So if you’re wondering why you or anyone else would want a high idle system for your storyteller, the reason why is because it’ll kick on your engine without having to drive it to an rpm of 1500 do 2000, and what that will do is it will kick In that second alternator and charge your battery without having to move the main reason why i decided to get it is because we’re starting to get into the summer time and the ac does suck up a lot of energy, even though you can run it for approximately You know six to eight hours depending on the ambient temperature outside, but you know if i’m gone for a hike or doing whatever for four to five hours. Jestem, probably going to come back to like anywhere from like 10 do 30 bateria. And if i don’t want to move, i can just do the high idle charge my battery back up to about. I don’t know anywhere from like what 70 80 or something like that without having to move and so which is crucial in boondocking land. As soon as you move that spot is open so lost, you have a sweet spot, yeah it’s gone but anyways, więc to jest. Why i decided to get it now. Lorenzo here has had the high idle system for quite some time and uh. If you want to talk about your experience, real quick well, this is actually what happened to me. Uh we were out camping and i battered it was.
It happened to be a little bit of a hotter day, so i ended up using the ac it. You know lowered the batteries a bit, so i was like. Oh let me kick on the high idle and recharge the batteries. So what happened was that i did not actually check the status of the dpf filter before running that. So what happened in my case that uh halfway through that um cycle of an hour uh my check engine light came on because the dpf filter got full and, according to mercedes, benz specs, the regen cycle for the dvf filter kicks on when you’re driving the vehicle. Only that was the reason for my check. Engine light going on was because the eps filter got full. We could not kick off the regen cycle, so it said oh there’s, an issue by driving the vehicle um, the dpf filter. You know completed its cycle, it started the regen cycle once the regen cycle was complete, everything was once again back to normal. It really isn’t an issue with the mid city engineering module or with the sprinters it’s, just a matter of uh, making sure that you keep an eye on that dpf filter when you’re going to run it on high idle. I know that a lot of you guys are going to ask about questions about modifying your vehicle. Mid city engineering actually has a lot of facts and and data that you can research on their website and you can also contact them directly and speak to them.
If you have any further questions with regards to any warranty related stuff, tak, depending on what package you get, it can vary anywhere from about 800 to twelve hundred dollars. So i guess the big question since you’ve had it for a while is: sądzisz, że warto? You know what i i think it is uh i well i i guess, with the caveat i’m i’m, a gadget kind of guy, so anytime i get to play with a new gadget or you know, try out something new i’m all for it. One of the coolest options that i uh that i like is the drone just because of the fact that it gives you access via the app uh. It allows you to get notifications um on your phone yeah and that’s, like uh, około, like five dollars a month subscription fee on top of that right, tak, you get the first 30 days free and then, after that you have to sign up yeah. So you do get the fir the first 30 days free um, and if you sign up within that, Wiesz 30 day window, they have a couple different tiers of plans, but the the least expensive or the basic plan um can be as low as like. Three bucks a month, if you sign up like on a three plus year plan, so so one of the main reasons why i decided to pay the extra money to get the drone is because it’s gps enabled, as you mentioned, to, has a temperature gauge on it.
But most importantly, you can lock and unlock in remote start anywhere that you have internet service, because the drone portion itself, as you’ll see in the installation is built in lte. So as long as there’s, some type of cellular connection you’ll be able to start and stop your vehicle, which i think is really cool. I mean i’m happy that you installed it. Thank you by the way. Więc, with that being said, let’s get Music started, Muzyka. W porządku, so here we are starting the insulation process, so lorenzo you want to go over real, quick uh. What exactly needs to happen in a nutshell, tak, so a brief overview. Essentially, we we take a part um the kick panel area, um to be able to access or remove that little kick panel. You have to remove this little plate that screws towards the bottom and it holds in place. The the rubber mat underneath the driver’s side and it also kind of holds in place the bottom portion of that kick panel. So here you’re taking off the panel and you’re. Zasadzie, disconnecting all the connecting points right and so right now you take off the kick panel and then you unscrew a couple of screws, and then you have some built in yeah, są one, uh plastic, fasteners uh that um that they have in a couple of different spots. Tak myślę, like three three different fasteners and right there we’re using a t25 torx bit to remove the screws, Oklaski muzyczne.
W porządku, so right here, you’re pulling off the side panel. Czy to jest poprawne, Tak, a small uh plastic piece that kind of covers the top portion of the kick panel that’s just held by fasteners. So it just snaps out snaps off and you know back in Music. So there at the bottom there’s a little overlapping piece that has a bit of a clip as well and it’s, very tight to kind of separate them and be able to squeeze it through so kind of have to play with it a little bit. You also feed through the hood release lever after you unbolt that and then the whole. O, the last piece is you: you unclip the odb2 sensor plug once you remove that the whole little kick panel piece comes completely free. At that point, i was just making sure that that i had removed everything that needed to be removed. So there are two points of plugins where you have to install the mid city engineering device right, so real, quick as we’re looking at it. Where exactly are these two points, Uh, essentially two t hardened? I guess harnesses that gets plugged in you plug in the factory cable into into the mid city, Inżynierii, t harness and then the other gets plugged into the factory, Um, ecu and and and the other uh module as well so it’s a simple plug and play. Then yeah it’s it’s as simple as plug and play can get oh it’s, just gon na, Powiedzieć, oh and and the the plug the the ports that get plugged in they’re, all color coded.
