Trailer detect? Any idea?

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  1. circle h

    circle h Light Load Member

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    So I was bored today and scrolling through my dash and found this. It is trailer detect. I could turn it on or off. It doesn't seem to do anything. I don't have an owners manual so I thought I'd ask if anyone knew what it was. 10219.jpeg
     
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  3. Oxbow

    Oxbow Road Train Member

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    I got nothing, except to say that my new pickup notifies me when a trailer is connected or disconnected. Somehow it can even tell if all the trailer lights are working without even turning the lights on.

    Maybe that does the same?
     
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  4. circle h

    circle h Light Load Member

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    So I forgot to put 2016 Kenworth T880.
     
  5. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

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    Did you pay extra for that option? I’m pretty sure you’d have figured out the trailer was there before you got the key in it.
     
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  6. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    Does it have the blindspot warning systems? It could use this to determine the range of the sensors used to warn of vehicles in the blindspot. Only thing I can think of...
     
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  7. Tumbleweed TowMan

    Tumbleweed TowMan Light Load Member

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    It's the power to the trailer.

    If that option is enabled it will throw warning or code that the power junction has failed.

    I also read that if enabled, and a trailer swap is performed, driver may have to shut down the tractor and restart so the system sees fresh.

    That, to me, is a wtf ..... are my trailer lights on? Gee, I dunno, what do the MIRRORS say about it?
     
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  8. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

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    You just outed yourself. Another dinosaur from when the engine control module, anti-lock brake system, light monitors, speed limiter, traction control and collision avoidance systems were all installed between the seat and the steering wheel.
     
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  9. Tumbleweed TowMan

    Tumbleweed TowMan Light Load Member

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    That's right Mac! lol

    Thank gawd I grew up when men were men and it was dern well obvious.
     
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