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Old 12-20-2018, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default Roadtrek Etrek Voltstart Issues

I have a new 2018 Etrek that is having issues with Voltstart. I am following the instructions to the letter but no start. All doors shut, switch on, light comes on, exit within 15 sec, etc. I tried the Roadtrek help and they are sending me to a repair facility. Thatís not close. So, Iím wondering if anyone has tips for rebooting that system or troubleshooting.

Also, I read that this van should have remote start (part of Voltstart) but I canít find that referenced anywhere in the Sprinter manual or the Etrek Ownerís manual. Whatís the story with that?


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Old 12-20-2018, 08:42 PM   #2
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Remote start on a Sprinter is not a factory option so it is not in the owners manual. The Sprinter remote start is done trough the PSM (Parametric Special Module) and must be setup by the after market upfitter, Roadtrek in your case.

Some basic info on PSM at this link....

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Old 01-03-2019, 07:51 PM   #3
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Turn off Voltstart. Start engine. Turn engine off. Close all the doors. Press the remote door lock button 3 times. Does it start? If not, then the remote start is not working. If that doesn't work then the Voltstart won't work.
if that works, with Voltstart off, turn engine on and off to make sure everything is reset. Turn on Voltstart (green light is on). Close all the doors. Press lock button 3 times. Engine should start and Voltstart should be engaged. Engine should run about 1/2 hour and shut off. If this works then Voltstart is probably working. Only real way to tell is to have a load running when you do this to see if it restarts the engine after the batteries run down.
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:31 AM   #4
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Does the parking brake need to be engaged in order to use Voltstart?
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Old 01-08-2019, 01:23 AM   #5
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No, but I never leave an unattended vehicle running without setting the brake.
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