Originally Posted by Crawlerado
It really makes no sense from a design standpoint on Honda's part. It's a VERY simple line of code, no physical changes in the display, minimal (infinitesimal) memory required to store 9999 vs 1999.
It's not a memory thing, it's them being too cheap to spend the 10 yen per car on an LCD screen that can read more than 1999! Having two less electroluminescent traces saved them probably the grand total of a sushi dinner over the whole production run of the Insight.
2002 Honda Insight 5MT
280,000 miles, Bumblebee MaxIMA battery, Bumblebee OBDIIC&C gauge