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Adjusting info display after battery disconnect

Every time I need to disconnect my battery for whatever reason, the information display does not work correctly. Specifically, the outdoor temperature just display three dashes "---" and the display does not show the air-flow pictures when I changed the fan settting or source. It does show the compass and the date/time but nothing more. It has always worked correctly before I had to disconnect the battery terminals for cleaning. A dealer service rep got it working for me the first time but now I can't remember what he did and the owner's manual says nothing about it. Anyone know how to reset the display??

Thanks!! D. Bond

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  • rv_bond Oct 08, 2008

    I solved the problem by disconnecting the negative battery terminal while the key was in the ignition which did reset all the displays. All is working fine now. You may want to add this tip to your repetoire. Thanks for replying.



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The instruments you talk of don't have a memory that retains info if the battery power is lost, the technician has a little back up power supply that goes in the cigar lighter to avoid this loss of memory.

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    yadayada Oct 08, 2008

    I doubt I will ever see this again, but always remember it.



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