kph to mph on audi s3 (8v) imported car

martin bell

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Can dash set up be changed on a 2015 S3 (8V) imported car I have just purchased and mileage and trip is in Kilometers but I need it changed to MPH ...….also my sat nav is saying its in japan but I live in UK
 

Adam14

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Should have an option in settings for units preference (mph Vs kph)

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martin bell

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yes you can change to mph on consumption through set up mmi but its still set on kph on odometer and trip(also fuel range)…...strange??
 

RichardT

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I bet you’d need a new SD card for the nav. That and setup by a dealer would be quite expensive - maybe better to get a third party satnav (eg Garmin etc). Some find them better anyway. Or use Google maps on a phone.
 

martin bell

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I bet you’d need a new SD card for the nav. That and setup by a dealer would be quite expensive - maybe better to get a third party satnav (eg Garmin etc). Some find them better anyway. Or use Google maps on a phone.
looks like it not going to be easy fix that I was expecting, it has a few import faults like the mph setting sat nav and also radio does not tune in I can only get bbc2 grrrrrrr
 

Ormesome

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i think you might have problems with this as the Miles/UK version of the speedo comes with KM but the EU/Km one doesnt. Im not sure on the law but i know that the EU requires the speedo to read KM and not only the digital display. The fact that the UK speedo comes with both covers it. Have you had it officially imported yet? Mot'd etc...?

As others have said, settings and then Units I think.
 

martin bell

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i think you might have problems with this as the Miles/UK version of the speedo comes with KM but the EU/Km one doesnt. Im not sure on the law but i know that the EU requires the speedo to read KM and not only the digital display. The fact that the UK speedo comes with both covers it. Have you had it officially imported yet? Mot'd etc...?

As others have said, settings and then Units I think.
Yes has been imported in January this year and has been mot, the dials read in mph as does the fuel consumption it is just the odometer that needs changed to mph now its reading 96000km but should be 59000miles, I think it will need software updates for the sat nav and radio to change to uk from japan???
 

Ormesome

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Yes has been imported in January this year and has been mot, the dials read in mph as does the fuel consumption it is just the odometer that needs changed to mph now its reading 96000km but should be 59000miles, I think it will need software updates for the sat nav and radio to change to uk from japan???

when you say the dials do you mean digital? odometer as in the total mileage should be digital. when i change my car to KM or miles it changes everything, speed, distance and the car's mileage. Sat Nav will prob be an SD card from Audi, radio not sure.
 

martin bell

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the clocks are in mph its the digital display I cant change the only thing I can change in set up mmi is the consumption to mph not the trip and odometer that stays in kph unless im doing something wron
 

no_idea

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the clocks are in mph its the digital display I cant change the only thing I can change in set up mmi is the consumption to mph not the trip and odometer that stays in kph unless im doing something wron
Not sure on your model but I know on others it has to be done with VCDS as a coding change. The radio may need a UK module as it may be different to the one you have. Ask one of the site sponsors who do coding, I am sure they will advise you.

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B5NUT

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VCDS Map User
For about 12 years... It's really not that difficult and it's nothing to do with programming, and there are plenty of tutorials on youtube & ross-tech website, you will soon pick it up. Having a diagnostic tool like VCDS is well worth the money and will save you far more than the cost of the cable.
 

Scooby.Doo

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Hi

I think your gonna need a new instrument cluster with MPH (you can get this from eBay for about £70-100) and then use VCDS to code it to your imported car. But there’s more to this as if I’m not mistaken you will also have to code the key with the immobiliser which is part of the instrument cluster.

Or you could get a S3 dial conversion kit from this website called www.kmp-mph.co.uk

Hope that helps you out bud.
 

Ormesome

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Still don’t understand why the option isn’t in the MMI settings. My A3 and Q2 has the option to change everything to either Miles or Kms. A3 was UK car and Q2 is EU car.
 

msdmjb

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I can easily do it from my UK bought but LHD EU spec 2014 S3 via MMI...........would be surprising if Audi had different logic rather than just config depending on where the car was bought.
 

Ormesome

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I can easily do it from my UK bought but LHD EU spec 2014 S3 via MMI...........would be surprising if Audi had different logic rather than just config depending on where the car was bought.

Yep me too. 2014 UK RHD A3 could do it from miles to KPH with everything reading KMS. My current 2018 LHD Q2 can do it all to miles from KM as it has the virtual cockpit. A3 could obviously not change the analogue dials to KMS but UK cars have it written in smaller numbers so was fine.

Unless there is some sort of Japanese regulation that specifies this cannot be changed.
 

martin bell

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I have managed to convert kilometres to miles using VCD's but i am still struggling to find out codes for UK radio frequency's and EU sat nav, has anyone done this before or is it a case of changing MMI unit ??
 

Aky9044

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Did you have to do anything else or did you just use a vcds? To change it from kilometres to miles?
because I’m having the same issue
Also did you manage to change the sat nav? And radio frequency?
 
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