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Ultragauge rip off

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dsmooth87, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Jul 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    Dsmooth87

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    bought a brand new ultraguage. and now my screen looks like this. it wont let me flip through to different screen settings no matter what i press. and it keeps restarting constantly, only to return to this screen... it doesn't even beep when buttons are pressed.

    photo.jpg
     
  2. Jul 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    brandonn

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    Call ultragauge and get a new one.. these things happen sometimes with electronics.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    rcbs204

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  4. Jul 29, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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    This. I am sure they will work with you with no problems.
     
  5. Jul 29, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    Dsmooth87

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    There is a bug in the UltraGauge EM 1.2 which will result in a garbled display when the current page is changed. Typically this happens when changing the page to page 6 or 7. Once garbled, UltraGauge will then reboot after ~16 seconds. At this point UltraGauge will continue to reboot every ~16 seconds.

    To restore UltraGauge, please follow the procedure below.

    The bug is caused by unassigning a gauge. For example, if RPM is assigned to zone 1, and this assignment is removed by changing the zone for RPM to blank, the display will become garbled next time the page is changed.
    Avoid this issue by not individually unassigning gauges.
    Please note that it is not necessary to first unassign a zone before assigning a new gauge to that zone.
    For example, If Zone 1 is set to RPM, but you would like zone 1 assigned to MPH, simply assign MPH to zone 1. This will automatically unassign RPM, without issue.
    If you would like to leave zones unassigned to make the display less populated with gauges, considering changing the gauge display format to display 4 gauges instead of 6.

    If you must unassign a gauge, the "Unassign All Gauges" command can be used. This will unassign all gauges on all pages and then new page/zone/gauge assignments can be made.
    MENU --> Gauge/Page Menu .. --> Select Gauge/Page --> Unassign All Gauges


    Restoring a garbled display:
    1. Unplug UltraGauge
    2. Set the ignition to the RUN position
    3. Press and hold the MENU key.
    4. Plug in UltraGauge.
    5. Wait 5 seconds, Release the MENU key. The MENU system will start.
    6. Select UltraGauge Setup.. --> Restore ALL Defaults.

    You will then be prompted to confirm. Once confirmed UltraGauge will reboot and begin Scanning for the interface and protocol used. Once found UltraGauge will begin Gauge discovery.
     
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    Interesting. Thanks for the follow-up.
     
  7. Jul 29, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    Mine took a crap...after I yanked on the cable with my foot and it exploded when it hit my dash. Ooops.

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  8. Jul 29, 2012 at 7:51 PM
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    ^ Derp move.
     
  9. Jul 29, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    Derp person.
     
  10. Jul 29, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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    Never had an issue with my UG but good to know the re-boot procedure. I no longer have the UG in the truck switched gauges.

    The UG gauge before the switch:
    [​IMG]


    New Gauge:
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jul 29, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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    Felt cheap (the buttons on back barely worked) and it took way too long to calibrate, so I sent mine back.
     
  12. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:36 AM
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    What exactly is that you did there?
     
  13. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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    Areoforce gauge in the 4wd selector spot.
     
  14. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:48 AM
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    Pugga

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    I'd rather have the 4wd Selector :cool:
     
  15. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:49 AM
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    So where did you move the 4x4 switch Round ii ?
     
  16. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    Pugga

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    I'd guess he didn't have one to relocate...
     
  17. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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    Thanks. Nice product, but @ $249 it's also hell-of-a expensive. :eek:
     
  18. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    I suppose that would be the ultimate 4wd selector relocation! :D
     
  19. Jul 30, 2012 at 8:03 AM
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    Don't need one
    The garbage
    He had one
    The twin sticks were way more expensive than the gauge.
    :thumbsup:

    Also, that gauge has a remote.
     
  20. Jul 30, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    Alright Ben, I'm confused... :confused:
     
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