Dakota Digital Multi Gauge Utv 1200 Users Manual

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This gauge has an hour meter and
odometer preset option available only
for the first 1.0 engine hour and 10
miles (16km). See “ODO/HR
PRESET” for instructions.

Multi Gauge for
2008 Yamaha Rhino

Operation menu
Left switch functions
Pressing the left switch during normal gauge operation will move through the below commonly viewed functions
for convenience.



Clock (hold left switch to set)
Setting clock:
Left switch press moves between hours and minutes
Right switch press changes current value
Hold left switch again to exit clock set mode

Right switch functions
Pressing the right function switch during normal operation will scroll through the following display functions. A
heading will first appear after each press to display the currently selected function. After about 2 seconds, the
display will show the data for the selected function.
trip A
trip b
srv mi(srv km)
srv hr

s 0000
sh 000
00 mph(00 KPH)
r 0000

Trip A (hold right switch to reset)
Trip B (hold right switch to reset)
Count down Service odometer if enabled (hold right switch to reset)
Count down service hour meter if enabled (hold right switch to reset)
Alternate speed display (hold right switch to change primary unit)
Tachometer displays in information center
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Disconnect the battery to prevent possible damage to the electrical system or gauge during install.
Remove the stock gauge or indicator panel (see service manual for removal instructions). The UTV gauge will mount
in this mounting location.
Remove the seats, console/engine cover, front engine cover, and center floor/front drive shaft cover (refer to service
manual). This allows access to sensor locations on the engine and wire routing locations.


Oil sender installation:
a. Turn the provided oil sender into the oil
pressure sender hose fitting. Sealant tape
may be used on this sender as the gauge
provides ground through the harness.
b. Tighten the sender into the fitting with
appropriate wrenches.
c. Cut either one of the hoses going to the oil
cooler toward the front of the engine to allow
the installation of the oil sender T-fixture. It
doesn’t matter which hose. Have some rags
handy as the hose will leak some oil.
d. Place a hose clamp onto each end of the cut
oil cooler hose. Two hose clamps are
included with the gauge.
e. Insert the fitting into the hose and tighten
hose clamps onto hose and fitting.
f. Remove terminal thumb nuts on oil pressure
sender and put ring terminals from oil
sender harness onto the terminals. Secure
with terminal thumb nuts. The sender terminals don’t have a polarity so just connect one wire to each terminal.
g. Route oil sender harness up to the gauge mounting location. Zip tie the harness with provided zip ties so that it
will not be pinched or damaged.
h. Be sure to check engine oil level and add oil if needed.


Route the wires from the UTV gauge through the hole in the gauge opening and place gauge into opening. Secure
the gauge with the three provided washers and thumb nuts.
Plug the four pin connector from the oil pressure harness into the four pin connector in back of gauge.
Locate the 6 pin gauge connector in the Rhino harness. This connector will be located close to the gauge mount
location on the under hood side of the dash panel.
Plug the 6 pin gauge connector 6 pin connector on the Rhino.
Reconnect battery.
Turn the key on and verify that the gauge functions as expected.
Start engine and check for oil leaks. Shut off engine.
If there are no oil leaks, reinstall the floor panels, engine covers and seats as described in the service manual.
Installation is now complete. If you experience difficulties check the troubleshooting section in this manual.


a. To enter setup for speed calibration changes: Press and hold left switch while starting engine.
b. To enter setup for all other setup options: Press and hold left switch while turning the key on.
-Press the left switch to move through the menus or change the settings after a menu option is selected.
-Hold the left switch for more than 2 seconds to scroll through options or settings
-Press the right switch to select a menu option or to save a setting and go back to the menu.

Release switch to enter setup menu
Information menu
Displays software version
Current software version
Displays current speed cal value
Current speed cal value
Returns to info menu
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Speed gauge menu
Select unit for speed
Toggle between MPH and KPH (select unit to use for calibration)
Auto calibrate speed to a marked mile or kilometer
Pulls up all values  on speed and speed pulses in odometer
Press Right switch to finish cal and save value
Adjust speed cal while driving
Each press of left switch toggles direction of adjustment, right switch to save and exit
Sets value of service odometer set when service odometer is reset
Turns off the count down service odometer (default)
500 ( 800)
Sets service to 500 mi or 800 km when resetting service odometer.
Service point can be set in 500 mi (800km) increments.
7500 (12000)
Sets service to 7500 mi or 12000 km when resetting service odometer.
Returns to info menu

W 2250
W 9750

Tachometer gauge menu
Sets update rate for tachometer readout screen
tach updates at slowest rate (default)


