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Service Bulletin: How to Test an Eccco LED Strobe Light

How to Test an Ecco LED Strobe LightBeginning in 2016, Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 buses have come equipped with an Ecco LED roof-mounted strobe light with a built-in power pack. The Ecco LED strobe light is much easier to troubleshoot than previous strobe lights. It has both a power and ground wire, making it very easy to test.

In this service bulletin, we’ll show you how to test an Ecco LED strobe light using a standard 9-volt battery and a Carolina Thomas LED strobe light connector (P/N: Ecco-Test). Click here for a printable copy of the service bulletin.

To order a Carolina Thomas LED strobe light test connector, call our Parts Professionals at (800) 440-3492.

Got questions or need assistance? Give us a call.
 
Office:   336-851-1718 Ext. 383
Mobile:  336-215-0970
Email:  vrivera@carolinathomas.com
 
Vinny Rivera
Service Manager

How To Activate Cummins Diesel Engine Stay Warm Feature

How To Activate Cummins Diesel Engine Stay Warm FeatureIn early 2017, Thomas Built Buses announced a revolutionary new feature for diesel engines: Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Temperature Stabilization, also known as the “Stay Warm” feature. This new feature optimizes the regenerative parameters of diesel engines, increasing active regeneration and decreasing aftertreatment DPF maintenance issues. In this service bulletin, we’ll show you how to activate Cummins diesel engine Stay Warm feature using Cummins INSITE software. 

This simple parameter settings change will allow the engine to continue its active regeneration versus regen interruption when the bus slows below 25 mph under the standard parameter settings. 

Satisfied customers have seen a dramatic decrease in aftertreatment maintenance issues with the new “Stay Warm” feature, as reported in School Bus Fleet.

Download our service bulletin for step-by-step instructions to activate the “Stay Warm” feature using Cummins INSITE software. 

Got questions or need assistance? Give us a call.
 
Office:   336-851-1718 Ext. 383
Mobile:  336-215-0970
Email:  vrivera@carolinathomas.com
 
Vinny Rivera
Service Manager

Testing a Data Link in a Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Bus

Easy service and maintenance is another way Thomas Built Buses offers the lowest total cost of ownership in the school bus industry.

In this video*, we’ll show you how to test the 1939 data link in a Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus.

To assist your understanding of the procedures described in this video, please download this printable service bulletin (PDF) and refer to it as you view the video. 

Testing a Data Link in a Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 School Bus

 

*This video filmed on-site by Thomas Built Buses at the Carolina Thomas Service Training Center

Got questions or want more information about testing a data link in a Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 bus? Give us a call.
 
Office:   336-851-1718 Ext. 383
Mobile:  336-215-0970
Email:  vrivera@carolinathomas.com
 
Vinny Rivera
Service Manager

 

Easy Window Replacement – Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 School Bus

Easy service and maintenance is another way Thomas Built Buses offers the lowest total cost of ownership in the school bus industry.

In this video*, we’ll show you how to replace the windows in a Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus.

Easy Window Replacement - Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 School Bus

 

*This video filmed on-site by Thomas Built Buses at the Carolina Thomas Service Training Center

Got questions or want more information about replacing windows in a Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 bus? Give us a call.
 
Office:   336-851-1718 Ext. 383
Mobile:  336-215-0970
Email:  vrivera@carolinathomas.com
 
Vinny Rivera
Service Manager

 

Testing Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) – Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2

Easy service and maintenance is another way Thomas Built Buses offers the lowest total cost of ownership in the school bus industry.

In this video*, we’ll show you how to test the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) in a Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus.

 

*This video filmed on-site by Thomas Built Buses at the Carolina Thomas Service Training Center

Got questions or want more information about testing diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) in a Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 bus? Give us a call.
 
Office:   336-851-1718 Ext. 383
Mobile:  336-215-0970
Email:  vrivera@carolinathomas.com
 
Vinny Rivera
Service Manager

 

Changing Warning Lights – Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2

Easy service and maintenance is another way Thomas Built Buses offers the lowest total cost of ownership in the school bus industry.

In this video*, we’ll show you how to replace the warning light assembly and LED bulb on a Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus.

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Questions? Contact Vinny Rivera (Service Manager) at (800) 440-3492 ext. 383 or vrivera@carolinathomas.com.

Parts questions? Contact Steve Connolly (Parts Manager) at 1-800-440-3492 Ext. 366 or sconnolly@carolinathomas.com.

*This video filmed on-site by Thomas Built Buses at the Carolina Thomas Service Training Center

Easy Air Disc Brake Pad Replacement – Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2

Air Disc Brakes are now available on the Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2. This optional upgrade drastically reduces the time required to service the brake pads. For this reason, many customers are now ordering the Air Disc Brakes option.

In this video*, we’ll show you how to change the Air Disc Brake pads on a Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus. Easy service and maintenance is another way Thomas Built Buses offers the lowest total cost of ownership in the school bus industry.

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Service or training questions? Contact Vinny Rivera (Service Manager) at 1-800-440-3492 Ext. 383 or vrivera@carolinathomas.com.

Parts questions? Contact Steve Connolly (Parts Manager) at 1-800-440-3492 Ext. 366 or sconnolly@carolinathomas.com.

*This video filmed on-site by Thomas Built Buses at the Carolina Thomas Service Training Center

Simple Interior Dome Light Replacement – Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2

Thomas Built Buses offers the lowest total cost of ownership in the school bus industry. Here’s a simple video maintenance tip that will save you money.

Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 buses delivered in 2016 and after come equipped with LED interior dome lights. This video* will show you how to replace the individual LED bulb versus the whole light assembly. A similar process can be used to replace incandescent bulbs.

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Questions? Contact Vinny Rivera (Service Manager) at (800) 440-3492 ext. 383 or vrivera@carolinathomas.com.

Parts questions? Contact Steve Connolly (Parts Manager) at 1-800-440-3492 Ext. 366 or sconnolly@carolinathomas.com.

*This video filmed on-site by Thomas Built Buses at the Carolina Thomas Service Training Center

Saf-T-Liner C2 Winter Service & Maintenance Tip: Wait To Start

Wait To StartThe recent frigid temperatures are a reminder that winter is far from over. Fortunately, you can rely on your Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 buses equipped with Cummins engines to start during extremely cold temperatures, with proper maintenance. Here’s a cold weather tip to help your bus drivers make things easier for your service technicians. (more…)

Training Video – Saf-T-Liner C2 Window Frame Cover Repair Procedure

Saf-T-Liner C2 Window Frame Cover Repair Procedure

Some older model Saf-T-Liner C2 buses (A-series VINs) equipped with old-generation windows may develop a cracked corner on the lower portion of the window frame. The cracking issue has been eliminated on the newer C2 buses equipped with new-generation windows.

This video will guide you step by step through the simple repair for this problem.

Window Cover Repair Parts

Here is a list of the part numbers you will need:

  • Formed Cover – TBB 186164 (Qty. 1 per position)
  • Screw – TBB 69003099 #10 x 5/8” Truss-head screw (Qty. 2 per position)

To obtain parts, call us at 800-440-3492 and ask for our Parts Department.

Download a printable version of this procedure. Visit our YouTube Channel to view all our training videos.