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Another Flight Deck question(6 posts)

Another Flight Deck questionmoneyman
Jun 14, 2001 8:32 AM
I just replaced a defective 6500 head unit with a new 6501. It no longer "auto-starts". I do not have the new 6501 installation manual, so I am at a loss to figure this out. Does the 6501 have an auto-start function? How do I get it to work? Thanks for your help.
re: Another Flight Deck questionJofa
Jun 14, 2001 8:39 AM
Press the button A on the back of the actual unit to wake it up. They don't tell you this but the general consensus is that this is the only way to do it. Frustrating, I know, but you only have to do it at the start of your ride.
re: Another Flight Deck questionbear
Jun 14, 2001 5:35 PM
the A botton is correct,,i got the 6501 on a ultegra and the darn thing doesnt display the gears,,,not very happy with it and also I hate having to worry about pressing the botton when out of sadlle,,I think is a bad product...I am going back to my vetty
re: Another Flight Deck questionDrD
Jun 14, 2001 9:17 PM
One suggestion - RTFM - on page 13 of the 6501 manual they tell you all about the powersave function. You can press either of the buttons on the back of the unit to wake it up (i.e., the "A" or the "B" button)
re: Another Flight Deck questionJofa
Jun 16, 2001 12:34 PM
Heh, Lol. I rarely RTFM properly, and in this case you're absolutely right.... Sorry, Big S. Also, to the guy who said his gears weren't displaying, it's probably dodgy contacts in the lever/ computer junction: unscrew it, and fiddle with the contacts.
It goes into powersave mode after 30 minDrD
Jun 14, 2001 9:21 PM
After 30 minutes of idle time (i.e., no buttons pushed or motion at the speed sensor) the unit goes into powersave mode. You can wake it up by hitting either of the buttons on the back of the unit (the "A" or the "B" button) - the 6501 was designed with the wireless harness in mind - I imagine they have it power down because the sensor drains power while sitting there idle.