Gauge option menu
Set high voltage warning point (default 15.4V)
Set low voltage warning point (default 11.1 V)
Set low oil pressure warning point (default 9 PSI)
Set high water temp warning point and set temperature unit (default 251F)
Select temp unit, press left switch to change, right switch to save
Select high warning, left switch to change, right switch to save
Returns to info menu

-7 SEC
+7 SEC
St odo
Set hr

Option menu
Adjust dimming point on gauge
Dimming function is off
Gauge will dim when light on gauge face is very low (default)
7 selectable dimming levels
Gauge will dim early when more light is on gauge face
Enables/disables dim output for other gauges
Dim output will be high when gauge is dimming
Dim output will be disabled (default)
Selects which gauges provide a warn out signal on warn out wire (default all on)
Gauges that provide signal out are lit up, left switch to change, right switch to save
Warn output wire is disabled
Adjust clock speed for accuracy
Subtract 7 seconds from clock every 24 hrs


Leaves setup menu if selected


fastest update on tach
Sets RPM warning point (default 5500 RPM)
Minimum warning point of 2250 RPM
Warning point can be set in 250 RPM increments
Maximum warning point of 9750 RPM
Sets service hour value used when resetting count down service hour meter
Service hour meter disabled (default)
Minimum service hour set point
Service hour reset point can be set in 10 hr increments
Maximum service hour set point
Returns to info menu

No adjustment to factory clock speed (default)
Add seven seconds to clock every 24 hrs
Allows presetting of odometer value on initial install (not available after 10 miles / 16km)
Allows presetting of hour meter value on initial install (not available after 1.0 hrs)
Returns to info menu
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This setup option allows calibrating to a known mile or kilometer. By default, the speed is calibrated to use the Rhino
Factory speed signal. Calibration should only be needed if the factory calibration is no longer correct due to changes to
tires or gearing.
1. Start with vehicle at the beginning of the marked mile or kilometer and turn the key off.
2. Start engine while holding the left switch to enter setup.
3. Select speed option in setup and select appropriate unit (if you will be calculating to a known kilometer choose KPH,
else choose MPH).
4. Select the Auto option. The gauge will light all the displays and the speed display will read 
5. Begin driving the mile or kilometer. The message center will read the number of pulses read from the speed signal.
This value cannot be used to determine if a mile or kilometer has been driven.
6. At the end of the mile or kilometer, stop the vehicle and press the right switch to save the new speed calibration. The
gauge will return to the speed setup menu.
This setup option allows adjustment to speed while driving. By default, the speed is calibrated to use the Rhino Factory
speed signal. Calibration should only be needed if the factory calibration is no longer correct due to changes to tires or
1. Start vehicle while holding the left switch to enter setup.
2. Select speed option in setup and select appropriate unit (if you will be calculating to a known kilometer choose KPH,
else choose MPH).
3. Select the ADJUST option. The gauge will light all the displays and the message center will read ADJUST
4. Follow another vehicle traveling at a constant known speed. Hold the left switch to begin increasing the speed
reading. To decrease the speed reading, release the switch and press and hold the switch again.
5. The direction of adjustment will change each time the switch is released.
6. When the speed has been adjusted, press the right switch to save the new speed calibration. The gauge will return
to the speed setup menu.
Within the first 10 miles (16 km) and 1.0 engine hours after first installing the gauge, the option is available for a ONE
TIME preset of the odometer and hour meter to the reading(s) of the previous gauge. If this option is not used within the
first 10 miles (16 km) or 1.0 engine hours or an incorrect reading is saved, the gauge will need to be returned to Dakota
Digital for any odometer/hour meter adjustment. The procedure to preset the meters is as follows:
1. If setting odometer select st odo option in setup. If setting hour meter select set hr.
2. For odometer preset, verify that correct unit is displayed above message center. If not, turn key off to leave setup
and use unit option under speed to set correct unit. NOTE: Preset MUST be done with correct unit or odometer
will not be set correctly!
3. The current odometer / hour meter value is displayed with the first digit blinking
4. Press and release the left switch to change the digit. Press and release the right switch to move on to the next digit.
5. Repeat step 4 until all digits are set. After tenths digit is set, press and release the right switch.
6. Water temp display will read “”. Check the current unit (if in odo preset) and the odometer / hour meter value to
make sure it is correct. If not, press and release the right switch to go back and make changes.
7. NOTE: Check the displayed odometer value VERY carefully before next step. After selecting yes, you will no
longer be able to change the odometer / hour meter.
8. If the settings are all correct, press and release the left switch. Water temp display will read “”.
9. Press and release the right switch to preset the odometer / hour meter to the new value.
This gauge has two service meters. These are a countdown hour meter and a countdown odometer. Both service meters
can be disabled, or enabled independently. This allows for setting of two individual service points, one based on engine
run time, the other based on odometer. This could also allow for setting a service point on whichever service point comes
first, hourly or odometer.
When the setup point is reached, SERVICE DUE will scroll in the message center. Pressing either switch will clear the
message until the next time the key is turned on. Once the service has been done, use the left switch to select the service
meter that is due (display will show a negative value or zero). Press and hold the right switch to reset the service meter to
the value set in setup.
The service meter can be disabled by selecting  in setup. If a new value is set for the service meter, and the meter was
previously set to OFF, the service message may immediately be displayed. Reset the service meter to begin a new
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The dim out option allows the dim output to be turned on or off. The dim output is used if you have installed other Dakota
Digital gauges and would like this gauge to also control the dimming of these gauges. If the dim out option is turned on,
12v is sent out on the dim out wire when the gauge is dimming. In this mode, the gauge will be either in dim mode or full
brightness mode.
If no other gauges are to be dimmed, this option can be set to off. In this mode the gauge will fade when dimming and
gauge dimming will be less noticeable.

