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Old 11-16-2010, 18:13   #1 (permalink)
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f250 overhead display

Does anyone know how to reset the overhead display? ie. fuel consumption, miles to go, average mileage, etc.

Today after puting gas in it still kept showing as low as -0- mile left to go.
Stopped and put in more gas, now it's going again.

Also, the average mileage pg is always at 9.7mpg. Never changes at all. Heard this from a service tech. City/hhwy Heavy foot/light foot. Is this just a gadget or is it usefull?

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Old 11-16-2010, 18:25   #2 (permalink)
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Re: f250 overhead display

There should be a control on the dash for reset by the odometer.
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:19   #3 (permalink)
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Re: f250 overhead display

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There should be a control on the dash for reset by the odometer.

Hi Bert,

Couldn't find anything to reset on the dash for the overhead console. Didn't have an owner's manual so I did a google search and found a free owner's manual from the following two sites. Lots of valuable information here and its all free.

http://www.onlinefreeebooks.net/automotive-machinery-power-equipment-ebooks/ford/1999-ford-f-250-owners-manual-pdf.html


http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pubs/content/~WOXF23/~MUS~LEN/36/99f23og4e.pdf

I found the answer to my original question, too hard to explain it here, but it involves holding the buttons in the OH display to reset. I wanted to share the above sites with others here.

Thanks for your support.
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Old 11-17-2010, 18:20   #4 (permalink)
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Those are good sites. This is the one I've used for owners manuals. It's on the Ford site. https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenan...ls/default.asp
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Re: f250 overhead display

My '99 O/H console has 2 buttons. press both buttons at the same time for like 2 sec.
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Thanks for a great forum. I get it.

How wonderful can it be to buy a truck you've never looked at and within a few months feel comfortable knowing you're not alone if/when you have a problem. Thanks again.
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Re: f250 overhead display

Also, even resetting the overhead and if you stop and put say $5 in fuel in, it might still read "0" miles to empty meaning you're into the tank reserve, or the last 2-4gallons. The overhead only counts down until it hits the reserve so as not to leave you stranded should a driver be foolish enough to let it go down to "0" miles remaining.
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