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post #1 of 5 Old 07-03-2011, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Just a heads up for anyone with a Spartan Dashdaq

Today while I was driving down the interstate my truck all of a sudden went in to an epileptic fit. Lights on the dash started flashing and it started to run a little funny. Also the DD turned off but then turned back on but didnt show any guages. So I pulled over and shut the truck off. Well I went to start the truck again and it wouldnt start, and neither would the dashdaq. I pulled the DD out of my pod and the cord on the back had come unplugged. I plugged it back in and tried to start the truck again. Wouldnt start. I reloaded my tune and the truck fired right up. So I guess the moral of the story is check your plugs on the back of your DD every so often to make sure they are plugged in nice and tight so that this doesnt happen to you. I havent checked mine in 1.5 years since I installed it but needless to say I will be checking it more often now.

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Doesn't make any sense. I took my DashDAQ out of the truck a year or so ago. Its not needed to run the truck so there shouldn't be any need for good cable connections.

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You can drive with out the DD plugged in. The issue comes when you unplug the DD with the truck running. I spoke with Spartan and they said what happened is normal under the those circumstances. I'm not sure why it made the truck act goofy, but it did

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you can pull the mini max out while the truck is moving....its just a Gage at that point. i would test by removing it while running.something dosen't sound right....but i don't have the DD so i don't know for sure, but it should be just a Gage at that point as well i would think


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yea thats weird cause I dont have ANY problems with my mini maxx either. . .



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