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Old 02-11-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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Change the Low Fuel warning threshold?

I would like to reset the low fuel level warning to something more appropriate. Is it possible? I've tried the various menus in the information display, but no luck.
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What is the problem with it? I would guess that it is at a pre-set position on the fuel level sensor and more than likely is not adjustable.
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I've considered that. My low fuel warning comes on at 1/4 tank so I still have about 22 gallons of fuel - at least 150 miles. I normally fuel up just under half a tank but there are times when I exceed that and the warning comes on - just kind of irritates me but not a major problem but ...
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IIRC, it is set at 25%, which I find to be ridiculously high, and the alarm is too nagging to ignore.

I got my answer from Freightliner - the threshold is fixed in the firmware.
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IIRC, it is set at 25%, which I find to be ridiculously high, and the alarm is too nagging to ignore.

I got my answer from Freightliner - the threshold is fixed in the firmware.
Firmware? is it adjustable then, Is this done with a laptop with the proper software? Thanks
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Firmware, as in burned to a ROM by the vendor that builds the info center. Not re-writeable, at least according to Freightliner.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:27 PM   #7
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i have run mine down to below 1/8th tank and have yet to get any alarm.

matter of fact today's run i thought we would run out of fuel
lots of traffic and closed exits...got close

put 88 gallons in a 100 gallon tank
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i have run mine down to below 1/8th tank and have yet to get any alarm.

matter of fact today's run i thought we would run out of fuel
lots of traffic and closed exits...got close

put 88 gallons in a 100 gallon tank

FYI On my Journey at about 1/4 tank a dash warning light flashes on the dash telling you to check the information center (or similar phrase). The information center then flashes low fuel and kind of disables the reading it would nominally display. It is not a audible alarm.
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