Alfa Romeo Giulia Forum banner

21 - 36 of 36 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,100 Posts
......Im very surprised that the MES can actually change displayed mileage.....that is a big no no .
It's always been an option in MES (also in Witech), for most new Alfa models with electronic odometer. However, to prevent fraud, you can only increase the mileage, not decrease. It's meant as a function to make it possible to replace the guages/odometer and make sure the replacement displays the correct mileage

setting it to all nine's, and rolling over also will not work, as it will display all dashes after rolling over zero, so don't try ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,163 Posts
It's always been an option in MES (also in Witech), for most new Alfa models with electronic odometer. However, to prevent fraud, you can only increase the mileage, not decrease. It's meant as a function to make it possible to replace the guages/odometer and make sure the replacement displays the correct mileage

setting it to all nine's, and rolling over also will not work, as it will display all dashes after rolling over zero, so don't try ;)
In other FCA vehicles we need to order the module its stored in with the mileage we want programed . (normally the BCM) There is no option to change it any other way.

and when that is done, we must fill out an odometer statement and the vehicle has to stay on the lot so as to not cause a mileage discrepancy .
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,100 Posts
In other FCA vehicles we need to order the module its stored in with the mileage we want programed . (normally the BCM) There is no option to change it any other way.

and when that is done, we must fill out an odometer statement and the vehicle has to stay on the lot so as to not cause a mileage discrepancy .
No problem on Alfa 156, 147, giulietta, mito etc etc in europe ;), they can all be set by MES/Witech
During mandatory official yearly safety checks though, the mileage is checked to see if it is logical compared to previous check.....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,163 Posts
No problem on Alfa 156, 147, giulietta, mito etc etc in europe ;), they can all be set by MES/Witech
During mandatory official yearly safety checks though, the mileage is checked to see if it is logical compared to previous check.....
They must trust you guys more than they trust us...:)
All kidding aside, its good that it can be done and I Learned something today
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
620 Posts
They only replaced my dash cluster and did not replace the BCM. From what the service tech told me they had to sync the BCM/PCM (dont remember which) to the new dash using Witech2.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,075 Posts
It's always been an option in MES (also in Witech), for most new Alfa models with electronic odometer. However, to prevent fraud, you can only increase the mileage, not decrease. It's meant as a function to make it possible to replace the guages/odometer and make sure the replacement displays the correct mileage

setting it to all nine's, and rolling over also will not work, as it will display all dashes after rolling over zero, so don't try ;)
A dishonest person might suggest just and then "dealer why does my odometer just display dashes?". I'm not a dishonest person so I would never make such a suggestion.

Also I do love the "asking for a friend"ish story here....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
174 Posts
Amazing you can devalue your car thousands of dollars in an instant..I suppose a car crash does the same thing but that is just crazy to me. That silly prank causes a minimum 5,000 USD off the value of the car 😵

I hope you find a solution, gives me anxiety just reading your post😕
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,319 Posts
LOL!! That is one expensive prank. I think you should consider buying the car after the lease now.
And.. that print is not so fine. If I recall there’s a big “WARNING THIS OPERATION CANNOT BE REVERSED”
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
620 Posts
Reading that it only seems to write to the dash module. The correct mileage should in the BCM which a competent dealer should be able to interrogate and hopefully sync to the dash module. Have you called a dealer?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,100 Posts
Reading that it only seems to write to the dash module. The correct mileage should in the BCM which a competent dealer should be able to interrogate and hopefully sync to the dash module. Have you called a dealer?
Not in the BCM, but like I said before, in the engine ECU.
You can read this, also with MES, but as said, you CANNOT turn back the dash odometer. Only by replacing this, or by going to a specialised company with the dash

random example: odometer repair
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,420 Posts
I would Either roll dice and take car to dealer to see if they can sync it. Maybe a hefty tip and honest explanation to tech may work. If you are not going to take that chance I would consider buying the car or taking to dash specialist. No matter what you choose I would not continue to post on here or delete thread. That’s just my opinion.

edit: hefty tip is starting at $500. Will save you in the long run.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
55 Posts
I would Either roll dice and take car to dealer to see if they can sync it. Maybe a hefty tip and honest explanation to tech may work. If you are not going to take that chance I would consider buying the car or taking to dash specialist. No matter what you choose I would not continue to post on here or delete thread. That’s just my opinion.

edit: hefty tip is starting at $500. Will save you in the long run.
Or they just could void your warranty for messing around with stuff you shouldn't :D
No dealer can roll odometer back or nullify it - only way is forward. Period!
I wouldn't be surprised if they even refuse to put used odometer with lower mileage as car is still under warranty. They could offer maybe buy new one with discount but that still should cost couple thousands (need to check prices).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Earlier today I was showing my friend all of the parameters that you can see and change on multiecuscan, I stepped away for a phone call and when I came back he thought it would’ve been a funny prank to raise my mileage, though he didn’t read the fine print. Now I am stuck with my mileage a 10,000 miles higher than actual, and my car is a lease. Is there any way to set the mileage back, or reset to true mileage? I’m not sure if this just programs the cluster or the ecu, or if I will have to replace some hardware in order to get it back. I got an oil change last week that could prove the true mileage, though I am worried the dealer will void my warranty due to this if I take it in.. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks,
Alex
Can’t you take it to the dealer? Since they have a record of the oil change, they should either be able to deduct the 10 thousand, or document that it was adjusted, not actual..
I’m surprised it is adjustable at all
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
In the early 2000's I needed to replace an instrument cluster (Ford Contour SVT, IIRC). That car stored the mileage in the cluster and in the powertrain computer. When either unit was replaced, both would adopt the higher mileage reading of the two devices.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
Hope the phone call was worth it. Park the car for 6 months as punishment and be sure to go out and look at it every day. Then get a new friend. Then sell your MES cables.
 
21 - 36 of 36 Posts
Top