Speed turtle 2021 F150?

codycat91

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Anybody know if speed turtle will be getting support for 21+ F150’s or if there’s any other company that has something similar?
 
I'd strongly suggest getting an independent warning light system, or use dedicated flashers and wiring setups from vendors like GinnWire or AllFleetSolutions (no affiliation to either). It's more work, but better some sweat installing them than sweating on the walk home after a malfunction in the brain controlling your vehicle.

Just my $0.02 :)
 
How many instances of a speed turtle failing and disabling a vehicle do you know of?
This is my question. I would never get one but that's because our assigned cars have lights. But I am curious on how many BCM's/cars have "burned up" because of one of these. I see a LOT of people bash them with the generic catch all, "That's a great way to burn up your car!" but have never heard a real, first hand account of it happening.
 
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Fully disabling? Not many to be honest.

Interfering with other functions?



From the immediately above link:
What worries me is that direct connection to the BCM - and the warning in the Speed Turtle instruction manual, "The use of the EFM 3.0 may shorten the life of the vehicle’s light bulbs, headlight assemblies, and electronic modules."

There have been reports (I've seen one personally) of BCMs getting cooked by these "flasher" devices. At the end of the day, they're abusing the BCM in a way it was never designed for... and they're playing a dangerous and expensive game. The new stuff may be just fine, I don't know (and don't intend to find out). But it has happened in the past.

Perhaps I'm just old school. You may install it and run it daily for years and never have an issue. I hope that's the case. I know someone who has one on their POV they use to respond to daytime calls and they've never had an issue. But I'm putting independent systems in mine.

It's your truck, dude. Do what you want and best wishes. :)
 
Fully disabling? Not many to be honest.

Interfering with other functions?



From the immediately above link:




Perhaps I'm just old school. You may install it and run it daily for years and never have an issue. I hope that's the case. I know someone who has one on their POV they use to respond to daytime calls and they've never had an issue. But I'm putting independent systems in mine.

It's your truck, dude. Do what you want and best wishes. :)
Good info, I appreciate that
 
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Fully disabling? Not many to be honest.

Interfering with other functions?



From the immediately above link:




Perhaps I'm just old school. You may install it and run it daily for years and never have an issue. I hope that's the case. I know someone who has one on their POV they use to respond to daytime calls and they've never had an issue. But I'm putting independent systems in mine.

It's your truck, dude. Do what you want and best wishes. :)
I don't think you read these comments you linked. Most of them are positive. Without a baseline of how many are out there, there can be no way to determine what these things may or may not impact. Say there are four failures out of a thousand units sold...that would be like four light bars from a major manufacturer, out of a thousand, getting moisture inside of them. And anyone that's been around knows four light bars out of a thousand getting moisture in them is a low number...

That being said, here's the concern I would have, they are sending test signals to individual lights. Like you would do with dealer software to troubleshoot for an issue. But as far as the warnings about the flashing of the lights may shorten the lifespan of the bulbs... That warning has been on headlight flashers and tail light flashers since I can remember... Which goes back to the mid-80s...

I'm not going out and buying one. I just think anecdotal evidence is not actually evidence. Just like hearsay is not actual evidence.
 
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