Remote light on reefer

Discussion in 'Refrigerated Trucking Forum' started by ShortBusKid, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. ShortBusKid

    ShortBusKid Heavy Load Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    My remote light on the reefer went out this week. I've looked and don't see any obvious issues as to why it's not lighting up. The unit is running fine so I'm not super worried about it but I would like to fix it. Anybody have this issue and could give me an idea of where to start looking for the problem? The unit is a 2006 Carrier Ultima XTC with a 2012 motor and compressor. The new engine and compressor were installed by Carrier in October and the light has been working fine until about a week ago.
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  3. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    Could be something as simple as the plug for the remote has vibrated loose. Check to where the cable is connected inside the control panel of the unit to see if it is tight.
  4. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    If it's the LED one look for a break anywhere the wiring makes a turn. Usually where it goes into the module so you can't repair it. They're a real PITA.
  5. MachoCyclone

    MachoCyclone Road Train Member

    Jun 13, 2012
    If it is the one with the 8 different lights on it. Then could be the bulb is burnt out. Just use a long screwdriver and a pair of needle nose to unbolt the box from the trailer. You can the check the lights and most truck stops sells that size light in a package for 6 for $6
  6. Ann Eiffel

    Ann Eiffel Light Load Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    Ive learned to ignore the "quirks" of reefer operation status compliance update just gotta know thing-a-magingies. If the temps' consistent I get out the electrical tape to mask the offending warning light and bounce. No worries, mate!
  7. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

    Apr 18, 2010
    So if you are behind the wheel for hours running across the desert just ignore it? There are some codes that can wait while there are others you can't ignore.
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  8. JPenn

    JPenn Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern Tier NY
    The bulbs in the Carrier display are simply 198 wedge bulbs. I replaced mine with LED and they're much more noticeable, especially in direct sunlight.
  9. Ann Eiffel

    Ann Eiffel Light Load Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    No, I dont just ignore it. But I also know how to analize a "ghost in the machine" and not over think it. If its holding its temp I'm happy. My job is to deliver on time with a quality product. If I went to a Thermo King everytime a light flashed the only entity generating profit would be...wait for it...Thermo King!
  10. ahmadali04

    ahmadali04 Bobtail Member

    Jan 30, 2011
    Not sure if you got it fixed or not, but I had a similar problem on mine, and turned out to be the fuse. The fuse for the Ultima XTC is a 3amp fuse, and it is located underneath the reefer, (not the fuse box), in a housing, next to wiring for the light. The housing looks like a connecter. If you can't find let me know, I can try to take a picture.
  11. MNoutkast

    MNoutkast Medium Load Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    Elk River, MN
    Time to upgrade maybe? I don't think I have seen my unit code out in over a year. And the last time I can remember was because it was 100° out and was set at -10° and bumped to a dock with crappy pads for 12 hours.
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