Tacho universal v2008 is the newest version 07/2008, which Fully support European, American and Asian vehicle types, most of which can be adjusted via OBD-II diagnostic plug.The most popular sold programming-device for digital speedometers worldwide. Tacho Pro 2008 system is a high-quality tool, which offers a maximum of flexibility and working comfort despite simplest operation. The system is a high-quality tool, which offers a maximum of flexibility and working comfort despite simplest operation. You can serve almost any vehicle with the Tacho Universal.
Forthis amazing tool ,But how to use it,which seems like a not simple work,now we would like to share the method step by step.
Step 1:Power supply
The Universal Dash Programmer handheld is powered with 12 V by a 3,5 mm maniple (port 1). Please use an AC adapter with at least 500 mA, better 1 A. External power supply is necessary when programming a detached odometer. When programming through the diagnostic port, the handed is powered by the car through the port. The diagnostic plug is positioned in port 3.
Warning: When programming through the diagnostic port, do not supply the handheld with power through port 1!
When supplying the handheld with power, you can see the start menu in the display. It offers the possibility, to change the backlight by pressing the STOP button. With button 0 you can make an update (software updates). Press OK to continue.
Now the handheld is asking for a password. This function is always activated when you get a Universal Dash Programmer, but you can switch it off (options).
Step 3: Software Updates
Tacho v 2008 Software updates can be installed by yourself to the handheld. You only need a DOS or Windows computer with a serial port and a 0-modem cable: PLEASE ERASE all eep’s before updating you Universal Dash Programmer!!!!
1. Connect the cable to your computer(com 1 or com 2) and port 2 on the handheld. 2. When starting the handheld, choose SYNC for update. 3. Start the update program that you have received from us and make sure that you have a working internet connection. 4. wait until you see “RESET” on the display. 5. For new types please contact us to get the code you have to type in under update special.
After the start menu, you see the main menu with the different manufacturers and the menu OPTIONS, UPDATE and SYNC. With button 8 you can move up, with button 2 down. Then the bar is on the desired menu, press OK. If you have chosen a wrong menu, you can quit by pressing STOP.
New PIN First you have to enter the old PIN. Then the handdeld asks you for the new PIN that you have to repeat again. The password consists of a combination of pressing 6 button of your choice.
Erase With this menu you erase all data that you have saved before. First you have to press E to verify, then you have to enter your PIN.Clear 1 EEP Here you can erase the last data you have saved.
Verify PIN With this menu you can switch on or off the password function when starting the handheld. With the button STOP you can switch it off. To switch it off you have to verify it with the password.
Menu updater This is for new software, for example new manufacturers or models can be unlocked with this function. Therefore contact us.
NOTE:Generally software improvements are installed by the start menu (0 for update).in the main menu updater is only used to unlock new programs.
Menu SYNC Used for saving data from your handheld to your computer. This is done with the program Universal Dash and a 0-modem-cable. Choose SYNC when the program asks for it.