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Apologies for the length of this post but hopefully it will prove useful to others.

While searching for the elusive speed warning setting a few days ago (see Turn off speed warning), I inadvertedly altered the Active Info Display on my car and instead of showing my fuel consumption 'Since start' in the centre of the left dial as it has always done since new, it mysteriously changed to showing 'Long-term'. Here are 'before' (10/03/20) and 'after' (today 28/04/22) photos (note: the similarity of the 2 mpg figures is just coincidence) ...

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Despite several hours searching through various versions of the owner's manual and going through all the menus and car settings I couldn't find a way to switch this back to 'Since start', but when I used my wife's key to unlock the car, the 'Since start' data was still displayed. While trying fix mine, I made matters worse by accidentally resetting my 'Long-term' data, so more annoyance and foul language ensued.

My car is a 2019 model and has an Mib2 Infotainment system, so the photos, descriptions of menus and settings which follow are likely to be different to those which appear on newer cars fitted with the Mib3 sysytem.

Thankfully the 3 sets of consumption figures ('Since start', 'Long-term' and 'Since Refuelling') still appeared on the Infotainment screen as shown in the composite photo below (although the Long-term had now been reset), but regardless of which one I left displayed on the Infotainment screen, the AID remained stuck on Long-term and using the Infotainment screen for mpg while driving is fiddly, distracting and is not what I had before.

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So I next tried the obvious thing ... Using the buttons on the right of the steering wheel, I set the Multifuntion Display (the rectangular section between the 2 dials) to show 'Driving data' then scrolled Up/Down and selected 'Consuption' thinking I might be able to find an option there to choose which set of consuption data I wanted. No such luck, Consumption always displays the instantaneous mpg and that's all.

Next up, I tried cycling through the different AID 'View' options but annoyingly these also showed the 'Long-term' data.
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Then searching through photos in the forum, I realised some had the Multifunction Display set to show 'Overview' which included the name of the driving data so I selected that but alas that too was stuck at Long-term as shown in these 2 photos ...

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By now I'd just about torn out all my remaining hair and just couldn't get 'Since start' to reappear in any of these views. Deciding I'd had enough and needed another break, I thought I'd better set the Multifunction Display back to show 'Speed' as I find that really hard to miss when driving.

Normally, to change the Driving Data option shown in the MFD you first press 'OK' to display the list of options and then scroll Up/Down to the one you want to display. Guess what ... when I pressed 'OK' while displaying 'Overview', the 'Long-term' data was replaced by 'Since start' and on pressing 'OK' once more, it changed to 'Since Refuelling'. Here was me trying the Up/Down and Left/Right buttons to cycle through the different data memories.

It turns out that when displaying 'Overview', you have to press Up/Down buttons to bring up the MFD Driving Data options rather than pressing 'OK' as you do in every other circumstance. Typical VW inconsistency.

Just to prove it works, here are my now restored AID dials showing mpg in the left dial since start, long-term and since refuelling, and the other data such as driving time and distance can be shown in the MFD by selecting Driving Data/Overview as described above.

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In Summary:
I believe the default is to display 'Since start' data in the AID and MFD, but if you want to display 'Long-term' or 'Since refuelling', here is what to do (on cars with digital display and multifunction steering wheel)
  1. Press the Left/Right (menu) buttons on the right side of the steering wheel to scroll through the options, and select Driving Data
  2. The last used Driving Data category will display in the MFD (eg Speed or Range)
  3. Press Up/Down buttons to scroll through the Driving Data categories and select 'Overview'
  4. When the 'Overview' data is displayed in the MFD, the current memory name (ie 'Since start', 'Long-term' or 'Since refuelling') will also be shown.
  5. Press 'OK' repeatedly to cycle through the 3 memories
  6. Once you have selected the memory that you want, you can now change the Driving Data category (eg to Range, Speed, Oil Temperature etc.) by using the Up/Down buttons to cycle through the categories. The selected memory data (eg 'Since refuelling') will continue to be shown in the AID for Driving Time, Distance and mpg.
  7. If you want to display other information in the MFD (eg Navigation, Radio etc.), first select a different category of driving data other than Overview, as described in (6) above, then use the Left/Right buttons to cycle through the other MFD items as described in (1) above.
I hope others will find that useful and it introduces some new features and operation of the AID and MFD which are undocumented in any of the owner's manuals. It was certainly a learning experience for me 馃榿o_O
 

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Thanks for the info Impala, I鈥檝e had difficulty in the past resetting my ideal driving data info display after accidentally pressing the wrong buttons on the steering wheel.
I do like the amount of info and the new digital dials, but I still miss the easy rest button on the short trip mileage button, plus a time showing on the info display.
Hi @Ian91 -
Just to be clear, short trip mileage is part of the 'Since start' data and is not the same thing as the Trip odometer which appears at the bottom of the instrument cluster.

