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I have a 2004 F250 with the Bully Dog triple dog with the outlook monitor,
the trouble that im having is that the monitor will work one time then not the
next,i have sent it in to bully dog spent a $100 they said their was nothing wrong,they said i must have a bad ground some were,im in a sling now for 8 weeks and i cant climb around under the truck to look i think i will have my son look,any ideas where to start.
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Start with the battery cables, and work your way thru the entire engine compartment. Look for chafed or loose wires. I'm not sure where the Bully dog gets pluged in at, but if it's at the OBD port or the PCM, check thier also.

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Thanks it does plug in the OBD ill start looking their.
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when you say does not work do you mean it will not turn on at all? or it just does not back light?
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The monitor period they fixed the back light but about two weeks after that
it just wouldnt come on, sometimes after you would shut off the truck and
restart it ,it would work, as i said they said that is was probably a ground in my truck i think im being yanked.
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Sell it and get an SCT, Problem solved.

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I have the 40500 Triple Dog Downloader. I have had trouble with it from the first day I bought it about 3 years ago. It will always power up and show the main menu, however, I have had intermittent trouble:
* downloading one of the tunes, either tow, Crazy Larry or mileage
* restoring the stock tune
* reading and/or clearing DTC's and MIL
I've emailed Bully Dog on 3 separate occasions over the last 3 years, only to find out that the 40500 is not upgradable, they will not support sending it back for repairs or upgrading it and, at this point, will not return my emails.

06' F250 Mods:

Performance related:
-K&N E-0780 Air Box, ZooDad Mod
-Garrett Powermax Turbo, CFM+ Smallmouth Intake Manifold
-Blue Fuel Pressure Spring, Large fuel lines from pressure regulator to heads
-MBRP 4" Turbo back exhaust; cat installed
-SCT SF3 Tuner w/SRL custom tunes from Matt at GearheadAutomotivePerformance.com

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-Refurbished 50 volt FICM, Eliminated STC fitting, upgraded stand pipes and dummy plugs, Bulletproof Diesel EGR cooler, upgraded turbo oil supply and drain
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--2/3 Qt. tcw3 2 cycle oil per tank Power Service (5 oz. Stanadyne every tank)
-Cooling system flush with Restore and VC-9 @ 73,000 miles w/new thermostat
-Eliminated clunk while sitting at a light (75,000 miles); Lubed rear drive-shaft spline with Ford lubricant; Symptom returned at 100,000 miles...re-lubed at 112,000 miles....wow!! it's so smooth again.

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--AutoZone Duralast Gold lasted less than 3 years
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--Still on 2nd set of Autozone Gold (replaced free)
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-Teflon sway bar bushings
-Moog Ball Joints (originals seem to be holding tight at 108,000 miles; it's just a daily driver, so this seems to make sense)
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I have the 40500 Triple Dog Downloader. I have had trouble with it from the first day I bought it about 3 years ago. It will always power up and show the main menu, however, I have had intermittent trouble:
* downloading one of the tunes, either tow, Crazy Larry or mileage
* restoring the stock tune
* reading and/or clearing DTC's and MIL
I've emailed Bully Dog on 3 separate occasions over the last 3 years, only to find out that the 40500 is not upgradable, they will not support sending it back for repairs or upgrading it and, at this point, will not return my emails.
Have you tried calling tech support at all?


If you would like to send it in for repair email me at [email protected] and ill get you taken care of.
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Sell it and get an SCT, Problem solved.
I was wondering when somebody was gonna pipe off with this comment.

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Funny you mentioned it. Mine works but it wont let me toggle to any of the options.

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