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    Guys,

    I posted this to another forum by mistake .. but my bimmers battery went down and the odometer now says 999999. I disconnected the battery overnight but this made no difference .. any ideas?

    <OK - THIS IS WHAT THE GUY I BOUGHT THE CAR FROM TOLD ME!!>

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    Is this any help? Read terminal R as ignition on or off

    Total odometer reading
    Display of the total distance covered is a component part of the LC display. The current mileage is indicated on the display as of terminal R "ON". At terminal R "OFF" the mileage can be displayed by pressing the trip odometer reset button for approx. 25 seconds after the button has been released. The unit of distance (km/miles) dependent on the coded country-specific version is displayed between the total odometer and the trip odometer. The total distance is made available in the form of a telegram on the body bus (K-bus .

    The total distance is stored in the instrument cluster and in the light check module (LCM ). "999999" is displayed as the total distance if the instrument cluster cannot read the total distance and it cannot be determined by way of the light check module (LCM ).
     
     

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    i'd say the that the LCM has buggered. get the codes checked mate but as Gildersol has said, the cluster only displays the mileage, its stored in the LCM and the electrical systems are prone to funny business with power outages.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gildersol View Post
    Is this any help? Read terminal R as ignition on or off

    Total odometer reading
    Display of the total distance covered is a component part of the LC display. The current mileage is indicated on the display as of terminal R "ON". At terminal R "OFF" the mileage can be displayed by pressing the trip odometer reset button for approx. 25 seconds after the button has been released. The unit of distance (km/miles) dependent on the coded country-specific version is displayed between the total odometer and the trip odometer. The total distance is made available in the form of a telegram on the body bus (K-bus .

    The total distance is stored in the instrument cluster and in the light check module (LCM ). "999999" is displayed as the total distance if the instrument cluster cannot read the total distance and it cannot be determined by way of the light check module (LCM ).


    OK this sounds like super info but I've no idea what read terminal R means .. can you elaborate a bit .. sorry .. I'm very new to BMW's .. I've only had it a few days!!! .. i will hold the odometer trip button for 25 seconds and let you know what happens ..

    Surely a power outage wouldnt kill the LCM! .. how odd .. can it be replaced?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gildersol View Post
    Is this any help? Read terminal R as ignition on or off
    Total odometer reading
    Display of the total distance covered is a component part of the LC display. The current mileage is indicated on the display as of terminal R "ON". At terminal R "OFF" the mileage can be displayed by pressing the trip odometer reset button for approx. 25 seconds after the button has been released. The unit of distance (km/miles) dependent on the coded country-specific version is displayed between the total odometer and the trip odometer. The total distance is made available in the form of a telegram on the body bus (K-bus .

    The total distance is stored in the instrument cluster and in the light check module (LCM ). "999999" is displayed as the total distance if the instrument cluster cannot read the total distance and it cannot be determined by way of the light check module (LCM ).
    Terminal R on is ignition in position 1 or 2
    Terminal R off is ignition off

    This bit...the mileage can be displayed by pressing the trip odometer reset button for approx. 25 seconds after the button has been released.

    Not sure if this means you have to press and release the button, then press it for 25 secs.

    Don't know what you'll get from this but if a proper mileage is shown then you would know it's still stored.
     
     

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    ok i'll try that .. holding the trip for 25 secs did nothing .. when i held the control for 25 secs it said something like 'test 1 check'
     
     

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    Guys,

    Still havent fixed it!. I disconnected the battery overnight, but still no joy ..

    Just sent the car for a diagnostic and the guy was saying that they need to send the dash to their 'dashboard people' to get it fixed!!

    The plonkers didnt give me any codes, just said the device reported that the battery went dead!

    Anyway, if I could figure out where the LCM is I guess I could get it replaced with a used one and then get the mileage adjusted .. sounds like a plan?

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    when it went into TEST mode you should have removed your finger from the button, the dash would have then performed a self test, and at one point should display the mileage.
     
     

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    OK, great! I'll do this ASAP .. later today .. and get back .. do you have any documentation on what those buttons do and how I can use them to do chec ks, etc?
     
     

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    it did not show the mileage ;o( .. heres something i dug up .. what the results are and what they mean .. any idea how i can check an ike or lcm? from the dashboard?

    Test 1: Vehicle specific data
    1.0 12345 VIN
    1.1 4812 Body number
    6_1.2 834762 Part number of cluster
    1.3 010203 Coding/Diagnosis/Bus index
    1.4 3495 Manufacturing data (calender week/year
    1.5 04_600 Hardware/software number of cluster
    3_1.6 415_06 Injection status, number of cylinders, engine factor
     
     

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