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Why 997 doesn't have Battery level on instrument cluster?

kench

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Just having a look at another thread (on 996 turbo coolant temp), and noticed that there is a battery level on the far left of the cluster where my oil temperature gauge is.

Is there a reason why the 997 does not have this? It is not even accessible from the menu.

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Because you get the far more useful oil temp gauge instead.

The 996 is the ONLY 911 to not have an oil temp gauge.

996ers would give their right arm for an oil temp gauge (it may have saved a fair few blocks over the years).

From a logical point of view, if the lights don't work, the alarm is going off and you can't get in the front boot or the car won't turn over, then the battery is as good as dead.

If the lights work, the alarm and vehicle access works and the car turns over and starts, the battery is as good as it needs to be.

In reality, this is the binary nature of all battery operated gadgets: you don't have a voltage meter on your TV remote :thumb:
 

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