The details in these pages are for informative purposes only. If you wish to attempt any of these projects yourself, you do so at your own risk. Whilst these pages provide information as to how I carried out the various projects (on my 2002 Model Year Petrol X-Type) the same may not always be applicable to your vehicle.
If attempting to carry out any of the retrofits on my site, please remember that you do so at your own risk. Please ensure you know what you are doing as this is not a support site. The information is only provided from my own personal experience. If you require any advice concerning upgrades, or anything else Jaguar related, then www.jaguarforum.com is a great place to go.
If you have the standard instrument panel with the basic odometer and trip meter read out, you may think it would be quite nice to have the more informative message centre instrument panel, giving you additional information such as average fuel consumption, average speed, estimated range with current fuel, as well as A/B trip meters and the ability to switch between miles and kilometers. The Message Centre also introduces clear notifications of doors not closed fully, including boot and bonnet, and many other vehicle status messages.
Yes, this is achievable, but there are important considerations.
This is absolutely one of those projects where you need to know exactly what you are doing, and be comfortable with the operation of IDS/SDD and the Mongoose cable.
So, whilst this is quite an easy upgrade, it does have its pitfalls.
Remember, you will not be able to start the car once the new instrument panel has been fitted until you have successfully completed the repgrogramming, which is achieved using Jaguar IDS/SDD software and a Mongoose cable. It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with IDS/SDD before attempting this upgrade.
Step by Step:
The new mileage reading will be either...
The mileage is recorded with the instrument panel and also stored within the ECU.
Note: At the time of writing, it is not illegal to adjust a vehicle's odometer mileage but it is fraudulent to sell a clocked car without disclosing it. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/consumer-news/88547/car-clocking-is-mileage-correction-legal
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