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Old 03-18-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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The convoluted instructions......

.... for the in-dash computer control system. I've played with it quite a bit and have it SOMEWHAT figured out. Has anyone found any better write up on it than what's in the FL manual??

A lot of it I've managed to deduce on my own, but on my favorites display I've got TWO odometer entries and I can't replace either one of them with some other piece of info.

I've heard other owners say the same thing, so hopefully I won't look TOO stup by starting this thread.

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Old 03-19-2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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I to was frustrated with the dash info ststem. At one point I had 3 ODO readings. Just finished Camp Freightliner. Most of us had the same issue. Mike Cody, the instructor, had a demo that made it so obvious and I could not believe how easy it was to program mine when I got back to my coach. I don't think you will figure ut out from the owners manual. If you get a chance take the course it is terrific, informative, and really explains how complex the MH can be. You might want to try to contact Mike and see if he can walk you through the system. I have tried for months but probably could not explain it well enough
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Bill that's funny that you posted this. We sat in the class and no one had it figured out. Mike did get us up and running with the program and it made since then. I hope I remember when I get home. He gave us a cd that had a lot of good info on it. I will look at it and if I can e mail you that part I will. Marty I'm very happy with the repairs. Good luck.
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Bill that's funny that you posted this. We sat in the class and no one had it figured out. Mike did get us up and running with the program and it made since then. I hope I remember when I get home. He gave us a cd that had a lot of good info on it. I will look at it and if I can e mail you that part I will. Marty I'm very happy with the repairs. Good luck.

Believe it or not I DID eventually figure it out shortly after posting the OM. What they don't tell you in the book, is that holding the "joystick" to the right for 5 seconds does two different things depending upon whether or not one of the items in the favorites list is white on black (HIGHLIGHTED) or they all are black on white (no item HIGHLIGHTED).

Other than that, the book is "somewhat" useful to get it all figured out. When you want to change a favorite item WITHIN the same category just push right for an instant. Doing this you can cycle thru all the possible selections WITHIN a category. To change categories altogether hold the five seconds. This is while ANY line on the display is highlighted. The new category will replace the one on the highlighted line in the display.

BUT...... if you hold right for 5 seconds while no line is highlighted, then you will go into the setup/maint/diag menu as shown in the manual.

Finally, if you want to go into setup/maint/diag mode but a line IS highlighted, just wait a few seconds and the highlight inverse will go away, so you can then hold right and get there.

Pushing left will exit to a higher menu and possibly offer you an chance to reset any "reset-able" item (like average mileage, for example).

With this info and a few minutes of tinkering, I believe most can get it configured. I happen to be retired from 38 years in the computer business and have a pretty analytic mind and this process is analogous to computer hacking (TRUE definition of hacking; hacking is NOT NECESSARILY evil as most would believe).

SO..... in keeping with my old profession, anyone whom this helps can feel free to send me the $50 (consulting fee)

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Old 03-20-2013, 06:59 PM   #5
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My time feature is 1.5 hrs fast and has been since i got the unit.... Drives me NUTS!!!!! When you go to it and try to change it, it tells you that that field can't be changed....

I've never owned anything that I can't set the time on it.....
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My time feature is 1.5 hrs fast and has been since i got the unit.... Drives me NUTS!!!!! When you go to it and try to change it, it tells you that that field can't be changed....

I've never owned anything that I can't set the time on it.....
Do you mean your regular clock??? If you can't set your current time, then I'd say you have corrupted software in the computer.

I know that when setting the current time the only way to exit with saving is to "walk" the cursor all the way over to the right side of the display (right digit of miinutes, I think) and then press right one additional time.

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