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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-05-2018, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Active Aero System needs servicing

Today I got a warning light: Active Aero Sysyem Needs Servicing. I stopped on the shoulder to take a look and it appears that the servos did not bring the splitter back up when I reduced speed. Was still like that when I got home.

I will post on whether or not it “resets” itself when I start her up later. If not, I’m going to have to be even more careful going into the driveway and over bumps and dips until I take her in for her first service (due late June).

Anyone else experienced this?
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-05-2018, 02:42 PM
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Perhaps make certain you don't have a squirrel or chipmunk wedged in there? :-)

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Awe Simey, you think something failed as a result of the road debris damage? Maybe something was cracked and got missed at the repair? Hopefully it's just sensor related and will clear at restart. Oh, it may voltage related as well. Make sure you have a fill charge on the battery. The spider top "capote" on my 360 can hang up due to heat soak even though the fluid and battery are in good shape. I noticed this again last week after a cruise downtown. Plenty of cooling time on the way home but the heat of traffic keeps giving it vapor lock. Worked fine on the third try. Second time worked OK too but I wanted to see if it could clear the light.

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Perhaps make certain you don't have a squirrel or chipmunk wedged in there? :-)
Funny Lockem! As it happens, there was a lightweight plastic trash bag stuck somewhere aft of it when I looked underneath. It was sort of around the same time that the problem occurred that I recall seeing the bag in the road and went over it. Seems unlikely though.
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Well whadya know? Just started her up and it retracted and cleared the warning light. All is once again well in Simey land.

Gremlins I’d warrant!
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Yes!!! That bag may have been enough to throw the code.
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Funny Lockem! As it happens, there was a lightweight plastic trash bag stuck somewhere aft of it when I looked underneath. It was sort of around the same time that the problem occurred that I recall seeing the bag in the road and went over it. Seems unlikely though.
I hate chipmunks and blame everything that goes wrong on them. This turns out to be correct more often than you might think, at least if you live in chipmunk country.
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Glad you found it amazing a plastic bag could do that. Really have to pay attention out there now.
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Well whadya know? Just started her up and it retracted and cleared the warning light. All is once again well in Simey land.

Gremlins Id warrant!
Optical obstruction detection like a garage door opener?

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Speaking of the active splitter, is there a way to manually override. They only reason is so I can clean it.

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