Dismiss Notice
Hi Guest. If you're not subscribing to us on YouTube yet, you're missing out on car news and reviews. Subscribe to our channel to get notified when we post new videos.

Digital Speedo

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk5 (2008-2017)' started by camelspyyder, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. camelspyyder

    camelspyyder 2 SEAT-er

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2014
    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    122
    On the Toledo Mk4 VCDS (or Carista) can be used to enable a big digital MPH display on the maxidot.

    I want to do this to our Ibiza as well.

    Has anybody already done this on the Ibiza?
     
  2. camelspyyder

    camelspyyder 2 SEAT-er

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2014
    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    122
    Cheap Ibiza I have with no maxidot.

    However, I have added a digital speedo to the MFD on it :)
     
  3. 306Chris

    306Chris Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    1
    Is this where it displays KPH in the digital display when moving?

    Has anyone managed to change this? I can change country / region etc but has anyone had any joy>?
     
  4. connorrickk

    connorrickk Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2015
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've seen this be done with VagCom to get the speed to display on the stereo head unit.
    Think the option is "Driving Instructor Mode" or something similar.
    Not sure if its what you're after but I guess that is one way of doing it!
     
  5. 306Chris

    306Chris Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    1
    I only have the Carista app so unable to make that change I don't think.

    I just wondered if you set the dash to an alternative region if it would display MPH digitally instead of KPH
     
  6. connorrickk

    connorrickk Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2015
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Been discussed here:
    seatcupra.net/ forums/showthread.php?t=422816&highlight=digital+speedo
    seatcupra.net/ forums/showthread.php?t=421426&highlight=digital+speedo
    So looks like it might be possible by changing the country, but not ENTIRELY legal... Off your own back then I guess ;)

    Excuse the spaces, Im not allowed to post links yet!
     
  7. zondaff

    zondaff Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    0
    They don't allow a digital read-out in MPH because the speedo itself does not include KPH with the MPH so it can be an MOT failure without the digital KPH readout.
     
  8. propane94

    propane94 Bearded Ginger

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    3
    As said above by zondaff, as the analogue speedo does not display in both MPH and KPH, changing the digital one from one to the other would be an MOT failure.
     
  9. camelspyyder

    camelspyyder 2 SEAT-er

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2014
    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    122
    How sharp eyed is your MOT tester? My missus is very pleased to have a useful digital mph display in the middle of the dash insted of a useless kph one.

    It took 20 seconds to activate with Carista.



    Change the country to Australia. Change all the units to Imperial. Step through the display options on maxidot and a new realtime mph is in there.


    Oh and once enabled its switchable back to kph in display options - without Carista, so you can change it for MoT inspection if you really want to.
     
    #9 camelspyyder, Jan 19, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2016
  10. 306Chris

    306Chris Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    1
    So Australia and imperial will give MPH, cool
    I'll try that, did you notice if it changed anything else? I know sometimes
    Changing the region can effect DRL / lighting operation too?
     
  11. camelspyyder

    camelspyyder 2 SEAT-er

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2014
    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    122
    Nope, I checked all the lights after changing the settings.

    I also enabled the useful Euro parking lights where you can have the sidelights on one side only when parked on dark streets - Like my Audi had way back in 1986!!
     
    #11 camelspyyder, Jan 20, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2016
  12. 306Chris

    306Chris Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2007
    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    1

    Cool, at the moment the parking light only works on the N/S what does the euro allow?
     
  13. propane94

    propane94 Bearded Ginger

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    3
    Mine has parking lights??

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
     
  14. MJ

    MJ Public transport abuser

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    5,517
    Likes Received:
    12
    I see no reason for a failure in the testing manual for the absence of kph on the dash cluster.
     
  15. propane94

    propane94 Bearded Ginger

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    3
    I have looking and it does not say explicitly, however it is UK legislation that all cars used from 01/04/1984 must be able to display speed in both mph and kph. This however does not apply if the car was first used before 01/10/1937
     
  16. MJ

    MJ Public transport abuser

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    5,517
    Likes Received:
    12
    legislation of build specs and mot regulations always differ slightly but without an actual, printed and clear reason for rejection in the manual stating the concern - no tester has the right to fail your car for it. only pass and advise.
     
  17. camelspyyder

    camelspyyder 2 SEAT-er

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2014
    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    122
    Either side depending on which side the kerb is when you park.

    And as for the MoT on the Toledo you can toggle the MPH KpH display (once activated with Carista) and even if you couldn't its a 60 second job to revert the dash to standard before the MoT.
     
    #17 camelspyyder, Jan 25, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2016
  18. cocadave

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Messages:
    835
    Likes Received:
    1
    Can this be done using VCDS?
     
  19. camelspyyder

    camelspyyder 2 SEAT-er

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2014
    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    122
    I believe so. I read discussions about it being done on Briskoda long before the Carista App was out there.

    In fact I think there is a sticky thread at the front of the Briskoda VCDS section about it.
     
  20. VeeFource

    VeeFource Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2014
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm guessing this can't be done on pre-maxidot mk5s if you have to cycle through display options?
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice