This a library of basic tutorials that can help with some of the features and functions of Dashboss. They are no means complete and occasionally you’ll notice differences in graphics or screen “looks” because we are constantly improving Dashboss and the videos tend to “lag” a little behind. However, they should give you a very good idea of how it all works and the general concepts.
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Very Brief Overview
Basic Navigation ... swipe, tap and double tap
Making the connection
General Overview and Using Your DashBoss
Very Brief OverviewA brief overview of the basic DashBoss system.
Basic Navigation ... swipe, tap and double tapDashboss is kind of a "Swiss Army Knife" and is capable of being used with hundreds of different vehicles in hundreds of different ways depending on what your needs are. The App fires up with a generic set of parameters supported by a wide variety of (primarily gasoline powered) vehicles. The parameters include some pretty generic things like Coolant Temp, Fuel trims, Speed, RPM, etc. These parameters may or may not be relevant (or even supported) by your vehicle … especially if it's a Diesel. However, all is well … you can simply double tap on any gauge or digital parameter, go to the parameter picker and then scroll through the list of available parameters FOR YOUR VEHICLE! When Dashboss connects to your vehicle, it dynamically finds your vehicle's supported parameters and then it allows you to pick from among them. The picker also gives you a little preview that shows you an example (the numbers aren't real) of what the gauge or digital display will look like. You can then set ALERTS and UNITS for each gauge/display. Once you've done it, it's pretty intuitive and each parameter will have a description (tap the ">"). This is true for every time you connect to a new vehicle ... Dashboss will dynamically scan for that vehicle's supported parameters and allow you to pick them from the Parameter Picker. It's very simple to monitor exactly WHAT you want, WHERE you want! Just double TAP (or TAP and HOLD) any gauge and pick what you want, the units you want, and other details.
Making the connectionConnecting the Gateway to the vehicle and Connecting the iPhone®/iPod touch®/iPad® to the Gateway is straight forward. Find the OBDII port, plug in the Gateway and connect to it with your iPhone®/iPad®/iPod touch®. The LEDs on the Gateway can give you a helpful indication of status. ... ... 1. One blue LED lit solid means the Gateway is connected to the iPhone®/iPad®/iPod touch® via BlueTooth. ... 2. When the other blue LED is flashing, it indicates the Gateway and iPhone®/iPad®/iPod touch® are authenticating and negotiating connection details, including encryption and security. ... ******DO NOT START THE APP UNTIL YOU HAVE TWO SOLID BLUE LEDS LIT!******** The way that iOS works means that the authentication has to be complete before the App can see the Accessory, so if you “jump the gun” it may appear not to connect and/or prevent the authentication from finishing. No biggy though, just exit the app and confirm you have TWO BLUE LEDS LIT SOLIDLY (usually it will happen as soon as you exit). Restart the App and you should be good to go! ... When both BLUE LEDs are lit solid, the Gateway and iPhone®/iPad®/iPod touch® are connected, authenticated and ready for use! This may take 10-15 seconds (just like when connecting with OnStar or similar accessories).
General Overview and Using Your DashBossThis is a more in-depth overview of the features and operation of the DashBoss. It includes connecting, navigation, screens, gauges, logging, and customization options.
These tutorials give you basic information about navigation, connection and usage.
Cross Platform Data Logs
DashBoss Cross Platform Data Logs
DashBoss Cross Platform Data LogsThis video shows a log capture, viewing with the new log viewer in DashBoss, emailing the log and viewing it in iOS Mail and on a Desktop (in MacMail)
This demonstrates the powerful new Cross Platform logs! View and interact with the data on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OSX, Linux!
Using Your DashBoss with OPTIONAL external sensors
EGT and Fuel Pressure External sensors on a Ford PowerStroke
EGT ConfigurationOnce you have the external sensors wired up, this is how you set them up in the DashBoss App
EGT and Fuel Pressure External sensors on a Ford PowerStrokeThis video demonstrates the way one of our users has set up his Ford PowerStroke to use fuel pressure and EGT as external sensors. Please note: We sell connection kits, EGT kits and fuel pressure remote kits that make this even easier to set up instead of the DIY method Rich uses. These kits were designed using his input to make this an easier process!
These tutorials demonstrate the optional A/D external sensors MORE INFORMATION
Advanced GM Diagnostics (CASE relearn)
Advanced GM Diagnostics (CASE relearn)This video demonstrates the process to perform a CASE relearn on your compatible GM vehicle.
