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Old 01-14-2019, 06:03 PM   #1
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Blinking Switches, Failing Interior Lights

Back again with my 2019 DSDP 4018. Two of my internal light switch buttons on the switch panels are now blinking constantly, several times a second. These are the accent lights and the overhead lights above the couch in front of the TV. When I press the actual panel the appropriate lights come on for a moment and then immediately go out. All my other interior lights (many on the same switch panels) are working correctly. Has anyone experienced this same issue? Is there a likely cause? what should I look for? Will call Newmar tomorrow, but folks on this forum seem to know things like this, so I thought I would ask here as well.
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:37 PM   #2
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I would try a reboot by hitting the disconnect switch that powers the coach, most call it the salesman switch located as you enter by the cup holder. It seems that this is the answer to many issues with these new coaches.
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:41 PM   #3
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I thought some of the interior LED light issues were resolved, but we have about 6 that are in some state of failing in our 2018 Bay Star.
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:32 PM   #4
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I would try a reboot by hitting the disconnect switch that powers the coach, most call it the salesman switch located as you enter by the cup holder. It seems that this is the answer to many issues with these new coaches.


Salesman switch reset did no good.
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Old 01-15-2019, 01:41 AM   #5
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"hamgva".....I always hate to say this when you're looking for answers, but I would call KIB and see if they know what's going. It may be something they've seen and have a simple answer.
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:13 PM   #6
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Called Newmar - They had not seen it. Will be talking to KIB tomorrow. Interesting phenomena. Will post the result in case others experience the same issue.
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:53 AM   #7
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Update. Now I have all my bath lights failing. The switches for the heated floors also failing. And several other lights. They are sending me a replacement board for the one (of 4) circuit boards in the box in the mid bath. 4 week backlog on the board. Not real happy. Especially not having the floor heat in winter.
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Update. Now I have all my bath lights failing. The switches for the heated floors also failing. And several other lights. They are sending me a replacement board for the one (of 4) circuit boards in the box in the mid bath. 4 week backlog on the board. Not real happy. Especially not having the floor heat in winter.


I would call my dealer and see if they can expedite the parts for you. They should have the contacts at Newmar to make things happen sooner.
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My dealer was purchased by camping world. Previous Newmar specialist is gone. Service Department will not answer phone. Need I say more? There is a semi-local mobile tech, but I have not been able to raise him either.
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:25 PM   #10
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I now have an appointment on Monday with the dealer thanks to an inquiry to the dealer by Newmar Customer Service. Looks like their interest created some dealer interest. hmmm......
We will see.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:23 PM   #11
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Update: The dealer appointment was a bust - literally. No help at all on the lighting issues. New problems on my leveler and tank measurement systems. Now my black tank measure goes straight to full at about 1/4 tank. causing the toilet light to go on. Dump and rinse and it shows empty. Seems the tech tried to recalibrate the fresh tank, but instead recalibrated the black tank to read full at 1/4 tank. It is not a dirty tank issue. At some point I will have the time to measure the correct amount of water to fill the blank tank (or remove the pegboard so I can see) and recalibrate "fullness." In the meantime, I just dump once a day. The auto-leveler still fails, but now the front side of front-to-back leveling fails to work, although side-to side and rear works. I am on a level site for the winter, so Jacks down, fairly level coach. But.... learned my lesson. Dealer was bought by "Crapping World" shortly after I ordered my coach. Sales man has gone, Walk through person has gone, mechanic who fix a couple of items at walk through is gone. I am betting that Newmar vehicles will be gone from the lot for 2020. Just a hunch. Anyway... Nappanee in June. I will be there.
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