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Old 02-19-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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ScanGauge II won't shut off & mileage??

I finally installed my ScanGauge on my Workhorse chassis coach. I followed the instructions on connections, initializing and setup. I have not driven the coach because we are at a site for a month, but I did start the engine to set up the parameters and program the tranny temp. So far, so good.

1. After shutting the engine off and removing the key, the display continues to light up every minute for about 10 seconds. It's been doing this for two days now. I thought it was supposed to shut off until the engine was started again. Do I have to unplug it when not in use?

2. I may be missing something, but I think I read that the trip mileage totals are only kept for the current and previous day. Is there any way to have it keep cumulative mileage since installed?
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I use one, it's on a 7.4 but I would think that it would work the same as mine. Its plugged in all the time and even in other vehicles when the key is off so is it. No lights at all.

You may need to contact the manufacture about it or try it in your toad to see how it responds.
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I finally installed my ScanGauge on my Workhorse chassis coach. I followed the instructions on connections, initializing and setup. I have not driven the coach because we are at a site for a month, but I did start the engine to set up the parameters and program the tranny temp. So far, so good.

1. After shutting the engine off and removing the key, the display continues to light up every minute for about 10 seconds. It's been doing this for two days now. I thought it was supposed to shut off until the engine was started again. Do I have to unplug it when not in use?

2. I may be missing something, but I think I read that the trip mileage totals are only kept for the current and previous day. Is there any way to have it keep cumulative mileage since installed?
Mine does a similar thing but maybe not as often. So to avoid running down the battery when in storage or to avoid the annoyance of the light coming on when the coach is dark at night I just unplug it when not driving. Greg
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If you have a Battery Minder, Battery Tender, or 3 stage converter charger connected to your engine battery, the small voltage change when it kicks on or increases the float charge voltage will activate the Scan Gauge.

This is normal operation since there is no on-off switch and it turns on when it sees a small voltage increase in the 12-Volt DC line.
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Mine does a similar thing but maybe not as often. So to avoid running down the battery when in storage or to avoid the annoyance of the light coming on when the coach is dark at night I just unplug it when not driving. Greg
Unpluggging the data wire connection in the back or side of the scangauge II is the correct way to prevent battery drain, however, you should wait for the display to go blank BEFORE pulling the plug. Ed
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It's unplugged now.
Does anyone know if it can retain accumulated mileage, or do the trip meters automatically zero out?
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two2go: Is your transmission a six speed?
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two2go: Is your transmission a six speed?
Five speed.
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See my original post about the ScanGauge lighting up every so often when parked with the engine off and plugged into camp power.

An interesting follow-up. One of my 2 6v coach batteries was getting bad, so I installed two new batteries yesterday. Since then, I have not seen the gauge light up on its own any more. Something about the inverter-charger working with a bad battery in the loop affected the ScanGauge. Odd?! I think Clay L had the right assumption.
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