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post #1 of 6 Old 06-24-2010, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Question DP Tuner - F5

Curious to know if anyone who owns one of these units has had any intermittent connection issues? I currently own the set up. Power is great, worked excellent until recently. I have the pushbutton box sitting on top of my steering colum so perhaps that's the issue (need to mount it somewhere a bit more rigid), but while driving my truck has died a couple of times and I've noticed my unit does a reset as if I just cycled the power on the truck. I also noticed my engine lopes at idle, but if I squeeze the wires into the right position, the loping goes away. Anyone else? I've sent an email to Jody and am now awaiting a response. He's been great in the past with support so hope to hear back soon.

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Did you clean your connections good on the PCM? Does the chip that goes in the PCM seem to be tight? I havent has this issue but Just giving you some ideas to check. Are the wires pinched on the wire going to the controller can you tell?

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Thanks for the response. Yes, the contacts on both boards look to be clean. Both connectors for the wire between the the controller and the board look to be clean as well. I'm thinking maybe the wiring harness itself might be the issue. I wish they would have designed it with locking connectors and maybe a bit more of a rigid wire to connector termination, maybe a strain relief of some sort so you're not tugging on the wires if the controller is moved. I think maybe one of the wires in the harness is intermittent. I did a resistance check and they seem to be fine, but if it's intermittent, it's tough to find.

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I would like to mention I've received EXCELLENT customer service from James at DP Tuner. I emailed them earlier today and received a response back within an hour. Even with Jody being out, they still continue to offer excellent service. Thanks DP! May be in need of a new cable for the unit. Again I will mention that this could very well be to the lack of me mounting the switch box on something rigid and the cable being bounced around on top of the steering column. Maybe someone has a better idea or experience on where a good place to mount this would be?

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hmmm, if your wires on the unit itself have wiggned loose it may do that. take your dial off and look at the connector, shove all the wires in it to where it make a good strong connection and wrap it with electrical tape. try talking to Dennis over at Sinisterdiesel.com


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I got the same setup as you, but I got the gauge mount plate that you can get. It just hooks around the bezel of your gauge and doesn't wiggle at all. Good mount spot too! on your original post, I have not had that problem at all. DP makes a GREAT product!!

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