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Postby shark88 [OP] » Mar 03 2011, 4:59pm

I noticed the other day when I was scrolling through my dash display options that my Engine Hours came up with less than 7 hours on it. It has been increasing this week, but I don't understand why it is so low. I remember it being a lot more (being a 2005). Is it possible that it reset? I didn't think that was an option, sorta like the trip meter.
Anyone else had this happen?
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Re: Engine hours counter

Postby LBZDMAX » Mar 03 2011, 5:01pm

I think you can reset em right? Hmm, scratchin my head now.
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Re: Engine hours counter

Postby Hartski » Mar 03 2011, 5:09pm

has the battery been dissconnected lately?
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Re: Engine hours counter

Postby jepics » Mar 03 2011, 5:18pm

I wouldn't think that should be resettable - even with a battery change. Kinda defeats the purpose?

Anyway, just look at it this way - take your total number of miles and divide by engine hours to figure average speed. Bet you win that contest!
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Re: Engine hours counter

Postby LBZDMAX » Mar 03 2011, 5:24pm

So I just did a search on this. The general concencus is that this just happens from time to time and nobody really has any good info on why. Some people blame poor battery connections or even disconnecting your battery but that doesn't always prove right. Some people report the hours cleared when they put a tune on their truck. Some people report they reset after filling up. There's multiple threads on it on other forums and absolutely NO good answers, lol. It's just notorious for resetting itself.
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Re: Engine hours counter

Postby lzn197 » Mar 03 2011, 5:26pm

Sounds like it's an internal problem with the cluster. No you cannot reset it. Has the cluster been out lately to service some other item? Maybe an internal circuit board got flexed and cracked. It's not the end of the world if you choose to not get it fixed but I would watch the odometer REAL close. Most people don't even know the engine hours are available to be viewed and it could be easily explained to a potential new buyer if you later sold the vehicle.
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Re: Engine hours counter

Postby EKinMN » Mar 03 2011, 7:35pm

I have 2 counters. One is resettable (shows hours, minutes, seconds). The other is not resettable, and shows hours and tenths.
They are accessed using different DIC buttons. The resettable one is in with the Average mileage, trip odometer, etc. The permanent one is inn with the tire pressure, etc.
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Postby Jrluz14 » Mar 03 2011, 7:58pm

Bought a new cluster last year and had to give them my hours so they could program it. Then got a tune last month and it went to zero.
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Re: Engine hours counter

Postby LBZDMAX » Mar 03 2011, 7:59pm

LOL!^^^


The mystery continues....................

It just happens guys. Not a big deal if you ask me.
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Re: Engine hours counter

Postby jepics » Mar 03 2011, 8:00pm

I don't recall seeing 2 places to read the engine hours on mine, and I don't want to reset it anyway. Maybe something special you got with the AllTerrain pkg or the 2010 model year?

But I will definitely look again when I get home.
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