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Old 11-13-2017, 06:14 PM   #1
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Battery Issue

I need help please. I just installed 4 new 6V batteries on my 1999 Mountain Aire I and now my Power Off Battery Disconnect will not come on. This function worked fine until I replaced the batteries. Any ideas?

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Did you have 6 volt batteries before and did you install the new ones exactly like to old ones? Did you leave a wire off? That happens a lot.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:40 PM   #3
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Did you by chance take a picture of what you had before you started?
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Did you by chance take a picture of what you had before you started?
yes I took many pic and checked all wires
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Do you remember by chance arching the wires at anytime? Maybe blew a fuse or breaker?
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:52 PM   #6
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When you hooked up your batteries did you hook up all positive red wires first than hooked up your negative cables last.

You have two 6v in paralle for 12v's correct, battery info in this link.

12v battery system ---- 12v fusing and wiring -----with wiring diagrams for BIRD System

BATTERY HOOK UP'S

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Two ideas.. One dealer (I happen to have done business with but I was not the victim) Installed six volt batteries in PARALLEL.. that gives you six volts.. THey need to be installed in series pairs (That is two batteries in series, and two more in series and the two pairs in parallel) To get 12 volt

OR.. You may have put ;em in backwards.
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A stupid mistake, make sure you take the black and red plastic caps off of the terminals. The black caps are sometimes harder to see if you left one on you would have no voltage.
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Lets assume that since you undertook the task of changing out your batteries that you are NOT electrically challenged and thoroughly understood the task at hand. Measure the voltage at the disconnect switch to ground. The best outcome would be the disconnect switch is in the off position, one of the batteries were discharged, or the relay is sticking. Please let us know what you find.
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I am looking for threads with battery issues and I happen to find this for a start maybe it might help you.

99 DSDP Electrical Mystery --- 99 MADP ELECTRICAL ELECTRONIC PROBLEM
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHANGING HOUSE BATTERIES --- YOU MAY FIND SOMETHING YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

Some of the links have info on wiring of the BIRD System, the solenoid that may just have a missing lead or one in the wrong place.

If you could post pictures of your batteries now hooked up maybe one of us may see something that is not right, just a suggestion.

BATTERY DISCONNECT WIRING And pictures of house battery tray.
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Thanks so much for all the advice and help. I discovered a bad connection in the wiring that lead to one of the batteries. Fixed the connection and everything is now working correctly. Thanks again!
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Thanks for the follow up homer, glad we could be of help, you keep it up you will be answering all the questions.
Enjoy the forums and now safe travels.
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