Had the chance to see the tech manuals on the new X3 and X5 series. You guys/gals probably know better by now what models are replacing what.
The X3 and X5 will have a digital dash. The instrument panel will include an ICC / ECU almost like the 1 Series. All safety switches and conditions are monitored by the ICC. Diagnostic codes are now a part of life. It will be a very basic system.
Some added features are...
A way to toggle the hour meter to read actual engine RPM's. The dash it self shows a bar graph RPM range only. The hour meter, when toggled, will read actual engine RPM.
A "time out feature". After 30 minutes with the key left on and no one in the seat, the machine will go into a sleep mode. All lighting, back lighting of the dash and fuel solenoid, will be shut off. Cycle the key and you have full power again.
Starter 'Crank time". After cranking for a total of 60 seconds, in 15 second increments, the unit will go into a starter cool down mode for 60 seconds.
Diagnose Switch Operations
In diagnostic mode, it is possible to verify that the ICC is
receiving certain switch signals.
Enter machine diagnostic mode. (See Entering Diagnostic
Mode.) CYCLE KEY SWITCH 3 TIMES AND LEAVE ON THE 3RD TIME> You are now in diag mode.
NOTE: A lower numbered switch must be released
before a higher number is displayed.
Press the reverse pedal. The ICC displays “9000” on the
LCD portion of the ICC and lights the red “Stop” indicator,
to show that it is working.
Press the brake pedal. The ICC displays “9001”.
Place the key switch into the start position. The ICC
displays “9002” on the LCD portion of the ICC and lights
the amber “Caution” indicator, to show that it is working.
Press the RIO switch. The ICC displays “9003”.
Pull the PTO switch up to the RIO position. The ICC
With the seat occupied, the ICC displays “9005”.
This is just some generic stuff I picked up while reading during my "lunch" time.
I kinda like the diag mode deal. It will test the wiring to and from the ICC and the switch itself. FYI, the z800 series and the z900 series have a diag mode too. Cycle key sw 3x, leave on the 3rd time. Now all those switches can be tested too.
As I find out new stuff I'll pass it along. I have not seen the new operator manuals yet. And have not seen a new X series in person. If anybody has any questions, fire away.