How to operate opti idle ac unit.

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  1. Capacity

    Capacity Heavy Load Member

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    How do you work this new fangled stuff in a 2018 cascadia , im a yard dog.
    Somebody got the red ### and quit under dispatch and im cleaning up there mess.
     
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  3. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    I was never able to figure mine out. There might be a YouTube video on it though.
     
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  4. CargoWahgo

    CargoWahgo Road Train Member

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    I had to leave my bunk light on to start it then turn the bunk light off.

    Truck was brand new and wonderfully made. See if that helps lol.

    Also your hood has to be closed or it won't work. See if that needs open and closed.
     
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  5. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Not sure if the 18 and 19 are the same, but on my 19 you turn on the bunk fan (to any speed but off). Set your temp in the bunk. Then on the steering wheel there is button on the right side, (to the right of the cruise buttons)...press it 2x, then hit the 'ok' on the left side once, and if you want a/c, use the right arrow key to turn on 'interior comfort mode', then hit 'ok' again. If you just want it to stay in ready mode (to charge the batteries) then just hit the 'ok' twice and forget the right arrow key for a/c


    Opti-idle button on right side, press twice



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    Then 'ok' once, right arrow once, then 'ok' again

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  6. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Light Load Member

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    There’s different kinds, but in my 2018 brakes set in neutral I just hit the cruise button. After 5 minutes the truck turns off by itself and I think it lights up as opti idle on the dash
     
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    Capacity Heavy Load Member

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    To many button's in trucking now that ELD thinga mabob sucks.
    I brought paper logs for when i unplug it , really needs a sledge hammer.
     
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    roundhouse Heavy Load Member

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    Pretty sure You’re required by the DOT to have paper logs in the truck anyway, in case the ELD conks out.

    you had to pay for a CB and for the headphones and the earbuds too.
    The inverter and fridge is just stuff you have to buy and you get to take with you when you quit and go to another company.

    just like the steel toe boots and hard hat and gloves and raincoat and GPS etc etc
     
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