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Old 02-23-2004, 01:25 PM   #1
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Speed readout in instrument cluster

Is there a way to get the current speed to readout in the instrument cluster in a 2000 S500?
It was mentioned to me , but I can't find anything in the menu to do that.
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Old 02-23-2004, 02:13 PM   #2
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Is there a way to get the current speed to readout in the instrument cluster in a 2000 S500?
It was mentioned to me , but I can't find anything in the menu to do that.
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I actually asked this too when we were delivered our car, but it seems like it's only available on the w203's.
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my '03 will do it.

select mileage window then sub-menu scroll to speed.
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my '03 will do it.

select mileage window then sub-menu scroll to speed.
guess that's a new feature they implented on the S-Class later...oh well.
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The digital speed readout on the S Class was not avaialble until the 2002 model year.
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My 2000 S500 will.
In mph and km/h
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geez - seems like a purely software thing, y'know? maybe your dealer can "upgrade" your car to hte latest and greatest?

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it depends on geography. many 2000 S500s in Dubai for example have push button start.
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My 2000 S430 needed the speedometer replaced around 43k miles under warranty. After the replacement, I noticed a digitial speedometer reading so I guess I gained an extra feature.
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In my 2005 S500 I can use the arrow key to display the digital speedo however everytime I turn the car off and get back in the mileage display comes back up and I have scroll to get the the digital speedo again. Does anyone know if there is a way to "lock" the MPH display so that each time I start the car I dont have to change the diplay?
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In my 2005 S500 I can use the arrow key to display the digital speedo however everytime I turn the car off and get back in the mileage display comes back up and I have scroll to get the the digital speedo again. Does anyone know if there is a way to "lock" the MPH display so that each time I start the car I dont have to change the diplay?
That you cannot. Only the main menu items will stay when the car is turned on. the speed display is a submenu.
There is no way to make it a main menu item either.
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my 01 has it...well it didnt before but when the dealer did the recall on it last year it came up in the mileage window....
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Speed Readout

Gentlemen,

The speed readout came about in the '02 model (facelift) it is actually a function of the instrument cluster as the software was updated. If you get a cluster for the 02 year onwards, and program it to your car - you will have the same feature appear too!

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I have a 2000 S500. I just had the instrument cluster replaced (under warrenty) and the new cluster has the speed setting. It was a new "universal" cluster.
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