Update – iDash 1.8 Super Gauge

Instructions for updating your Banks iDash 1.8 Super Gauge.

If you are interested in updating your Banks iDash 1.8 Super Gauge, follow the instructions on this page.

Before updating your Banks iDash 1.8 Super Gauge, check to see if an update is needed.

Please read through the entire process before beginning the update process.


1. Download firmware file below

Firmware works with:
62882 – iDash 1.8 CAN SuperGauge
62900 – iDash 1.8 CAN DataMonster
62885 – iDash 1.8 BB1 SuperGauge
62889 – iDash 1.8 BB1 DataMonster

Download – iDash_1_8_SuperGauge_6288X-05-1_12.zip


2. Insert micro-SD card into PC

Using a USB SD card reader or similar device, insert 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 32GB will work with the iDash 1.8


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. Insert micro-SD card into iDash 1.8

In your vehicle, insert micro-SD card into the front of the iDash 1.8


7. Turn Key to “ON”

Turn ignition key to “run” position (do not start engine)


8. Wake the iDash 1.8

Press any button to wake up the iDash 1.8


9. Enter the Menu Screen

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


10. Select “Firmware Update”

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


11. Select the gauge you want to update

Use the Up and Down buttons to highlight “iDash 1.8 Primary” or “iDash 1.8 Secondary x” then press the Select button


12. 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.


13. Follow prompts and wait for install

Follow iDash 1.8 prompt and wait for the firmware to install (approximately 1 min).

WARNING! Do not remove micro-SD card or turn the vehicle off during update


14. Test Update

Once iDash 1.8 Super Gauge 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 1.8 Super Gauge.