Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maidstone, Kent
Re: 147 mileage gauge flashing?
CAN is an acronym for Controller Area Network - a type of computer bus designed by Bosch, originally for automotive use. It allows a number of microprocessors to communicate with each other without the use of a host/manager system.
Its designed to link ECU's/Sensors etc in a car, and allow them to broadcast messages that other controllers can then pickup.
Essentially it provides the communication system between the numerous electronic systems in the car. I think a flashing odometer can indicate a fault on the system - although this is one of many many things it can mean.