Providing the numerous telltale (ICON) or message functions (typically 12 to 20) in current automotive instrumentation is costly and a styling nightmare. This is true even though many of these warnings will never be activated during the vehicle lifetime. The new Miniature Telltale Module provides a compact, low cost solution by combining six telltale functions into one unit.
A unique memory feature “stores” the last image selected and allows the input power to be momentary. The use of 2, 3 or 4 modules per instrument cluster allows styling flexibility and simplifies instrument cluster construction including case complexity, tooling leadtime and cost.