If your ignition has been switched off for more than 2 hours, the 'Since start' data will be automatically cleared, but since it accumulates any short trips with less than 2 hours between them you may want to manually reset the data at a time of your choice or at a particular point in your journey. To reset 'Since start' data, proceed as follows;

  • Press the Left/Right menu buttons on right side of steering wheel to first select Driving Data, then press Up/Down to select Overview. Once the Overview data appears in the MFD, check the title at the top of the data.

  • If it already displays 'Since start', simply press and hold 'OK' until the data is reset.

  • If the Overview in the MFD shows 'Long-term' or 'Since refuelling', press 'OK' repeatedly until you see 'Since start', then press and hold 'OK' until the data is reset.

However, if by a 'short trip' you mean something like a weekend break for example, and you want the total mileage over that interval, then 'Since start' is not suitable due to the 2 hour reset, so you could reset theTrip odometer and use that, but it will only provide the mileage and will not provide average mpg or driving time. If you want all that data, then you could reset the 'Long-term' data in the Overview and use that for your 'trip', assuming you are willing to lose the existing 'Long-term' data.

As a third option, you could fill (or part fill) your tank before starting your 'trip'. That will automatically reset the 'Since refuelling' data and the milage, average mpg and driving time will then accumulate until you next add more fuel, giving perhap 400+ miles coverage. If you need more than that for your 'trip', then the 'Long-term' data is the one to use.
 

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I don't use the user profiles as I'm the soul driver so everything is easier 馃槒馃お
I keep mine on the average mpg's since refuelling!!!
Sounds like you already knew how to switch between the 3 sets of data @Vernerbongo2 :)

Did I miss something in the manual or were you just lucky to find it ? :geek:
 
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Following on from the original poster鈥檚 query, I made a journey in my t-roc today and noticed something a bit strange. My display is set as shown in the photo鈥

The thing is, I originally had it set to show this info but for the current journey, not long-term! I don鈥檛 recall changing it and for the life of me, I cannot find it again. I am wondering if there has been some recent software update 鈥榠mprovement鈥 that has done away with that view. I have the MiB3 infotainment system. Incidentally I also found recently that my dipping wing mirror had forgotten its dipped position and had to be reset.
As described in my opening post (#1) and again in post #4 ...

In Summary: (Edited)
I believe the default is to display 'Since start' data in the AID and MFD, but if you want to display 'Long-term' or 'Since refuelling', here is what to do (on cars with digital display and multifunction steering wheel)

  1. If necessary, repeatedly press the Left/Right (menu) buttons on the right side of the steering wheel to scroll through the options, until the MFD displays Driving Data
  2. The last used Driving Data category will display in the MFD (eg Speed or Range)
  3. If necessary, repeatedly press Up/Down buttons to scroll through the Driving Data categories until the MFD displays 'Overview'
  4. When the 'Overview' data is displayed in the MFD, the current memory name (ie 'Since start', 'Long-term' or 'Since refuelling') will also be shown.
  5. Press 'OK' repeatedly to cycle through the 3 memories

Apologies to all if that wasn't clear.
 
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... Had a look & poke about today & it turns out I only have "since start data" displayed on my dials.
In fact it also turns out that's the only option I have, I don't have the "overview" option on my MFD menu. 馃し鈥嶁檪锔忦煠
So what options are listed in Driving Data in the MFD ? Don't just go by what you see, you have to use the Up/Down buttons to scroll through the list as there may be more items than fit in one screenful.

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And what about on your Infotainment screen ? How many sets of driving data are available ?

Touch 'Car' on the right side of the screen, then if driving data isn't shown, touch the 'Selection' icon on the left side of the bottom menus bar, then touch 'Driving data' in the pop-up menu list.Once Driving data is displayed, swipe left or right, or touch the '<' (left) or '>' (right) chevrons to cycle through the different driving data memories.

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Well if you're happy @Vernerbongo2 that's all that matters.

I have consumption displayed in my left dial and it always mirrors what I select in the MFD (that centre bit between the dials). What is displayed in the MFD can be altered as I've described above. If yours is currently displaying 'Since refuelling', try pressing the 'OK' button on the right of the steering wheel. The MFD should then display 'Since start', press OK again and the MFD will should display 'Long-term' (I think that is the correct sequence), press OK once more and the MFD should revert back to displaying 'Since refuelling'.

As the MFD cycles through these 3 sets of data, the Consuption dial should also change to show the same data set. If your Consumption dial doesn't follow the MFD then that might be a difference between 2018 and 2019 cars. Perhaps some others will confirm if their 2018 cars are like yours or mine. But as I said, if you are happy then you may prefere just to leave it as it is.
 
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