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General Discussion / Re: OBD code
« on: September 26, 2010, 02:55:31 PM »
I _believe_ that shows that the vehicle meets CA emission controls and therefore, can be sold in CA (or other states that have the same guidelines).

General Discussion / Changing from one vehicle to another (no loss of info)
« on: September 26, 2010, 02:48:25 PM »
I unplugged the UG from my truck and plugged it into a friend's vehicle to check some codes. I noticed that my gauges stayed on all the screens (as I had them set up). In some cases the gauges I had set up were not available on his vehicle. In that case, those areas were blank. It retained all my averages and trip info. When I plugged it back into my truck, everything was the same as before I removed it.

Good to know that you can plug it into another vehicle to clear codes, for example, and then plug it back into the orginal vehicle with no loss of settings (of course any info changed while in the 2nd vehicle will be recorded).

General Discussion / Re: Custom codes/commands?
« on: September 20, 2010, 12:14:07 PM »
Wanna know a little secret?  Put up an advanced menu option and on the first screen make the user accept that support cannot be offered for this section and to use at your own risk.  You then please both worlds, the end users and the people that that have the ability to use and want a little more than default.  You said it yourself that it is already in place, just disabled, so its not like there's really any extra major programming involved.
Another little secret is that disclaimers seldom hold up in court. That is, at best they offer the manufacture a defense, not a walk.

Also you have the issue of users then being able to more easily reverse engineer the system. How many other companies can you name that offer the option to "hack" their device? Can you name even one? Why does Apple not simple Jailbreak their phones before selling them? They would certainly greatly increase sales. There are _many_ legal issues involved, which is why it's not done.

So please don't blame UG for what they allow or don't allow. It's the nature of all companies.

General Discussion / Re: compatibility issure
« on: August 28, 2010, 09:28:54 PM »
I found the best way to set the gauges is to take the layout in the manual, copy it to a pad of paper and then take it to the device while plugged into the vehicle. You can then go through the 37 gauges and write them down on the pad of paper as you go along. Good in case you need to unplug the device... that way you can set it up again easily.

General Discussion / Connected to my 2006 F150
« on: August 27, 2010, 04:48:32 PM »
Just received my Ultra Gauge in the mail today and connected it to my 2006 F150 FX4. All I can say is, SWEET!

For those wondering if it work as advertised... I can say, YES!

My F150 displays 52 gauges. I've not had a chance to go through them yet but the ones that show up on the default screens are very helpful. There are so many settings on this device I'm going to have some fun setting them all up. Tons of alarms to let you know the status of your vehicle.

General Discussion / Re: Internal AG Temperature
« on: August 23, 2010, 06:04:12 PM »
Thanks for the info and FAST response. Good info and GREAT feature. I have a few GPS units and none have a temp warning... which they really should. Also nice that the temp alarm can be set (from what I read). Ordered mine yesterday and looking forward to getting it.

General Discussion / Internal AG Temperature
« on: August 23, 2010, 04:10:27 PM »
I'm wondering why this device monitors it's own internal temperature. Will excessive heat damage it... and if so, what is the operating temp range of the device?

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