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Taylor-Dunn G-100 Vehicle Controls

The information in this article applies to standard G-100 vehicles. Note that vehicle customization may cause variation from the information in this article.

The G-100 utility vehicle is shown below. 

G-100 utility vehicle


Vehicle controls

1. Cup Holder 

2. Instrument Cluster 

3. Mode Button 

4. Gear Selector (Shifter) 

5. Turf Mode Switch 

6. 12V Auxiliary Outlet 

7. Steering Wheel Adjustment Lever 

8. Ignition/Light Switch

9. Storage Tray 

10. Storage Compartment 


Ignition Switch/Light Switch

OffThe engine is off. Electrical circuits are off, except Acc, 12V
Lights OnLights are on. Electrical circuits are on. Electrical equipment can be used.
Lights OffLights are off. Electrical circuits are on. Electrical equipment can be used. 
StartTurn the key to the START position to engage the electric starter. Turn the key to the LIGHTS ON position after starting the engine.

Standard Turf Switch (if equipped)

The standard turf switch has two positions:  

  • Differential Unlock (1WD/Turf Mode)  
  • Differential Lock/Two Wheel Drive (2WD) 

turf switch


Gear Selector 
To change gears, stop the vehicle. With the engine idling, move the lever (1) to the desired gear. Do not attempt to shift gears with engine speed above idle or while the vehicle is moving.  

G-100 gear selector

HHigh Gear
LLow Gear

Low gear is the primary driving range for the G-100. High gear is intended for use on hard-packed surfaces with light loads. Whenever the vehicle is left unattended, always place the transmission in PARK.  

Tip: Maintaining shift linkage adjustment is important to ensure proper transmission function. Your Taylor-Dunn Dealer can assist in resolving any shifting problems. 

Note: Do not attempt to shift the transmission while the vehicle is moving, or damage to the transmission could result. Always shift when the vehicle is stationary and the engine is at idle. 

Foot Pedals

foot pedals

Brake Pedal: Depress the brake pedal (1) to slow or stop the vehicle. Apply the brakes while starting the engine. When the brake pedal is depressed, the brake light comes on.  

Check the brake light before each ride.  

1. Turn the ignition switch to the LIGHTS ON position.  

2. Apply the brakes. The brake light should come on after about 10 mm (0.4 in.) of pedal travel. 

Throttle Pedal: Push the throttle pedal (2) down to increase engine speed. Spring pressure returns the pedal to the rest position when released. Always check that the throttle pedal returns normally before starting the engine. This vehicle is equipped with a throttle release switch, which is designed to reduce the risk of a frozen or stuck throttle. If the throttle cable should stick in an open position when the operator releases the throttle pedal, engine speed will be limited, and power to the rear wheels will be reduced. 

Instrument Cluster

instrument cluster

1. Speedometer 

2. Indicator Lamps 

3. Mode Button 

4. Rider Information Center 

miles per hour/km per hourVehicle Speed

Standard mode: speed displays in miles per hour. 

Metric mode:  speed displays in kilometers per hour.

G-100 tempOver TemperatureThis lamp illuminates to indicate an overheated engine. If the indicator flashes, the overheating condition remains, and the system will automatically reduce engine power.

Electric Power Steering (EPS) Warning  

(if equipped)

This indicator illuminates briefly when the key is turned to the ON position. If the light remains on, the EPS system is inoperative. Your dealer can assist.
neutralNeutralThis lamp illuminates when the transmission is in NEUTRAL and the ignition key is in the ON position. 
high beamHigh BeamThis lamp illuminates when the headlamp switch is set to high beam. 
seat beltSeat BeltThis lamp is a reminder to the operator to ensure all riders are wearing their seat belts before operating. The driver’s seat belt is equipped with a seat belt interlock. Vehicle speed will be limited to 15 mph (24 km/h) if the seat belt is not secured.
check engineCheck EngineThis indicator appears if an Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) related fault occurs. Do not operate the vehicle if this warning appears. Serious engine damage could result. Your dealer can assist.

Rider Information Center 
The Rider Information Center is in the instrument cluster. All segments will light up for one second at start-up. If the instrument cluster fails to illuminate, a battery over-voltage may have occurred and the instrument cluster may have shut off to protect the electronic speedometer. If this occurs, your dealer can provide proper diagnosis. The information center is set to display standard units of measurement and a 12- hour clock at the factory. 

