Amber Warning Light

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BK's Comment
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I have an amber warning light on my dash display. I’m in a Frightliner Cascadia, 2019, 516,000 miles. The warning light is in the shape of a “check engine” light, just above the oil pressure gauge. I called this into the shop and they said not to worry about it, but to get it in next time I’m at the yard. Well, I’m seldom at the yard. Should this be a concern to me?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Did you check your fluids? Gas caps?

OD can remotely pull the code and let us know if it's important or not. Can your place do that?

Just hope it doesn't start flashing say engine shutdown in progress

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Are you sure it isn't a Regen request light? On your sun visor there should be an explanation for the DEF lights. If you have been idling the truck more than usual because of the heat that could be the issue. You may need a Regen which can be done using the arrow keys on the left side of steering wheel

BK's Comment
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Bobcat, Kearsey, thanks for the info. Checking on this. I will post what I find out when I find out.

If I don’t find out I will wait here until I die. Lol

G-Town's Comment
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Many times the lights and sensor will reset after about 2-3 startup and cool down cycles.

A suggestion? Call your equivalent of on-road service, see if they can check and reset the code remotely. Or see if your company will authorize the same diagnostic check at a truck stop.

Last suggestion… take the manual out and read it. No offense to you Bruce, but too little emphasis and basic training is spent on understanding our equipment. There is an entire section on CE lights and what they could mean.

Good luck.

BK's Comment
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Many times the lights and sensor will reset after about 2-3 startup and cool down cycles.

A suggestion? Call your equivalent of on-road service, see if they can check and reset the code remotely. Or see if your company will authorize the same diagnostic check at a truck stop.

Last suggestion… take the manual out and read it. No offense to you Bruce, but too little emphasis and basic training is spent on understanding our equipment. There is an entire section on CE lights and what they could mean.

Good luck.

G Town, great advice, I will follow it. As I say, to quote Jeremiah Johnson, “Sound Wisdom”.

RealDiehl's Comment
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I assume your truck is like mine. You can check your soot level to see if you need a regen. If you have your display showing your speed press the arrow on the left side of the wheel once to the right. Then scroll up or down. It will then tell you your soot level and whether you need a regen. If the indicator I circled is the one you are seeing, then it is a regen you most likely need.

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I've driven with a check engine light on for thousands of miles on the advice of a mechanic at my company. Hopefully you can reach the proper department of your company for some advice.

OWI:

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PackRat's Comment
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If possible, see if you have another screen showing "Warnings". If so, highlight any shown to see what it reads. If nothing is shown, ignore it, and proceed. Every truck I've ever driven will show this on the dash at different times. If it turns red, then it's a problem. As G-Town wrote, it may clear after a few on/off periods. With more that 50 computers, it could be a spec of dust on a sensor.

What ELD system does that company incorporate?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Stevo Reno's Comment
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There is also a section you can access on the steering wheel to pull up any codes stored. Then google the codes, and you will know what's going on, IF it's a saved code, otherwise, don't sweat it til you get it checked out in the shop....

I did that on m trainers 2016 FL got out the 3 codes, wrote down the cause/corrections to speed up the shops diagnosis, but of course they're not gunna take my expert diag and go thru their own system check hahaha (3 hours looking up the problem, I already diagnosed for them, shorted out def sensor curcuits) Then 3+ hours for them to fix it duhhhhh lol

I'mma just a dumb truck driver uh I dunno shyt

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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This is where the menu is on a 2021. If yours is different, search through the menus for Alerts, Warnings, Diagnostics, etc.

If possible, see if you have another screen showing "Warnings". If so, highlight any shown to see what it reads. If nothing is shown, ignore it, and proceed. Every truck I've ever driven will show this on the dash at different times. If it turns red, then it's a problem. As G-Town wrote, it may clear after a few on/off periods. With more that 50 computers, it could be a spec of dust on a sensor.

What ELD system does that company incorporate?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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