Function of the instrument panels

1. Voltmeter

Installation position: outside left of instrument cluster

It indicates the voltage. The battery warning light also lights up with the ignition on. If the warning light is lit with the engine switched on, the battery charging system is defective or the drive belt is torn.

2. Speedometer with analog display

Installation position: to the right of the voltmeter

Electrical signals from the ABS/ASR or PSM are converted and emitted in analog form.

3. Cruise control indicator light

Installation position: in the speedometer dial with analog display

Displays cruise control readiness.

4. Odometer/trip counter

Installation position: in the speedometer dial with analog display

Electrical signals from the ABS/ASR or PSM are converted to speeds which are then converted to distances and are displayed as kilometres travelled on the odometer or trip counter.

5. Individual button for instrument illumination and trip counter

Installation position: Between analog speedometer and tachometer

The individual button can be used to dim the instrument and switch brightness by hand when the vehicle lighting is switched on, and to reset the trip counter to zero.

6. Tachometer

Installation position: in the centre of the instrument cluster

Electrical signals from the DME are converted and emitted analogously via the tachometer.

7. Left direction indicator pilot light

Installation position: in the tachometer dial

Flashes on when the direction indicator switch activates the left direction indicator. It also flashes when the hazard warning light is switched on. The left direction indicator pilot light flashes with the same rhythm as the direction indicator lights which are switched on. If the rhythm deviates, the direction indicator lights must be checked.

8. Speedometer with analog display; on-board computer (range on remaining fuel, outside temperature, speed signal (gong), average consumption, average speed)

Installation position: beneath the tachometer

Speedometer: electrical signals from the ABS/ASR or PSM are converted and emitted in digital form.

On-board computer: The on-board computer calculates the range on remaining fuel, average speed/consumption and outside temperature from the current fuel capacity levels, the current speed/acceleration and the outside temperature sensor. The individual functions can be checked by operating the lever on the steering column.

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