I have a new Lionel E6 and the headlight stop working. I was thinking of trying a factory reset but I don't see it listed anywhere in the manual. I am using a Cab-1 remote so I tried to use the Aux 2 button, and the marker lights go on and off but the headlight remains off. Any suggestions, or is the engine going back to Lionel for service?
You may have inadvertently turned it off yourself. Check your manual for the on/off button on the TMCC
It is usually the AUX 2 button on the Cab-1 or Cab-2 remotes that turn the headlight on and off, I never ran a Legacy engine using a Cab-1 but it should turn the headlight on and off. If I were you you I would call Lionel during business hours, talk to a customer service rep and they can walk you through the steps. Tell them you are using a Cab-1 TMCC remote. If they can’t get the headlight on they can give you a RA.
If you have a friend or are close to a train club that uses Legacy see if you can put your engine on their layout and use CAB-2 (if they let you, most clubs are helpful).
Better yet buy a Legacy system, You can usually pick them up for around $350. It is worth the investment.
Bruce, any news?
I'm going to have to call Lionel and see what they say. I just haven't had the time yet. I'm hoping this week. The AUX 2 button on the CAB 1 does control the lights but is having no effect on the head light. funny thing is sometimes the head light will come on by itself and then will go out. So, I have a feeling it will be going in for a repair. Thanks to all who responded!