I have a Lionel UP SD40T-2 locomotive 6-28540 that will only run using a transformer. When I put the locomotive on the track to try to run it in command control all the lights come on, but I can't do anything else. I've removed the shell and reseated the boards, and I've checked for wires that are broken or pinched but it still will not run-in command control. I've tried replacing the R2LC board with no luck because I can't get the locomotive to even accept a change in the ID# or a factory reset that is shown in the owner's manual. I would appreciate anyone's help with this problem. Thanks Gary
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If you're comfortable taking the shell off, try jumpering the RUN/PGM switch, it may simply be defective. The switch closed selects program mode.
Also, you can program the R2LC in another locomotive and see if it works there, then just drop it into this one. The programming won't change by moving it to another locomotive.
Hi gunrunnerjohn and steims Thanks for your idea's. This locomotive belongs to friend of mine, but I also own the same 6-28540 4004 so I think I'll take the R2LC board from my 4004 and put it in this one and see if that fix's my troubles. I also have a bunch of switches, so I think I'll just replace the run/pgm switch also to see if that's my trouble with this loco. Gary