Understanding Your Dash

The dash panel is equipped with the following controls, from left to right:

  • Master switch with red safety cover

  • Starter button

  • Run switch

  • Fuel pump switch

  • Steering wheel controls:

    • Paddle shift controls

    • Black N-Sel button

    • Red PTT Button

  • AiM dash / data logger

  • Auxiliary switch

  • Rain light strobe switch

  • DRL strobe / running lights 3 position switch

  • Mechanical brake bias control

Controls in Depth

Master Switch - With the cover pushed down all power to the car is disconnected. Lift the cover and raise the master switch to power the car up. The shift system air compressor will be heard running, and it is common to hear the secondary throttle plates perform their power on calibration. The Aim dash will also power on and will show gear position.

Starter Button – With the master switch on, and the run and fuel switches on (all in the upward position) the engine can be started when in Neutral. The engine must be in Neutral to be started. It will not start if in gear, even with the clutch pedal depressed. Start the engine by momentarily pressing the starter button. It is not necessary to hold the button, as the ECU will run the starter for 5 seconds or until the engine starts.

Run Switch – The run switch must be moved to the upward position to start the car. Moving the run switch downward will kill the engine, but the electronics will remain on.

Fuel Pump Switch – The fuel pump switch must be in the upward position to start the car. The fuel pump switch allows the fuel pump to be switched off in the event of a fuel leak. Moving the fuel pump switch downward will kill the engine.

Paddle Shift Controls – The paddle shift controls are positioned behind the steering wheel rim. They are operated by lightly pulling the paddle rearward toward the wheel. The left-hand paddle is used to effect a down shift. The right-hand paddle is used to effect an upshift.

Black N-sel Button – The black neutral select button is provided to allow selection of Neural while operating the gearbox via the paddle shift controls. The gearbox is a sequential six speed gearbox, with Neutral positioned between first and second gears. The black Nsel button tells the GCU you are trying to select Neutral. When pressed, the shift paddle commands the GCU to make only a half shift, up or down respectfully.

To shift into Neutral, half-shift up from 1st (N-sel + right paddle), or half-shift down from 2nd (N-sel + left paddle).

Red PTT Button – The red Push to Talk button is provided should you wish to use a communication radio. The wires are connected through the wheel jumper cable to the wiring harness. A black and white wire can be found in the left-hand wiring harness and are not connected to anything. These wires can be connected to your radio harness to allow control of the PTT function.

AiM Dash Logger – Your dash logger has been set up at the factory with our basic setup. Alarms have been set for Water Temperature and Oil Pressure. If you see warning lights coming on while on track, assess the situation and either pull off and shut down, or slow down and exist that track immediately, then shut down.

The primary page of your dash logger will display your basic engine data and lap time. The Top LEDS have been set up as shift lights. Page 2 of your Aim Dash setup will show front and rear brake pressures. ALWAYS check your brake pressures and balance before entering the racetrack.

Auxiliary Switch – The auxiliary switch is not connected, it is provided as a spare for owner-installed options.

Rain Light Strobe Switch – The rain light strobe switch controls the rear center positioned red led strobe to provide better visibility for approaching vehicles in wet conditions.

DRL Strobe / Running Lights 3 position switch – The DRL strobe / running lights 3 position switch is off when in the center position.

In the upward position, the front DRL’s are switched on in the strobe manner to provide additional visibility to cars ahead of you, so that they have a better chance of seeing you approaching from behind.

When moved to the lower position, this switch turns on the front DRL’s continuously, and also activates the outward rear red led lights at half brightness. This can be useful in darker overcast conditions. These are NOT night driving lights. In this position, the rear brake lights are still active at full brightness under braking.

Mechanical Brake Bias Control – The mechanical brake bias control allows you to adjust the brake Bias balance front to rear. CAUTION It can also set you perfectly to spin the car when you mess with it and get it wrong!

Page 2 of your AIM dash / logger will show you the pressure you generate when pressing the brake pedal for both the front and rear brakes. Typically, you want this set 60-55% to the front, 40-45% to the rear. Do not turn the bias adjuster while pressing the brake pedal.

Turn the bias adjuster to the left formore front brake. Turn it to the right (clockwise) for more rear brake. "Right = Rear Brake"!

ALWAYS Check your brake balance before entering the track, kids love to turn knobs!

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