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Howdy all, another pre-order, another fun issue.

Just opened up the Cab Forward (2231191) that I received today and ran a quick loop of it on ID #1 in CAB-1 mode where it ran normally (smoked/whistle smoke/whistle/bell/throttle all behaved as expected).

Switched it to program, set the engine ID, switched back to run, and now it is only making a whistle noise when I try and throttle it up / power it up / etc. The cab lights up normally, no cab light blinking. If I switch the engine ID to a different one, it also responds to that ID as well and makes a whistle noise as well on any actions. I tried to re-program the engine ID but it hasn't made a difference.

Any ideas on if this is a quick fix I'm overlooking, or if it needs to get packaged right back up and sent back?



EDIT: Additional Troubleshooting

- Another engine on the track assigned to a different ID is operating normally, the cab forward was whistling whenever a button was clicked for the other engine's ID.

- Removed the tender to isolate the engine, engine does not light up the front headlights until whistle / throttle forward is clicked (and doesn't turn them off either if set into reverse)

Any chance a hard reset (feature code) may fix this, looking more and more like it's a dead/screwed up board

Last edited by SirCaptain
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Are you making sure that you're throwing back the Run/Program switch and not the bluetooth switch? The run program switch is on the engineer side of the locomotive, a couple of inches behind the cab, and is the one closest to the edge of the locomotive.

Also, for Lionel steam engines it's normal for the front headlight to remain on when the engine is switched to reverse

Last edited by MichaelB
@MichaelB posted:

Are you making sure that you're throwing back the Run/Program switch and not the bluetooth switch? The run program switch is on the engineer side of the locomotive, a couple of inches behind the cab, and is the one closest to the edge of the locomotive.

Also, for Lionel steam engines it's normal for the front headlight to remain on when the engine is switched to reverse

Just re-read the manual... and said a lot of not-nice words. Flipped the -correct- switches and now it's running perfectly fine. I need a picard level facepalm for this mistake. (Don't try setting up new engines right after a long day of work)

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