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post #61 of 112 (permalink) Old 26-08-2006, 20:29
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Total cost all in and fitted etc was 336 but i got a favor off dealer should have been aprox 400 all in , but i went for the most xpenisve one lol
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What is the part number of the instrument pack you've fitted? I suspect that I'll struggle to get this mod past the financial moderator (aka my wife) - but as you know I have a royal blue dash now, and blue instrument lighting would be rather nice. And I'd quite like to have the trip computer!!!

Five quid off eBay was a steal. I trust you put in your National Lottery numbers? It must have been your lucky day!!!
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lol i wish

the part number on the bill is

yac005000lnf

wil check the box tomorrow for you just incase
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Its Does Work

I have just brought a Instrument panel from a brakers along with the stalk plug it all in and presto it worked.

From the threads previous there is a error message on the re-setable trip meter, but apart from that is fine.

I ahve got now got average MPG(mind you I am supprised how low it has been on some trips), speed and distance travelled.

I phoned a local "Rover" garage and they have quoted me 65.00 for the setup with the testbook, to correct the error message, and low and behold my milage has dropped from 83K to 52K, I am not sure if that will be corrected with the testbook, but I will let you know as soon as I have had it done.

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good luck mate , i was under the impression tjhis isnt possable due to testbook locking out when it detects differant vin numbers on the light unit and dash but if you do manage it let us know , i hope your not just going to loose money ! keep us informed

the problem is the milage as earlier in the thread te basics work but getting the 2 parts to talk properly is not poss also it might be worth pointing out that i beleive if you do a certain amount of miles you origianl dash wont be accepted into the car again be carefull
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You V6 Guys must have some money to run your cars.


Have you changed your clock to the blue one as well?
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nah its called being mad i believe ! taht and not being able to get enough of the noise !
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and yes mate all blue now
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I have just brought a Instrument panel from a brakers along with the stalk plug it all in and presto it worked.

From the threads previous there is a error message on the re-setable trip meter, but apart from that is fine.

I ahve got now got average MPG(mind you I am supprised how low it has been on some trips), speed and distance travelled.

I phoned a local "Rover" garage and they have quoted me 65.00 for the setup with the testbook, to correct the error message, and low and behold my milage has dropped from 83K to 52K, I am not sure if that will be corrected with the testbook, but I will let you know as soon as I have had it done.

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My understanding is that it will work but the mileage and VIN will remain 'wrong' and will alert an error on testbook, i think the dealer can still make usual changes (so is not 'locked out') but cannot reset the mileage etc.
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Error Message

Just to let every one know,

I'v just taken my Rover 75 to a local garage (F.J Keen's in Battersea London) they were working on the car for over 1 hour and was NOT able to reset the doner instrument panel with my VIN number so I still have the Err message where the trip read should be. They have told me once it has been set up with the information you are not able to get it changed.

Has any one been able to reset the instruments?

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I seem to recall reading that there are 'BMW specialists' who are able to reset BMW IPKs - and therefore *may* be able to do the same for the Rover IPK - might be worth a search through the site and the world wide wait to see what you can find...
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I'm afraid they are correct - their software will not allow them to change this ...

I think such 'specialists' as mentioned above could probably do this, I even tried contacting a couple but they never replied and as I was uneasy about the dodginess of some of these I was relieved - and just bought a brand new IPK!!!
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Problem Solved (hopefully)

I have found a man that will come to you and reset the "Err" on the milage display.

http://www.dashboardprogramming.com/english.php

He is coming to me tomorrow so I will let you all know the outcome
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Will be interesting to hear your experience of this service - and how much it'll cost!
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Futher to my last message, the chap has been down and reset the Milage to the correct milage as per the old cluster, but I still have the "Err" showing, he has told me that it should correct its self within 100km when the two components "talk" to each other.

The cost was 80.00, but if this corrects the reading on the display, it will still be cheaper than replacing the Instrument cluster with a new one. I will let everyone know in a 100km's time.

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Futher to my last message, the chap has been down and reset the Milage to the correct milage as per the old cluster, but I still have the "Err" showing, he has told me that it should correct its self within 100km when the two components "talk" to each other.

The cost was 80.00, but if this corrects the reading on the display, it will still be cheaper than replacing the Instrument cluster with a new one. I will let everyone know in a 100km's time.

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Do let us know whether this happens or not! The other alternative being discussed on another thread is to swap the LCD mileometer display from your original IPK and swap it to your 'new' one...
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Futher to my last message, the chap has been down and reset the Milage to the correct milage as per the old cluster, but I still have the "Err" showing, he has told me that it should correct its self within 100km when the two components "talk" to each other.

The cost was 80.00, but if this corrects the reading on the display, it will still be cheaper than replacing the Instrument cluster with a new one. I will let everyone know in a 100km's time.

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Hi,
have you got his contact details and how far did he travel to you?
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Hello Mark,

The contact number is 07939 141371, he is based in Iford Essex, but I beleive that he will do the South East of England.

I did mention to him that there might be some intrest from the forum and he said he would be only too happy to do the work. This is only the 2nd Rover 75 he has done, he seems to mainly work on BMW's, but he does seem to know what he is doing. I did ask how much the kit he used was and he told me that it was 10,000, so I think he can do most things with the onboard computers


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Has the error message problem resolved yet tcfuk?
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Hello Rob,

Just completed a 120 mile trip and I still have the "Err" showing on the trip, so I will give the chap a ring on Monday. Will let you knowthe outcome.

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