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1/15/2021

VECU5 NEW VOLVO MODULE FOR 2022 MODEL YEAR

A new vehicle control unit (VECU5) has been developed to support feature growth in the coming years.

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10/23/2019

Quick Reference: Vocational Parameters

Use this quick reference guide to open discussion with body builders and customers. The Volvo parameter offering is extensive and correctly programming the truck will make its operation safer and more efficient. Premium Tech Tool is required to adjust parameter logic.

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3/29/2019

Body Builder Connectors and Lighting Interface

Quick Reference Guide for Body Builder Connectors, Pinouts, Mating Connector Housing Assembly and Terminal Part Numbers. Also end of frame Lighting Connector information provided.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum RPM I should operate my PTO, so that my vehicle will perform Regeneration during PTO mode?
Regeneration in PTO Mode - when a vehicle is being operated in PTO mode and a diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration is commanded, the engine must be run at a speed above the minimum speeds listed in the tables in Body Builder Manual, Section 9, Table of Contents / Regeneration in PTO Mode. The minimum speed setting can be affected by ambient temperature and/or altitude.
Can the I-Shift change gears while transmission mounted PTO is active?
When a I-Shift mounted PTO is engaged, it is only possible to move the truck in one gear (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) – the transmission will not shift gears when the PTO is active. The transmission will not disengage the PTO once it is turned on and recognized by the VECU or TECU via the factory-installed PTO switch.