Shift Lights: Manual Index
The Z1 Dashboard software allows you to easily customize the display to suit your style. This customization is done using the Settings Dialog, accessible by clicking the Settings Icon Settings Icon while not connected to a sim, or by selecting 'Settings' from the menu when not in the car. Note that each instance of the Z1 Dashboard software can have different settings. Changing settings for a particular instance only effects that instance.

The settings dialog contains several tabs with specific settings under each one. This page describes the Shift Lights tab.
This is where you set up how shift lights behave for on-screen dashboards and external LEDs.

Car Details / Connected Device
Shift Lights Settings Tab
Set For All Cars:
By default the settings on this page only effect the currently selected car. You can have different settings for every car in every sim.

If you select this checkbox then when you save the current shift light definition, by clicking the OK button, the definition will be saved for all cars in the currently selected sim, including the default dashboard. This allows you to very easily assign the same shift lights to all cars. Note that if you do this it will overwrite all other car definitions for the sim.

Sim:
This is the name of the sim whose cars you want to edit. This will automatically be set to the currently connected sim. If the Dahsboard is not connected to a sim, then you will have to choose the appropriate one from the list.

Car:
This is the car that you want to edit. Like the sim drop down, this will automatically be set the the currently selected car in the current sim. If the Dashboard is not connected to a sim, or no car is selected in the current sim, then you will have to choose the car from this list. The list only shows cars that are available in the currently selected sim.

Connected Device:
If you have a hardware device that is recognized by the Z1 Dashboard then it will be displayed here. In this example we have an Arduino device connected.

Active Preview:
If this option is selected then whenever you make a change to an action below the device will illuminate the appropriate LEDs effected by that action.

LED Brightness:
This lets you change the brightness of the LEDs on your external device. The higher the number the brighter the LEDs will be.

Illumintation Order / Shift LEDs
Shift Lights Settings Tab
Illumination Order:
This determines the way in which the shift light LEDs will illuminate. If you choose Manual then you will have to enter the specific RPM values into the text fields.

External LEDs override dashboard LEDs:
If this is selected and you are using external LEDs, then any graphic LEDs on dashboards created by the Z1 Designer will not be displayed. In addition the number of LEDs available below will be based on the number of LEDs included in the external device and not the number of LEDs in the dashboard design.

All gears use same RPMs:
If this is selected then all gears will use the same LED illumination points. If unchecked then you can set separate illumination points for each gear.

Reserve for DRS:
If this is selected then the left five LEDs will be used for DRS indications.

LED display:
This indicates when each LED will illuminate and the color of that LED. The Z1 Dashboard supports up to 15 shift light LEDs. The number available for use depends on the current dashboard design or the currently connected external device.

To change when the LEDs will illuminate select the appropriate options above. If you've selected the manual illumination order then you will have to enter each RPM value in the text fields.

Click on the LED color swatch to change its color.

Shift Light Actions
Shift Lights Settings Tab
Rev Limiter:
This option determines how the shift light LEDs will behave when the rev limiter is engaged. The color swatch below the drop down is the color that will be used for the LEDs when this action occurs.

Shift Point:
This option determines how the shift light LEDs will behave when the shift point is reached. The color swatch below the drop down is the color that will be used for the LEDs when this action occurs.

Pit Limiter:
This option determines how the shift light LEDs will behave when the pit limiter is engaged. The color swatch below the drop down is the color that will be used for the LEDs when this action occurs.

Wheel Lock:
This is the color that will be used to show wheel lock indications on the shift LEDs. See the Wheel Lock section of the Car tab to set when wheel lock LEDs are illuminated.

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