If you’ve ever driven a car that had a speedometer in kilometers instead of miles, you know how confusing it can be trying to convert. And if you’ve ever been caught driving without a valid license in another country because your car had the wrong speedometer, you know how frustrating it can be. In this blog post, we will teach you how to change the speedometer on your car from miles to kilometers so that you always know what speed you’re driving at. We will also provide a step-by-step guide so that you can have this change done in no time at all. So don’t worry; changing the speedometer from miles to kilometers is easy enough for even the most novice driver.
Disconnect the negative battery cable
If you want to change your speedometer from miles to kilometers, disconnect the negative battery cable. To do this, use a battery tester to determine whether or not the battery is dead. If it is, remove the battery and unscrew the speedometer housing. Then remove the old speedometer and replace it with the new one. Tighten the screws until they’re just finger-tight. Reconnect the negative battery cable and screw in the positive one.
Open the glove box and remove the speedometer
If you have a car with a manual transmission, the speedometer is typically located on the dashboard. If you have a car with an automatic transmission, the speedometer may be located in the glove box. To change the speedometer from miles to km, open the glove box and remove the speedometer. The new speedometer should be installed just like the old one-by screwing it into place.
Remove the two screws that hold the speedometer to the instrument panel and remove it
If you have a car that was manufactured before 2004, the speedometer may be attached to the instrument panel with two screws. After removing these screws, slide the speedometer off of the instrument panel. If your car was manufactured after 2004, it may have a screw-less design and you can simply pull the speedometer away from the instrument panel.
Take off the white cover that is on top of the speedometer and set it aside
If you’re driving a car with a speedometer in kilometers, rather than miles, there’s one thing you need to do before you start driving: take off the white cover that is on top of the speedometer and set it aside.
With the cover removed, all you have to do is find the kilometer markings on the instrument panel and use those as your reference point when setting your speed.
When you’re done setting your new speed, replace the cover and snap it into place.
Locate the black ring that is around the center of the speedometer faceplate, and unscrew it with a Phillips head screwdriver
If you have a 2002-2004 Nissan Maxima, there is a black ring around the center of the speedometer faceplate. This ring must be unscrewed with a Phillips head screwdriver in order to replace the speedometer. Be sure to use the correct size screwdriver for your car!
Lift off the
If you’re driving a car with a manual transmission and want to change the speedometer from miles to kilometers, there are two methods you can use. The first is to remove the instrument panel cover and loosen the screws that hold the speedometer in place. The second is to remove the speedometer housing and change the screw that holds it in place.