Active Aero help

Hey folks

I was just wondering if any of you have experienced the same issue that I am facing atm with my active aero…

It functions fine the first time it activates, but when it has activated once, it goes into a lock mode, and aero light keeps on in the dashboard until I turn off the car, and then I can activate it again to retract… Any of you had this issue??

So it activates automatically when You reach around 50 miles but it doesn’t retract when speed drops and that is for both front and rear ?

No, it retracts also again, but after that it wont activate again until I turn off the car for a few seconds, and then the same procedure again

I apologize, my previous post (which I’ve deleted) was incorrect.

The red AERO light only comes on if the front has malfunctioned.

If the system does not detect that the front motor is working, it will disable the rear after one activation.

I would recommend inspecting your front aero. I personally deleted my front aero but kept the motor plugged in and ziptied out of the way. This allowed the rear to function. (This was ages ago when I had my VR-4, now I have Stealths.)

If the rear does not function and there is no AERO light, you may need to inspect the limit switches inside the center portion of the rear wing. Common failure modes for the rear are bad limit switches and gummed up lubrication in the sliding linkage. Both easy and inexpensive to repair.

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JEY … Thank you lawdogg :smiley: :smiley: I suspected that something like that was going on, because my rear wing is not even connected and I tried inspecting my front aero, and it constantly only worked 1 time, and then having to reset. and that is as you say… I am straight off to clean and make it perhaps work better :slight_smile:

I actually just refurbished my front active aero assembly for the very same reason. Good luck!

My issue was the cap on the motor rusted off, and let water inside to gum things up. So I removed it, gave everything a rust removal bath, re-greased the cogs, cleaned electrical connectors, put everything back together, built a new cap and painted everything with rustoleum. The rods that move the plastic spoiler up and down were also rusty, so I took the assembly apart, sanded off the rust, used some boat grease and put that back together. It was a pain in the butt, but well worth it because everything works now :). I also rebuilt the rear aero motor and assembly. Be very careful if you take the motors apart. Make sure everything is in the disengaged (up in front and down in back) before taking stuff apart. Also, take pictures of EVERYTHING while you take things apart, little pieces tend to fly everywhere. Joe has a nice video on YouTube with some tips too.

Let me know if you run into any issues, maybe I can give you a hand, remotely :).


Thank you very much :+1:t2: My problem is the front as the rear one functions extremely good (knock on wood after saying that) I have to take the assembly apart and clean it up, but on first glance does not appear to be much rust to see… It feels more like it is not moving smoothly around the links, so I suspect that a good clean might clear it up