Rider info center

1Gear IndicatorThis indicator displays gear shifter position.
2Fuel GaugeThe segments of the fuel gauge show the level of fuel in the fuel tank. When the last segment clears, a low fuel warning is activated. All segments including the fuel icon will flash. Refuel immediately. 
3Information Display AreaThis area displays odometer, trip meter, engine hour meter and programmable service hour interval. 
4Under/Over VoltageThis warning usually indicates that the vehicle is operating at an RPM too low to keep the battery charged. It may also occur when the engine is at idle and high electrical load (lights, cooling fan, accessories) is applied. Drive at a higher RPM or recharge the battery to clear the warning. 
5ClockThe clock displays time in a 12-hour or 24-hour format. 
6Service IndicatorA flashing wrench symbol alerts the operator that the preset service interval has been reached. Your dealer can provide scheduled maintenance.
74x4 Indicator
(if equipped)
This indicator illuminates when the 4x4 system is engaged (if equipped).
8Turf Mode Indicator
(if equipped)
This indicator illuminates when the operator unlocks the differential.

Mode Button 
The yellow button located near the instrument cluster is used to toggle through mode options available. 

Display Units 
The display can be changed to display either standard or metric units of measurement.

Tip: To exit the setup mode at any time, wait 10 seconds. The display automatically exits and returns to the odometer display.  

FuelU.S. GallonsLiters, Imperial Gallons
Time12-Hour Clock24-Hour Clock

To change the display units, do the following:  

1. Turn the key to the OFF position.  

2. Press and hold the MODE button while turning the key to the ON position.  

3. When the display flashes the distance setting, tap the MODE button to advance to the desired setting.  

4. Press and hold the MODE button to save the setting and advance to the next display option.  

5. Repeat the procedure to change remaining display settings. 

Clock Mode 
The clock must be reset any time the battery has been disconnected or discharged. 

To set the clock time, do the following:  

1. Turn the key to the ON position. Use the MODE button to toggle to the odometer display.  

2. Press and hold the MODE button until the hour segment flashes. Release the button.  

3. With the segment flashing, tap the MODE button to advance to the desired setting. 

4. Press and hold the MODE button until the next segment flashes. Release the button.  

5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 twice to set the 10-minute and one-minute segments. After completing the one-minute segment, Step 4 will save the new settings and exit the clock mode.  

6. Turn the key to the OFF position. 

Odometer Mode 
The odometer records and displays the distance traveled by the vehicle.  

Trip Meter Mode 
The trip meter records the distance traveled by the vehicle if reset before each trip. To reset, select the trip meter mode. Press and hold the MODE button until the meter resets to zero. In the Rider Information Center, the trip meter display contains a decimal point, but the odometer displays without a decimal point. 

Hour Meter Mode 
This hour meter logs the total hours the engine has been in operation. 

Tachometer Mode 
The engine RPM is displayed digitally.

Tip: Small fluctuations in the RPM from day to day may be normal because of changes in humidity, temperature and elevation. 

Programmable Service Interval 
When the hours of engine operation equal the programmed service interval setting, the wrench icon will flash for five seconds each time the engine is started. When this feature is enabled, it provides a convenient reminder to perform routine maintenance. The service interval is programmed to 50 hours at the factory.  

To change the service interval, do the following:  

1. Press the MODE button until remaining service hours display.  

2. Press and hold the MODE button.  

3. When the service hours flash, press and release the MODE button to advance the hours to the desired setting (including OFF). Press and hold the MODE button to set the new service hour interval. 

Diagnostic Display Mode 
The EFI diagnostic display mode is for informational purposes only. Your Taylor-Dunn Dealer can provide all major repairs. The diagnostic mode is accessible only when the check engine warning indicator activates after the key has been turned on. Leave the key on if you want to view the active code (failure code). The diagnostic mode becomes inaccessible if the key is turned off and on, and the warning indicator is no longer active. This allows the determination of persistent as well as intermittent faults. Inactive codes are stored in the history of the unit. 

Engine Error Codes 
The error screen displays only when the CHECK ENGINE light is on or when it goes on and off during one ignition cycle. Error codes are not stored. When the key is turned OFF, the code and message is lost but will reappear if the fault reoccurs after restarting the engine. If the CHECK ENGINE light illuminates, retrieve the error codes from the display.  

1. If the error codes are not displayed, use the MODE button to toggle until Ck ENG displays on the main line of the display.  

2. Press and hold the MODE button to enter the diagnostics code menu.  

3. Record the three numbers displayed in the gear position, clock and odometer displays.  

4. Press the MODE button to advance to the next error code.  

5. Press and hold the MODE button to exit the diagnostics code menu.  

6. Your authorized Taylor-Dunn Dealer can provide code details and diagnosis. 

For more information, refer to your Vehicle Operator and Service Manual.  
To service your vehicle, see an authorized Taylor-Dunn Dealer. To find a dealer near you, use the Dealer Locator.  

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