Centigrade and farenheit

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#1

For some reason my late '90s Park Avenue

has changed from reporting thermometer

readings in farenheit to reporting them

in centigrade. How can I switch the

displays back to farenheit?


#2

Read the owner’s manual.
If you can’t find it there, call the dealer service department and ask them.


#3

Just find and push the button again and it will change.

If this vehicle has a ‘drivers information center’ you will likely find your answer there.


#4

Why not just leave it there for a while. Take it as an opportunity to get to know centigrade / Celsius measurements.
100= water boiling, 30-60 typical laundry temperature, 37= human normal body temp, 30= typical US city in the summer, 20= comfy room temperature, 0= water freezing, -20= stay home unless you’re a Minnesotan.


#5

In case you can’t find the button, here is a quick conversion:

Farenheit = 9/5(Centigrade + 40) - 40

To convert the other way, the quick formula is:

Centigrade = 5/9(Farenheit + 40) - 40

The distance from freezing to boiling on the Centigrade scale is 100 - 0 = 100
The distance from freezing to boiling on the Farenheit scale is 212 - 32 = 180

The ratio of the Farenheit scale to the Centigrade scale is 180/100 = 9/5

The ratio of the Centigrade scale to the Farenheit scale is 100/180 = 5/9

-40 C = - 40 F.

This is why the formulae work.

You now have 3 choices:

  1. Find the button

  2. Practice mentally converting from Centigrade to Farenheit and you’ll be so proficient in a week or so that you won’t need to look for the button

  3. Move to the South Pole in a region where the temperature is always -40 on either scale (Of course, this will give you other things to worry about–I’ve heard Penquins may eat electrical wiring)


#6

If you can’t find your owner’s manual or can’t find the information you need in it, try this link. http://www.ebookspdf.com/search/SERVICE+MANUAL+BUICK+park+avenue+19K+park+avenue+1

If you can actually download manuals there – and it sounds like you can – you should probably be able to search for centigrade or temperature and find the instructions you want.


#7

Does your owner’s manual really not cover this?