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Reading for the DTE on overhead console is wrong

I am getting wrong readings for the DTE on the overhead console readout. Everytime I fill up the tank, it gives a completely different reading.

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Check to make sure that you aren't changing between km/mph readings. I had the same problem when it was 90 degrees out side and the temp was registering in the thirties. It's the button on the left, should say something about KM/IMP or something...

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