Reply to post: Re: Why do Mazda fake the data?

Take the dashboard too literally and your brains might end up all over it

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Re: Why do Mazda fake the data?

My 19 year old van is almost as bad. Fuel, speed and engine temp information come from a shit two wire communication bus and even though the instruments have real, mechanical needles, the readings are all simulations. When I found out that if the solder for the ground connection cracked it would leave the vehicle stranded, I ripped the dams thing out and went with real fuel and water temp gauges. Speedometer uses GPS so that reading is still calculated. Oh well...

And when I checked the OEM dashboard PCB, yes, the ground connection was nearly shot.

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