17 Cascadia , Opti idle won't activate?

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  1. Zip_Zero_Zilch_00

    Zip_Zero_Zilch_00 Light Load Member

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    Hello all. I have been given a new truck and cannot activate the Opti-idle system. I have been through the manual and videos from Freightliner with no success. No matter what I do the IDLE MGMT light never activates. (It does at startup). Oddly enough when idling it never shuts down. It will run all night with no interaction. It does also have an engine shutdown override button which seems not to be necessary as it never shuts down. I'm trying to stop the idling all night as it's 116 degrees outside and the truck starts to run warm and the AC turns itself off in the night. I wake up to warm air blowing out the dash.
    Please help. Thanks
     
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  3. Hatt91

    Hatt91 Light Load Member

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    So is it a new truck or 2017 truck? We run Cascadia‘s exclusively and have opti-idle and a Parksmart system. The only times our optimized idle is disabled is if there’s a problem with the park smart so the truck will run without messing with it. It has to be done in the computer. Maybe yours has been disabled.

    Also the shut down override is for when you have a red stop engine light, you can push it every 30 seconds or so to keep the truck running so you can limp it to an exit or something.
     
  4. Zip_Zero_Zilch_00

    Zip_Zero_Zilch_00 Light Load Member

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    Thank you for clarifying. And the truck is a 2017 with 15k miles . Idk why it was never really placed into service. It has been doing very small oddball things with the manufacturer.
     
  5. 062

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    Do you have a manual fan switch?
     
  6. Zip_Zero_Zilch_00

    Zip_Zero_Zilch_00 Light Load Member

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    No I don't
     
  7. Sharky88

    Sharky88 Medium Load Member

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    It most probably is that the smart idle is not set up this why it's runs all night
     
    Zip_Zero_Zilch_00 Thanks this.
  8. armo

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    why you are asking about manual switch ? do uou want to install fan switch in hour truck?
     
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