This tutorial demonstrate a typical CASE relearn. Routine diagnostics are pretty self-explanatory
UPDATING THE GATEWAY (firmware)
Firmware Update Physical Connection
Mac OSX® DashBoss Upgrader App
Update Gateway firmware using a PC®
MANUAL UPDATE for Windows XP/Windows Vista / Windows 7/Windows 10
Firmware Update Physical ConnectionAs shown in the video, you can get a simple $3 USB to mini-USB cable (like many that come with cameras, MP3 players, etc.) and connect the DashBoss Gateway to your PC or Mac’s USB ports. Once you’ve done that, you can follow the video procedure for updating the firmware.
Mac OSX® DashBoss Upgrader AppThis is used to update your Gateway firmware using a Mac® ... Download the ZIP file (*** https://www.dashboss.com/downloads/DashBossUpgraderApp.zip***) and extract it in a folder that is easy to find. To update your gateway, perform the following: ... 1. Plug your Gateway into an available USB port and verify the RED LED next to the USB plug lights up. You will also see a solid YELLOW LED and a blinking YELLOW LED which indicates the gateway is mounted on the USB connection. ... 2. Verify the Gateway shows up as a removable drive and that the file “DELETEME.dhx” is on it ... 3. DOWNLOAD THE DASHBOSS UPGRADER APP to your Mac Desktop and unzip it ... 4. Double click on the App and follow the prompts ... 5. When told to by the App, unplug the Gateway from the USB cable. ... ... NOTE: You will see always see DELETEME.dhx every time you plug in the gateway. It’s not a “real” file, but a placeholder. ...
Update Gateway firmware using a PC®Perform the following: ... 1. DOWNLOAD THE ZIP FILE at **** https://dashboss.com/downloads/publish.htm *** 1. Plug your Gateway into an available USB port and verify the RED LED next to the USB plug lights up. You will also see a solid YELLOW LED and a blinking YELLOW LED which indicates the gateway is mounted on the USB connection. ... 2. Verify the Gateway shows up as a removable drive (you may have to dismiss a auto content dialog thats asks what you want to do with it) Download the Upgrader App (HERE) and run it after it is installed (as shown in the video) ... 3. Simply follow the prompts from the wizard! That’s it! ... 4. EJECT the Gateway removable drive to be sure everything “flushes” to the gateway correctly ( right click on the drive and choose “EJECT”) Now Unplug the Gateway ... NOTE: We’ve seen a couple of instances of Windows “hanging on” to the drive for quite a while after you run the wizard giving an error that it can’t eject because it’s “still in use”. ... If that happens: ... 1. Close ALL the open windows. ... 2. On your task bar (right hand side) find the “safely remove hardware” icon (looks like a USB cable end). ... ... NOTE: You will see always see DELETEME.dhx every time you plug in the gateway. It’s not a “real” file, but a placeholder.
MANUAL UPDATE for Windows XP/Windows Vista / Windows 7/Windows 10This is used to MANUALLY update your Gateway firmware using a PC® Perform the following: .... 1. Plug your Gateway into an available USB port and verify the RED LED next to the USB plug lights up. You will also see a solid YELLOW LED and a blinking YELLOW LED which indicates the gateway is mounted on the USB connection. ... 2. Verify the Gateway shows up as a removable drive (you may have to dismiss an auto content dialog thats asks what you want to do with it) 3. Download the firmware ZIP file (*** https://dashboss.com/downloads/currentfirmware.zip ***) (as shown in the video) ... 4. UNZIP the file downloaded in Step 3 and note there is a file called “Encrypted.dhx” ... 5. Delete the “DELETEME.DHX” file on the DashBoss_tm drive 6. Drag and Drop the ENCRYPTED.DHX file onto the DashBoss drive and wait for it to copy ... 7. EJECT the Gateway removable drive to be sure everything “flushes” to the gateway correctly ( right click on the drive and choose “EJECT”) 8. Now Unplug the Gateway ... ... NOTE: You will see always see DELETEME.dhx every time you plug in the gateway. It’s not a “real” file, but a placeholder.
This procedure is RARELY NEEDED! All units ship with the latest firmware and firmware changes very rarely. If your unit is working fine, it is advisable to check with support before updating the gateway.