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Old 08-14-2007, 08:08 AM   #1
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Toyota MPG display - instantaneous?

My 4Runner has a panel-mounted display that displays, among other things, MPG (see photos of "FourRunner"). I have tried pressing buttons in different combinations till the cows come home, however, and all I can get it to display is average MPG. I press the "Mode" button and it cycles through the options, but only average MPG.

Somebody mentioned that it can also display instantaneous MPG: I am wondering if that's something you have to specifically enable - via secret button combination, jumpers, dip switches, etc - as a "safety" issue. I.e., so Toyota doesn't get sued because you spend all your time looking at the gauge and run into the car in front.
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I have tried pressing buttons in different combinations till the cows come home,
Cows came to your home? Talk about unintended consequences...

Do you have an owners manual?
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No owner's manual

Unfortunately, I do not. Car didn't come with one. I have to get hold of one, maybe off eBay.
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If you reset it, wouldn't the first readout be instant? I guess it would be a pain to always reset it, but it might give you a better figure.
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Ya, but he would wear out his reset button... :-)

Gary, I guess you might be forced to join a 4runner group or something like that... Good luck... Or, like you said, find a manual somewhere...
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Get on the Yota site. Register on a owners link if they have one. Then see if you can DL a .pdf of the owners manual.

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Far as I know 4Runners don't have that kind of a trip computer installed, though you could do this if you are handy with electronics

http://www.toyota-4runner.org/showth...ghlight=12F683
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According to the 2003 4Runner owners manual only average MPG, based on distance driven and gas consumed until reset, can be displayed.

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Have you thought about the good old SG2?
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