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Hi guys I'm importing second generation 2011 3.5L Alphard and wanted to know if and how should I convert the odometer from kilometres to Miles? Part of me wants to keep it as original and install a secondary device to check speed. Some friend said it is a small chip install and integrate well to change speed display. Any expert opinion or expertise / experience to share? Many thanks 

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2 hours ago, Teekay said:

Hi guys I'm importing second generation 2011 3.5L Alphard and wanted to know if and how should I convert the odometer from kilometres to Miles? Part of me wants to keep it as original and install a secondary device to check speed. Some friend said it is a small chip install and integrate well to change speed display. Any expert opinion or expertise / experience to share? Many thanks 

 

On the Gen 1 vehicles there is a chip that converts your (digital) odometer to miles.

As the vehicle doesn't know, or care, what speed it is doing (in mph or km) there is a 'simple' fix of adding a mph dial over, or instead of, the kph one.

 

There is a thread on here, I feel sure, (or maybe YouTube) on how to do this.

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7 hours ago, Rojie said:

 

On the Gen 1 vehicles there is a chip that converts your (digital) odometer to miles.

As the vehicle doesn't know, or care, what speed it is doing (in mph or km) there is a 'simple' fix of adding a mph dial over, or instead of, the kph one.

 

There is a thread on here, I feel sure, (or maybe YouTube) on how to do this.

Thankyou Rojie. I'll check the car once it arrives if it is digital display or sticker can be added on top. I understand OBD scanner can be placed on dashboard and some GPS based speed calculator with overhead display. Chip if it is for gen 2 and is confirmed to be bullet proof long lasting option I'll go for it. Starting to study options. If car stays in km/h, will be super useful to drive in EU..bonus 🙂

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1 hour ago, Teekay said:

Thankyou Rojie. I'll check the car once it arrives if it is digital display or sticker can be added on top. I understand OBD scanner can be placed on dashboard and some GPS based speed calculator with overhead display. Chip if it is for gen 2 and is confirmed to be bullet proof long lasting option I'll go for it. Starting to study options. If car stays in km/h, will be super useful to drive in EU..bonus 🙂

 

The odometer will be digital, you need the correct chip to reduce the increments as you travel.

The 'stick on' speedo dial is just a 'card'. It is a passive device.

 

When I drove in Europe, not in an Alphie, I used a simple conversion sticker in the top right of the windscreen. About £5 from Halfords !

Depends where you van while spend most of its time.

 

If there is a chip for Gen 2, and I can't believe there isn't, it is a very professional approach.

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1 minute ago, Rojie said:

 

The odometer will be digital, you need the correct chip to reduce the increments as you travel.

The 'stick on' speedo dial is just a 'card'. It is a passive device.

 

When I drove in Europe, not in an Alphie, I used a simple conversion sticker in the top right of the windscreen. About £5 from Halfords !

Depends where you van while spend most of its time.

 

If there is a chip for Gen 2, and I can't believe there isn't, it is a very professional approach.

Thanks Rojie, your help is appreciated. I wonder if there are known / semi reputed chip fitters in and around London? Last thing I want to someone ruining the car..😑😀

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1 minute ago, Teekay said:

Thanks Rojie, your help is appreciated. I wonder if there are known / semi reputed chip fitters in and around London? Last thing I want to someone ruining the car..😑😀

 

My chip was fitted by the seller near Heathrow.

 

Send me a personal message for the contact.

I don't see why he couldn't help you.

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for the 2nd gen, i think I have something like this installed: https://www.ncs-systems.com/canm8-k2m-1072.html

I havent looked specifically at the electronic box behind my speedo, i had the existing odo reading also converted to the equivalent Miles, and that now increments in miles too, the dashboard eco readings are miles per litre too.

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