How Difficult is it to Remove a Bendix Wingman System?

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  1. Blind Driver

    Blind Driver Road Train Member

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    I'm buying a ex-US Express 587 in a week. It has the Bendix system. Is it going to be difficult to remove or should I not mess with it?
     
  2. Belials

    Belials Light Load Member

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    Just turn it off. Or pay a dealer to turn it off. Quicker. Otherwise you're going to have to remove the radar unit from the bumper and then turn it off anyways because it'll throw faults because it can't locate the radar.
     
  3. Blind Driver

    Blind Driver Road Train Member

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    I'm wondering if it will interfere with my cruise control if it throws faults
     
  4. Belials

    Belials Light Load Member

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    It will - it will kick out the cruise control, which is why you need to disable it rather than just remove the radar.
     
  5. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

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    Can you ask them to disable the system as a condition of the sale?
     
  6. Sharky88

    Sharky88 Medium Load Member

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    Not sure about freightliner but on my Volvo they will not remove the system as it is tied into the ABS cruse control as well as other system. I just unplug it and roll. It dose show a check light but I can live with that.
     
  7. Heavyd

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    That system is tied into the cruise control which is run by the engine ECM. It has to be disabled in the ECM and ABS systems. Since you are downgrading a safety feature, there is too much liability that the dealer could be responsible for should you get into an accident. So I wish you luck in finding someone willing to take that risk. Waivers mean nothing anymore.
     
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  8. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    If that was the case they wouldn't be selling trucks without it.
     
  9. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Did you ask your insurance if they will give you a discount if you have the system?
     
  10. Sharky88

    Sharky88 Medium Load Member

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    Well I know for a fact Volvo won't disable the system because of liability issues. Oh and btw it looks like these systems will become mandatory on heavy trucks in the near future.
     
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