Software Update for Digital Speed Display - Lincoln MKC Forum
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 18 Old 07-09-2016, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Software Update for Digital Speed Display

Hi all; anybody know if the instrument cluster software can be upgraded to have a digital vehicle speed display? I drove a 2017 MKZ recently that had the exact same instrument cluster as my 2015 MKC, but the had one additional menu option with the right side menu, that you could choose to display a digital speed. Always thought it was weird it did not have a digital display for speed and seems like it would only be a software update.
Gary is offline  
post #2 of 18 Old 07-09-2016, 11:34 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi there,

You are able to put on the digital speed on the dash. Use the right controls of the steering wheels and go to Display, I believe. I am telling you by memory, but you can do it.

Good luck!
alpha is offline  
post #3 of 18 Old 07-10-2016, 10:21 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
My '17 MKC has a digital speedo for the centre screen in the cluster, I use it all the time.

2017 Reserve
White Platinum | Espresso | 19" | Tech | THXII | Tow
kwas4 is offline  
 
post #4 of 18 Old 07-10-2016, 06:01 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Near Chicago IL
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 130 Post(s)
Must be available only on the 2017. No option in the menu for that on my 2016 that I can see. It would be nice to have.

2016 MKC - August 2015 build
Platinum White - Wht Sands/Espresso
Reserve 300 AWD
2.3 Ecoboost
Sync 3
20" Wheels
Technology Package
Climate Package
All Weather Floor Mats
Premium Reversible Cargo Mat
blankster is offline  
post #5 of 18 Old 07-11-2016, 09:14 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
That's too bad, I really like the digital speedo. In the centre screen I have the usual media, phone compass etc, the last option in the list is speedometer. Interesting that it might be new for the '17s, it could be why I hadn't noticed it on my test drives.

Another tidbit I noticed on the '17s I hadn't noticed in my test drive of a '16 is accent bars showing around the tach and speedo depending on what drive mode you're in. Comfort has blue borders and sport has red.

2017 Reserve
White Platinum | Espresso | 19" | Tech | THXII | Tow
kwas4 is offline  
post #6 of 18 Old 07-11-2016, 11:00 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 239
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
My 2015 has those color indicators for "Comfort" and "Sport". I had a 2017 MKZ loaner recently and noticed the digital speedo too. Must be an addition that came out of the MKZ refresh and they carried it over to the similar instrument cluster on the MKCs.

(Formerly) 2015 MKC 2.3 AWD Reserve
Midnight Sapphire Metallic - White Sands/Espresso interior
THX | Tech Pkg. | Climate Pkg. | 19" Wheels
Build date: July 2014
kmccart is offline  
post #7 of 18 Old 07-11-2016, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Well, seems like the hardware for the instrument cluster is the same between 2015 and 2017, so I was hoping is could just be a software flash to add the speedometer option to the right side menu.
Gary is offline  
post #8 of 18 Old 08-24-2016, 03:21 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Near Chicago IL
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 130 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary View Post
Well, seems like the hardware for the instrument cluster is the same between 2015 and 2017, so I was hoping is could just be a software flash to add the speedometer option to the right side menu.
Per Lincoln Concierge the answer is No. Previous years cannot be upgraded. I still think its more a question for engineering and not someone reading from a script.

2016 MKC - August 2015 build
Platinum White - Wht Sands/Espresso
Reserve 300 AWD
2.3 Ecoboost
Sync 3
20" Wheels
Technology Package
Climate Package
All Weather Floor Mats
Premium Reversible Cargo Mat
blankster is offline  
post #9 of 18 Old 08-25-2016, 12:51 PM
Senior Member
 
countryguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Astorville, ON Canada
Posts: 625
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 163 Post(s)
I would agree. The concierges really aren't very knowledgeable on tech issues. They didn't even know how to start the car when the key fob is dead.

2015 MKC
2.3L AWD
White Platinum Met Tri-Coat/White Sand Prem Lthr
Equip. Group 102A Reserve
Climate package
Technology package
20" aluminum wheels
Build 12/2014
Lease end 06/23/19 - car returned to Lincoln
countryguy is offline  
post #10 of 18 Old 08-27-2016, 12:06 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Garage
I'm not too sure what all the appeal is on the digital speedometer. Our '11 Jeep had it, and so does our current '14 Durango. We honestly never use it. I guess I'd have to see the one in the MKC. Chrysler's analog-look looks so much better than their digital. My Passport 9500 tells me how fast I'm going.

2015 MKC Reserve FWD: Ruby Red, THX, Technology Package
kkreit01 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome