Update – iDash DataMonster or iDash Super Gauge

Instructions for updating your Banks iDash DataMonster or iDash Super Gauge.

Before updating your Banks iDash DataMonster or iDash Super Gauge, check to see if an update is needed. Please read through the instructions below before beginning the update process.

1. Download firmware file below

Firmware works with:
All iDash DataMonster and SuperGauge

IMPORTANT: If the current version of your iDash is 1.18.3 or older, you will be performing a major update. If you have created custom pages, these may need to be manually recreated after updating the firmware. It is recommended to take a photo of each custom page so that you can quickly recreate your previously saved pages, layouts, and parameters.

OBD and Tuner versions
Download – iDash_6288X_05_1_24_0.zip

2. Insert micro-SD card into PC

Using a USB SD card reader or similar device, insert a micro-SD card into your computer.

Note: Make sure that any previous update files have been properly removed from the microSD card. Not doing so can cause unexpected results.

micro-SD card is included with iDash 1.8 if you added the data logging option. Otherwise, any micro-SD card from 1GB up to 16GB will work with the iDash

3. Locate downloaded file

Open Windows File Explorer and Locate the micro-SD card drive

4. Move file to micro-SD card

Transfer firmware file to micro-SD card by dragging files onto SD card drive

 4b. Extract the firmware download

Right-click on the downloaded “.zip” file you just downloaded. On a PC select “Extract Here”, on a Mac select “Open”.

 4c. Move files out of folder onto microSD card.

After extracting the files, move them out of the folder onto the microSD card. If you don’t do this step, your iDash will not be able to locate the necessary files.

 5. Eject micro-SD card

Eject and remove micro-SD card from computer

6. Start Vehicle

The iDash will remain on as long as it sees an RPM signal. We recommend updating the firmware while the vehicle is running. If that’s not possible, simply click the down button to wake it up and any time.

7. Insert micro-SD card into iDash

In your vehicle, insert micro-SD card into the front of the iDash

8. Enter the Menu Screen

Press the Select button (top right) to enter menu screen

9. Select “Firmware Update”

Use the Up and Down buttons to highlight “Firmware Update” then press the Select button

10. Select the gauge you want to update

Use the Up and Down buttons to highlight “iDash Primary” or “iDash Secondary x” then press the Select button

11. Select firmware downloaded in step 1

Select the proper firmware file that you downloaded in step 1

Note: If your vehicle has two firmware files try the first file, if you receive an error message try the second file.

12. Follow prompts and wait for install

Follow iDash prompt and wait for the firmware to install (approximately 1 min).

Note: If iDash does not reboot on its own, tap down key to wake it up

Do not remove the micro-SD card, or turn the vehicle off, during the update.

13. Test Update

Once iDash firmware update is complete, start your vehicle. Verify the gauges display data correctly and verify the firmware is updated to the correct version in System Info Menu.

Congratulations! You are done updating your Banks iDash DataMonster or Super Gauge.