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JimmyV

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The purchased the vehicle 4-5 years ago. The other day I accidentally left the ignition key on and my battery drained overnight...got not even a click out of the starter. I jumped the car, got it started, and charged it overnight.

When I drove the car...for the first time above the odometer appeared "350 Miles until empty." I love that info and wish I had had it all along. Obviously the battery issue may have moved some settings back to default but I can't find anything in my manual about this display. Can anyone explain what may have occurred. Thanks.
 

bbf2530

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The purchased the vehicle 4-5 years ago. The other day I accidentally left the ignition key on and my battery drained overnight...got not even a click out of the starter. I jumped the car, got it started, and charged it overnight.

When I drove the car...for the first time above the odometer appeared "350 Miles until empty." I love that info and wish I had had it all along. Obviously the battery issue may have moved some settings back to default but I can't find anything in my manual about this display. Can anyone explain what may have occurred. Thanks.

Hi Jimmy. What may have occurred? I have no idea. However, it is a normal readout, so not sure why it was missing before. It may be a configurable setting in the Continental (you don't mention your model year).

Your guess that the battery drain caused some return to default settings is as good as any.

Let us know and good luck.
 

flaokie

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Get yourself a PDF copy of the owners manual off of ebay.
You can get one for your exact year for just a few bucks.
This will try to explain the "unique" message center operation. There is a DTE.ECON button in there somewhere. If you have a drivers select setup that means there can be different settings for two different drivers. The manual says the DTE will beep when you get down to 25 miles and 10 miles.
I don't use any of this crap - including the annoying seat belt noise maker. I turned all of it off when I bought the car.
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