So you plug in black with black and blue with blue one thing to know is that the the plugs only fit one way. Więc, if it’s not going in, then maybe you have it the wrong way. I think the only other thing i did with the with the blue connector was that i added a zip tie just for peace of mind, so that i know that it doesn’t slip out while you’re driving Music, so so in this section, we’re actually going to be Disassembling, the the spare key fob, essentially, we removed the cover we removed. The battery the mid city, Inżynierii, battery bar or key fob box actually has a power supply that gets inserted into the battery portion of key fob. It essentially resides in that box that’s required and basically it allows you to. Wiesz, do some of the functions with the with the mid city, Moduł, Muzyka, tam jest, a little plastic bridge that needs to be placed right above the the unlock button. On the key fob. jednak, you place the the key fob just make sure that that that resides right above it and that it is able to depress um on the unlock button of the key foam. W porządku, now that you put the key fob in the proper box and screwed it all nice and tight here, you have two modules right, so you have to make sure you put it in the correct one: they’re all labeled. W większości przypadków, i believe the cable connectors are like i said each of the ports are labeled as to what you need to plug into the mid city module.
So here you’re now starting to install the drone system, which is connected through lte, correct correct. To. A lot it actually gives you um gives the mid city module lte signal. It also gives a gps signal, and it also has sensors for like temperature, um stuff, like that yeah, and so here it has a sticker on the module. And so you have an option to stick it on the door frame which i went ahead and did because that serial number is what will basically track your vehicle correct. That component is the drone component and that’s what they based any of the troubleshooting or any tracking, is based on that serial number gotcha, and then also you need that serial number to put into the app to use the drone system correct to pair it to the Drone, tak, Czyli, Popraw, w porządku, so here you’re plugging in the drone into the module right, Popraw, um and, like i mentioned earlier, um dedicated spot for the drone connection, so it’s pretty simple, and then here you’re telling me about where you mounted and suggested that i mounted My drone either you can mount it back in the back behind the plastic or you can mount it on top of the plastic. So at this point before we put everything you know back together, we’re going to test it out so lower the windows close the doors. Then we lock it with the key fob. So once everything’s locked, you do the sequence: lock unlock, lock and that’s.
What triggers the remote start? W porządku, następnie, to turn it off. You unlocked it using the remote okay and then to take over so you break and then just like you’re starting just like you’re starting and then you can drive off sweet as far as putting putting everything back together, doing the same steps that you did to disassemble And you know reassemble as far as the the mid city engineering, uh modules. What i end up doing is just zip tying those to there’s a very thick bundle of cables run up kind of high towards the top of that kick panel area or that area. Underneath the steering column – and i just use zip ties and zip – tie the the three boxes to to that bundle of wires so mid city engineering was smart enough to put a hidden menu in where you can adjust the rpm and some other stuff. And honestly, i don’t know what 99 of this stuff means, so i don’t recommend messing around with it other than what you actually know it’s for. But here can you walk us through the steps of what we’re doing right now, essentially in the center cluster you’re, going to select the radio function and once you select the radio function, you’re going to select or depress the the mute button for a few seconds which Brings up this hidden menu, so the mute button in case someone doesn’t know is the scroll. You just push it in right: tak, the volume scroll.
If you depress it, that’s the mute button for the actual hidden menu that a lot of people may not know. In order to access that, you got to scroll all the way to the bottom right until it hits factory reset, and then you depress the the hang up buttons for a few seconds, and then that brings up a different menu which gives you um the following options. While you’re in the idle rpm, you click uh and it increments by 250, rpms so and it’ll cycle through between off 1250, 1500, 1750 i 2000., so those are the different settings that you can set it to now. Remember with the volta system the alternator that charges the volta system needs to run at at least 1500 rpm yeah now and i’ll. Add one side note, because i have the bluetooth adapter, that volta makes so i’m gon na test out what 1500 rpm does in regards to recharging the volta battery, because i have the bluetooth module that volta makes and so i’m curious to see what kind of amperage Or what kind of wattage i’m going to get recharging back into the battery, so i’ll go ahead and show that right now? Muzyka? I hope that you guys enjoyed this video and found it useful, and the cool thing about this is that lorenzo’s been working with mid city and he actually has a promotion code that he was able to work work out with him. You want to tell him about it, yeah so uh i was actually talking to mid city engineering and, and they were gracious enough to to provide a a coupon code that essentially allows any of the users to to obtain a 10 discount uh free shipping.
Teraz, it’s a great opportunity to to do so since you’ll get a little bit of a discount, yeah and i’ll be sure to put the coupon code down in the show notes. Um just know again that it expires may 5th. Więc, if you’re watching this and it’s past may 5th, 2021 Jestem, Przepraszam! So if you’re watching it before now’s the time to jump on it because 10 is a great deal, it saves you approximately a hundred dollars for the system that we installed today. Więc w porządku, thanks again for watching until then can’t wait to share the road with you. We should just do a bloopers video, oh what’s, to, i think it’s kind of catchy to win guys um. So if you don’t know click on the high idle and recharge the batteries, it’s too far to see today’s video is being brought to you. What is going on stonation i’m hello.