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Old 03 Apr 2011, 01:24 pm
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Hello everyone,

new PT owner (at least it's new to me). I just purchased a white '07 and I'm still trying to learn about it. I in the northwest corner of Louisisana. I wanted to stop in and say hello, and ask a question or two.

I haven't actually taken possesion of it yet, as it had a seat belt sensor problem that was triggering an air bag light. They're getting that fixed up, and hopefully I can pick it up on Monday.

Below are a couple of pics that I stole off of the delaerships' website.




I've got a question for those of you who've been owners for awhile. I noticed when I test drove the car that the temp, distance to empty reading, etc was displaying metric units. Does this metric setting also affect the odometer? I know that on my Dodge Ram when I change over to metric units it'll affect the odometer too, was curious if this was the case with the PT as well. (if so It's got about 30K miles on it less than I thought that it did.

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Old 03 Apr 2011, 02:20 pm
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welcome to the forum and from Virginia,youll have fun here and learn a lot about your cruiser here also
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Old 03 Apr 2011, 02:31 pm
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Welcome excoastie, spent 10 years 1959-1969 in the USCG. Hopefully you have a owners manual in the car. It will or a dealer will tell you how to reset it to non Metric.
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Old 03 Apr 2011, 02:34 pm
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Welcome to the forum. I have an earlier model but I've seen the 06+ owners talking about a setting on the instrument panel that changes everything from metric to imperial (USA) settings. Hopefully someone will come along and tell you where and how to change it.

Exco, I take it that means EX-Coast Guard. Thanks for your service I do a little inland waterways coast patrol myself for the Sheriff's office on weekends.


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Old 03 Apr 2011, 03:13 pm
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thanks everyone. I figured I could figure out how to change it back to standard once I actually took possession of the car, just didn't really have time to play with it while test driving.

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I spent a 4 yrs active duty... a lil over 2 yrs on UCGC Tamroa until decomissioning, then a little over a year at Station New London, the rest was taken up with A school and boot. I had a good time while I was in, but got tired of the Clinton erra BS with too many good people getting kicked out due to Clinton's RIF program

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Old 03 Apr 2011, 05:07 pm
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Excoastie i have an 2006 and you can change over the imperial (USA) settings
but you have to put the gear selector in park then you can toggle thru the personnel settings and set it up the way you want.i don't think it has any affect on the odometer
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Old 03 Apr 2011, 05:33 pm
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welcome to the forum. I'm Danny, my PT is Eve and we say hello from san Antonio.
thats a nice touring edition your looking at. As for your metric problem, there's a button to the right of the display
press it till you see personal settings. Once there hold the button down. It'll allow you to change what you need. It even allows you to open certain door when you unlock the doors with the key fob.
If you need any help with taking apart the dash, taking out the cluster, the passenger side airbag, or the radio, let me know, i've done it all, many times. lol
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Old 03 Apr 2011, 05:53 pm
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Old 03 Apr 2011, 07:14 pm
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ok thanks everyone, it sounds like the display is a lot like the EVIC (electronic vehicle information) gizmo I have on my '10 Ram. I'm hoping to pick it up tomorrow, so I'll give it a go. I didn't figure it wold be too hard to change the settings back.

I've been looking around for stuff to add to the new ride. I already know that I'm going to be adding some interior lighting, most likely LEDs. I suspect that the cargo section will be a little dark for my liking without a little "help" from additional lights.

I've also been kicking around the idea of some accent lighting in the front, but will have to drive it for a few days in the dark before I decide what I want to do and where I want to put what type of lights. I am a licensed electrician, so I don't foresee any troubles with wiring everything up, and I've been playing with automotive electrical systems for years (adding extra lights one of my obsessions LOL).

Thanks again everyone. I'll be adding pics and/or starting a build thread as I complete a project. I'm a firm believer in "without pics it didn't happen" (an unwirtten rule on my the Ram forum that I frequent) so there will be lots of those.

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Old 03 Apr 2011, 08:04 pm
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Man seeing the 2nd generation PTs and their features...I kinda want one lol.
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