Gauge does not light up

Gauge has bad ground or power

Speed reads incorrectly
Gauge does not dim
Gauge is always dim

Speedometer needs to be recalibrated
Dim level is set to off or set too low
Dim level is set too high
Light sensor over left switch is covered
No sender connected.

 is displayed in fuel or
oil display
 is displayed in fuel or
oil display.

Sensor wire is shorted to ground.

SERVICE DUE is scrolled
in the message center

One of the countdown service meters
has reached zero

ERR 01 to ERR 99 is
displayed in the message
ERR B.1 is displayed in
message center
ERR B.2 is displayed in
message center

The Rhino engine computer is sending
error codes to the gauge.

ERR B.3 is displayed in
message center

Check connections to wiring harness and check
wiring harness and gauge wires for pinched or
broken wires.
See setup for speed calibration instructions.
Set dim level to higher level (see setup)
Set dim level to lower level (see setup)
Make sure left side of lens is not covered.
Check proper connection to sender. Check for
broken or pinched sensor wires.
Check sensor wire harness for correct connection
to sensor. Check for pinched or broken sensor
wire harness.
Perform service and reset service meter by
holding right switch when service meter is
displayed. If service meter operation is not
desired, disable service meter by setting to  in
the setup menu.
See your Yamaha dealer for appropriate service.

Gauge has poor bus connection to
Rhino engine computer.
Bus wire is always in high state.

Check for good connection to gauge harness.

Gauge bus circuit damaged.
Bus wire is shorted to ground.

Repair needed.
Check for shorts to ground on bus wire. Check for
proper connection to Rhino harness.

Check for shorts to 12V on bus wire.


Data bus
Keyed power
Fuel sender
Constant power

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DAKOTA DIGITAL offers complete service and repair of its product line. In addition, technical consultation is available to help you work through any questions or
problems you may be having installing one of our products. Please read through the Troubleshooting Guide. There, you will find the solution to most problems.
Should you ever need to send the unit back for repairs, please call our technical support line, (605) 332-6513, to request a Return Merchandise Authorization
number. Package the product in a good quality box along with plenty of packing material. Ship the product by UPS or insured Parcel Post. Be sure to include the RMA
number on the package, and include a complete description of the problem with RMA number, your full name and address (street address preferred), and a telephone number
where you can be reached during the day. Any returns for warranty work must include a copy of the dated sales receipt from your place of purchase. Send no money. We will
bill you after repair.

Dakota Digital 24 Month Warranty
DAKOTA DIGITAL warrants to the ORIGINAL PURCHASER of this product that should it, under normal use and condition, be proven defective in material or
workmanship within 24 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, such defect(s) will be repaired or replaced at Dakota Digital’s option.
This warranty does not cover nor extend to damage to the vehicle’s systems, and does not cover removal or reinstallation of the product. This Warranty does not
apply to any product or part thereof which in the opinion of the Company has been damaged through alteration, improper installation, mishandling, misuse, neglect, or
This Warranty is in lieu of all other expressed warranties or liabilities. Any implied warranties, including any implied warranty of merchantability, shall be limited to
the duration of this written warranty. Any action for breach of any warranty hereunder, including any implied warranty of merchantability, must be brought within a period of 24
months from date of original purchase. No person or representative is authorized to assume, for Dakota Digital, any liability other than expressed herein in connection with
the sale of this product.

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