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Took the ST in for the rear camera recall and the service bulletin on trailer running lights staying on. The service writer was looking the SUV over and even opened the hood. He saw the catch can and said that is a good idea to install that! I release the auto stop button so they would not know that I have the inline module install to the button. Chris

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Well it appears that the Auto Stop Eliminator caused an issue after the trailering module update. Tech got a U2100 code after update that he could not clear and now auto stop does not work. Sort of a yeah! I removed the module and it still is screwed up.  The Trailer lights do not come on with the vehicle off, so we got something right. They were waiting for a reply from the Ford hotline. I have the vehicle back. 

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Have not had the trailer problem done yet but stopped at dealer and showed them the paperwork and of course they had never heard of it. My auto stop no longer shuts engine down even without the aftermarket module.

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14 hours ago, Snoking said:

Well it appears that the Auto Stop Eliminator caused an issue after the trailering module update. Tech got a U2100 code after update that he could not clear and now auto stop does not work. Sort of a yeah! I removed the module and it still is screwed up.  The Trailer lights do not come on with the vehicle off, so we got something right. They were waiting for a reply from the Ford hotline. I have the vehicle back. 

 

Your eliminator did not cause this issue.  The as built data didn't auto program during the trailer module update.  They need to write the as built data to the trailer module, if I was working on it, i'd do it twice, clear the codes and see if it comes back.  It shouldn't.

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Well, it is not the Auto Stop Eliminator causing the issues. Here is the response I received back from Auto Stop.:

 

"Hi Chris,

 
I'm sorry to hear about the issue with the Edge.
 
No, I'm confident our device is not related to these issues. The AE003 is a simple analog device, not a CAN device. 
 
When you press the auto start/stop button on your vehicle, it mechanically touches a signal wire with 12v to a ground wire. The signal wire goes from 12v to ground to tell the vehicle to toggle the auto start/stop. Our device just does the same thing. It takes the signal wire and momentarily connects it to ground to toggle the start/stop. If start/stop isn't toggling, then the device isn't actively doing anything. 
 
It sounds like the tech missed a step that is causing the U2100 code (Initial Configuration Not Complete). Anytime this code is present, the start/stop will be disabled. It's how these vehicles are programmed and has nothing to do with our device. This is why when the device was removed, nothing changed.
 
Travis Lambert
TRL Automotive"
 
So with the Auto Stop removed I spent the morning back at the dealers. They said the U2100 is still present, and asked for more time to disconnect the battery and wait 20 minutes and then try to flash the trailer module again. RESULT, now has a different code! They left todays ticket open and are contacting Ford again. They think Ford will say replace the Trailer Module. 
 
Stay tuned. Chris

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2 hours ago, Snoking said:

Well, it is not the Auto Stop Eliminator causing the issues. Here is the response I received back from Auto Stop.:

 

"Hi Chris,

 
I'm sorry to hear about the issue with the Edge.
 
No, I'm confident our device is not related to these issues. The AE003 is a simple analog device, not a CAN device. 
 
When you press the auto start/stop button on your vehicle, it mechanically touches a signal wire with 12v to a ground wire. The signal wire goes from 12v to ground to tell the vehicle to toggle the auto start/stop. Our device just does the same thing. It takes the signal wire and momentarily connects it to ground to toggle the start/stop. If start/stop isn't toggling, then the device isn't actively doing anything. 
 
It sounds like the tech missed a step that is causing the U2100 code (Initial Configuration Not Complete). Anytime this code is present, the start/stop will be disabled. It's how these vehicles are programmed and has nothing to do with our device. This is why when the device was removed, nothing changed.
 
Travis Lambert
TRL Automotive"
 
So with the Auto Stop removed I spent the morning back at the dealers. They said the U2100 is still present, and asked for more time to disconnect the battery and wait 20 minutes and then try to flash the trailer module again. RESULT, now has a different code! They left todays ticket open and are contacting Ford again. They think Ford will say replace the Trailer Module. 
 
Stay tuned. Chris

 

Tell them they need to program the as built data for the TRM.  

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