lionel sd70ace front head lites will not come on. I have done a reset but still no lites. lites will flash only when horn is operated. any suggestions.
The lights that flash when the horn sounds are called ditch lights.
There is an icon in the lower left corner of the screen marked on and off.
By pressing the on or off buttons, the message line at the top of the
screen will cycle thru ditch lights on, off flashing. The ditch lights can
be changed from off or on or flashig when the horn sounds.
All the lites work except the front head lites will not stay in the on position. Front head lites only flash when the horn is sounded!! when I use the on and off switch on the legacy remote for the front lites no results. any suggestions??
Now you add the ground lights to the mix with
the ditch lights and head lights. It sounds like
there could be pinched wires shorting together
when the shell was put on or the Legacy system is
sending the wrong commands to the engine.
When Lionel started shipping Legacy with V1.4, I had
problems turning the Cab 2 on and off and other problems
with strange engine results when pressing the touch pad
Do you have another engine to try or another Legacy systen
to run your engine under?
Another issue that needs to be checked is that there are different reset codes for different diesels engines. R2LC, older before Legacy, boards had (16) different reset codes. You noted a reset, which required a code associated with the specific engine, be sure it is the correct code. Wrong reset code can be an issue. If you posted the model number, it would help with the research and trouble shooting. You need to be sure all programming is correct before you start swapping wires. IMO.
I only own one Lionel Legacy Locomotive. This is my first lionel Legacy product and I'm disappointed.
Since it's likely that it didn't come that way, I'm not sure I'd form a judgment on Legacy from one used example that may have been tampered with. I'd wait until you find out what the issue is.
I had an SD70ACe with working ditch lights a first. One of
the ditch lights would work then one light would get dim
and go out. It was returned to Lionel and they
Is it only the ditch lights with a problem?
Pressing the Ditch light on/off icon will change
the ditch light pattern but it is hard to read what
the setting shows in the strip at the top of the display.
Press the ditch on/off button and try the ditch lights.
Keep trying until you get the display you want, ditch lights on, off
flashing when horn operating.