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    Toyota Hiace

    At the end of last summer I traded in my little Daihatsu Hijet and bought a second hand Toyota Hiace. It was all wanted... more space. bigger engine, smoother ride. I have been looking forward to getting out and about in it come Easter. Was surfing the net the other night and I came across someone saying that speedo etc should not be kph and should be mph for this country. My vans speedo is in kph and the milometer is in kilometers as well. Am I running this van illegally, should the garage I bought it from have changed it before selling it to me or do I have to get new speedo etc changed. Any advice from experienced
    campervanners or motorhomers would be appreciated.

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    I think that the speedometer has to have mph visable in day light and illuminated, even if its main numbers are in kph and the distanceometer (odometer) can stay in kph as long as it is clearly displayed as such. Our Japanese import was converted by the importer to miles. Also it must have a rear fog light fitted.
    I hope someone like Dabs will know more about this.
    Last edited by glenw; 16-03-2013, 21:50.
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      #3
      You can buy mph overlays for some speedos, if you cannot get one then you can use letraset numbers to show the speed. Many KPH speedos have the mph is small numbers underneath.

      Peter

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        #4
        Overlays for Hiace available here:

        http://www.lockwoodinternational.co.uk/hiace-c937.html

        They also quote the Dept. for Transport VCA application form:- "We can not accept secondary devices, hand written changes or multiple stickers applied to the speedometer." Which would suggest to me that letraset isn't an option

        http://www.lockwoodinternational.co....icles-c53.html
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          #5
          Lockwoods have a good reputation.

          I wonder is the speedo the same as Hi Aces sold in this country? a secondhand one might be the answer.

          Try contacting Wellhouse Leisure for advice. They import vans from Japan to convert.

          Peter

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