: '84 deville - switch to metric?



honza03
07-03-07, 06:40 PM
Hi, friend of mine has 1984 deville (with 4.1 V8) and he's trying to find a way to switch his instrument cluster to metric system.

Is it even possible? Maybe you know how :)

Jonas McFeely
07-03-07, 06:44 PM
Hi, friend of mine has 1984 deville (with 4.1 V8) and he's trying to find a way to switch his instrument cluster to metric system.

Is it even possible? Maybe you know how :)

I assume you could find a Canadian-spec '80-'84 Deville or '80-'89 Brougham and swap out the speedo and stuff...

Try Ebay. Someone on here may be able to help too.

danomac
07-03-07, 10:47 PM
Yeah, my 81 Deville has kph. You can try some Canadian wreckers for a cluster. Make sure you specify overdrive transmission or not as they are different.

honza03
07-04-07, 02:09 AM
Ohh, I didn't make it clear (you can see my english isn't the best :)

I mean the electronic display. If there is any "combo" for pressing buttons to make it show values in metric? I think it can be done in the newer cadillacs.

But thanks to both of you for help :)

jayoldschool
07-04-07, 09:41 AM
No - the Canadian cars have speedo in kph, but the electronic display is still imperial. Sorry.

honza03
07-10-07, 03:29 AM
No - the Canadian cars have speedo in kph, but the electronic display is still imperial. Sorry.

Thanks for that info! At least we can stop trying.

z06bigbird
07-10-07, 10:54 AM
Thanks for that info! At least we can stop trying.

If you are an egg head, you could engage the standard formula for conversion. Heck, just memorize the speeds at 25 mph, 30, 50, 55, 65, 75, etc. If you are travelling at other speeds, you can alway interpolate.

Or for the mentally challenged,

Print out a conversion chart and tape it to dashboard.

dkozloski
07-10-07, 03:05 PM
If you are an egg head, you could engage the standard formula for conversion. Heck, just memorize the speeds at 25 mph, 30, 50, 55, 65, 75, etc. If you are travelling at other speeds, you can alway interpolate.

Or for the mentally challenged,

Print out a conversion chart and tape it to dashboard.
If you get it wrong the Mounties will write out the correct number for you.