Maybe I have a case against Volvo to get a free trip computer upgrade? Any thoughts?<p>For the skeptics...gotta admit that the dial is very clean tho.<p><IMG SRC="http://public.houstoncheng.ca/swedespeed/IMG_2756.JPG" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Trip computer and speed indicator in U.S. models (Pez)

My two cents:<p>Imported a US V70-R into Canada a couple of months ago. First trip to dealership, asked them to change digital readouts (odometer/trip odometer/outside temp/trip computer) to metric. Dealership told me they could change trip computer, but not odometer/trip odometer/outside temp - I'd have to swap out the entire instrument cluster @ over $2K!!!<p>So now I've got a metric trip computer but US everything else. So, Pez, consider yourself lucky if all you ever have to do is divide your speedo reading by 1.6 everytime you're in the States. Because I reset the trip odometer (in miles) every time I fill up and use the "km to empty" function on the trip computer, I'm constantly having to convert "km to empty" to miles to make sure I don't run out of gas. And if you think dividing speedo reading by 1.6 is a hassle, try converting the fahrenheit outside temp. reading to celsius (for those who are interested, you subtract 32 from the fahrenheit reading and divide the difference by 1.8) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Suffice it to say I'd be happy to swap my US spec instrument cluster for CDN for anybody relocating south and taking their P2 with them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Trip computer and speed indicator in U.S. models (canuck-R)

<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Thanks for your replies. I was busy installing fogs, aluminum trim, and the all-important cargo box in the truck <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>jetcat33
 

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Re: Trip computer and speed indicator in U.S. models (Pez)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pez</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>Seriously, isn't there a regulation somewhere that says speedos have to show both KM/H and MPH? Maybe I have a case against Volvo to get a free trip computer upgrade? Any thoughts?<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>There probably are regulations governing speedos...for example in the U.S. for a period of time, the regulations stated the maximum speed would be (I think) 85, and that 55 MPH was to be clearly marked (the federal maximum speed limit at the time). I would imagine that Volvo would keep up with these regs.<p><br>
 
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