Beltronics V955 Chirps on all bands for 10 minutes when cold
Bought this Circuit City a few months ago when the weather was still warm. Since then, we've dropped into the 30s and 40s, and it goes crazy every time we turn on the car (it stays in the car). It'll continue alerting on every band for approximately 10 minutes until the car is sufficiently warm. Of course, by that time, we're usually where we wanted to go, or we've unplugged or muted the thing.
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This is most likely caused by a poor connection between the antenna ridge and the local oscillator board. Another possibility is an uncontrolled LO chamber harmonic due to the cold temperatures. Regardless of the cause, your V955 is under warranty and Bel will fix it for free -- as long as you include a photocopy of your sales receipt. Go to Bel's web site (www.beltronics.com), and either call their 800 number or do the online chat in order to get a RMA number.
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Most likely in this severe weather the fluid and the bands in the transmission need time to circulate and warm up. It is a good idea in severe weather to allow a vehicle to warm up for at least 4 - 6 minutes before driving it. Remember that oils and lubricants get very thick in cold weather.
What weight oil are you using? You could try using a lighter grade oil. Maybe a 5-30 or even a 10-40. The thicker grades are like corn syrup in the winter months. That's why it runs ok after you've let it warm up for a few minutes. the thicker oil has thinned some. allowing everything to rotate freely. You might even want to try some Lucus Oil Additive. It's worth every penny it cost and might take care of your problem all by itself. Good luck, I hope I was of some help.
That sounds like a battery issue. Batteries have whats called CCA (cold cranking amps) it is the main thing to pay attention to. This is a measure of how much current the battery can provide at 0 deg F. Batteries work better when they are warm, so the colder it gets, the less current it can provide.
Starting an engine requires a lot of current, over a very short time. Meanwhile, cold engines are harder to start, requiring more power to get them going. So look at your battery and its CCA and since u said u bought the car a few years ago. You probably didnt replace the battery yet have u? Batteries usually have a life of 4-6 yrs only. Hope this helped
Hi, transmission slipping normally does not occur when the transmission is warm, as warm temperatures favor proper working of the automatic transmission systems. Nonetheless, if problems such as, broken transmission bands, gears or torque conversion already exist, then the transmission might slip even in warm temperatures. Another situation may arise, if the fluid suffers from contraction in cold weather and gradually the weather warms up sufficiently, to expand the internal parts and fluids. Then due to cold weather, a small transmission problem might occur. However, the problem may be too small to affect the vehicle. However, warm weather cannot be directly linked to transmission slipping.
i am having the same problem, thought it was ful pump, no go, I heard they had problms with the fuse box and wiring harness, my mechanic messed with mine a few days ago and it has not did it since, but I am looking at changing that. GL
Turn the unit off and then, while holding down the City and Brt buttons, turn it back on. This restores the factory default settings. Worked for mine with the exact same problem. Be sure to use the power switch though. If you just unplug the cord and plug it back in, it won't work.