TMG DE false (tailgating)

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Coming back from Dallas today, got cutoff really hard by a real sweetheart. Offender was a newish (2012-2016?) Tahoe that put their ultrasonic sensors (the black circles in the bumper) well within 8” of my heads. TMG gave off a standard DE warning with the autokill report.

obviously I’m not displeased with anything except that damn longhorn but thought it was worth a report.
 

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It may have well been a false caused by an external source but it could also be a sign of a head going bad. If you start seeing more falses, especially after/during wet weather, you may want to look at replacing it.

I have a couple on my car that false to DE intermittently but just haven't had any time at all to take them off my car and send them in. When they aren't falsing they seem to otherwise perform just fine.
 

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In a rare occurrence,If the head screws are way over torqued, they puncture the adhesive,and allow moisture in. This can cause DE falses, or complete head failure. We have added washers for the screws last year to prevent this.
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In a rare occurrence,If the head screws are way over torqued, they puncture the adhesive,and allow moisture in. This can cause DE falses, or complete head failure. We have added washers for the screws last year to prevent this.
Some driving systems are causing DE falsing also. I get falses but they are super rare.
 

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I did torque the screws down bad so I might remember that for the future but like I said, first false yet and everything is performing normal otherwise. FWIW weather is overcast.
 

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In a rare occurrence,If the head screws are way over torqued, they puncture the adhesive,and allow moisture in. This can cause DE falses, or complete head failure. We have added washers for the screws last year to prevent this.
That could explain the improvement to Dragoneye jamming you mentioned with Gen2 heads.
 

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That could explain the improvement to Dragoneye jamming you mentioned with Gen2 heads.
I believe some systems were tested on bad heads.
TMG did beef up the components of G2 heads.
 

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I believe some systems were tested on bad heads.
TMG did beef up the components of G2 heads.
Reason why I mention that is Dragoneye requires the heads to receive properly. XLR and other guns don't need the same reception as Dragoneye so they aren't affected. So water intrusion messing with signaling means jamming slip ups and therefore PTs.
 

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