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Old 12-29-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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is it possible to convert metric to imperial?

im in canada which means my brz uses the metric system (ie km). i want to move to the US in tue near future, is it possible that the dealer can reprogram my car to use imperial system? (ie miles). i know i can change the speedometer to mile per hr but everything else is still in km. for example the odometer is km. i dont want to sell my brz when i move to US.
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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There should be 3 buttons to the left of the gauge cluster, and one of them should give you the option to change to Mi.
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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There should be 3 buttons to the left of the gauge cluster, and one of them should give you the option to change to Mi.
That only changes the digital speed display, it doesn't change the odometer or trip counters...
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:53 PM   #4
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You'd sell the car over that? It's not illegal.
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You could always just get really good at multiplying things by .62.
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You could always just get really good at multiplying things by .62.
Hahaha: this.

Don't sell your BRZ. It will love it over here where you can speed without having your car impounded and auctioned off by the state.
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Imperial sucks; stick with metric.
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You could always just get really good at multiplying things by .62.
But that won't work for mpg...
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im in canada which means my brz uses the metric system (ie km). i want to move to the US in tue near future, is it possible that the dealer can reprogram my car to use imperial system? (ie miles). i know i can change the speedometer to mile per hr but everything else is still in km. for example the odometer is km. i dont want to sell my brz when i move to US.
Yes. The speedo and odo are electronic and can be programmed. How much? Who knows?

Since the Canadian used car prices will be higher than US prices you should just sell here and buy again in the US though.
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i would want to bring the car over to US and drive it there and i have no problem with that, but i'm worried that when it comes the time to sell the car in the US, no one would want to buy it because the odometer/trip meter etc are all in metric.
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I'd take Suberman's advice.
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i'm worried that when it comes the time to sell the car in the US, no one would want to buy it because the odometer/trip meter etc are all in metric.
When I moved to the US from Calgary we brought my 1989 Supra Turbo and my wife's 1994 Camry (both Canadian model vehicles with speedo and odo in km, just to be clear).

I had no problem selling the Supra a couple of years later. When I advertised it I listed the converted mileage (i.e. I did the conversion from km to mi and listed the mi). When someone called about the car I told them it was a Canadian vehicle with the odo in km but in the ad I'd converted it.

We sold my wife's Camry just a couple of years ago and didn't have any problem there either. I followed the same thing I did with the Supra. The buyer didn't seem to care.
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The analog speedometer is so useless I can't remember the last time I noticed it was there.

Does the US analog version have kloms on it? So little attention paid.
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Typically speaking, no this cannot be reprogrammed. You'd have to buy a USA speedometer.

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