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Old 08-22-2013, 10:39 PM   #1
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Power seats and Map lights

Has anyone had problems with losing power to their front seats and map lights? I have a 2004 Mountain Aire and have looked in all the manuals and can't find where the fuse is located. Also I think the problem could have started when I was checking for loose connections on the 625 HWH jack motor and had the socket hit the hot wire which threw a few sparks! Not sure if that caused the problem, but need some help with this if anybody out there knows whats up!

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Old 08-22-2013, 10:47 PM   #2
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Sparks = blown fuse. If yours is anything like my Winnebago the fuses and circuit breakers are where you find them..Had problem with my passenger seat, every time I spun it I would return it in the wrong direction causing the wires to pull apart. Finally added a few inches of wire so I had a little more room for error.

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Old 08-22-2013, 11:07 PM   #3
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If you arced out power at the leveler motor, you could have taken out more than you realize. Have you checked that all coach systems are operating ?
Power seats are usually powered by a 12v circuit breaker ( 30 amp ) depending on the supplier this may be a manual re-set type, vs self re-setting.
Map lights on my coach are switched at the light AND require that the headlight switch dash dimmer be turned all the way up, till it clicks to turn them on.
I have a picture of the area where my power seat circuit breaker is located , I'll post it so you can look for something similar.
BTW. I've found fuses and circuit breakers in 10 locations throughout my coach 3 chassis and 7 coach , so as you go through your coach , keep notes of every fuse you find.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:17 PM   #4
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Picture of power distribution area above gen set, 99 DSDP.
Power stud, at the lower left of picture, is the front of the unit power from the coach batteries. This is protected by a 135 amp fuse , by the batteries at the rear of the coach.
Relay top of picture , is controlled by the ignition.
The 3 circuit breakers , connected by the aluminum bar , are for items that are powered up when the ignition is on.
The 2 breaker set up is , for items powered up all the time( power seats is one of these)
You need to find an area like this on your coach , with a voltmeter in your hand , and start checking for power.
These circuit breakers have a re-set, button just above the mount screws.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:28 AM   #5
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Look in the front exterior compartment drivers side. The majority of the fuses for the front of the coach are there.
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Welcome to the forum & irv2.
Here are a couple of PDF's to help you #1 and #2.
Coach wiring systems.
You have a fuse near the HWH pump in black cover for your jack system seats are 30 amp and locations everyone gave you need to be checked out.
Let us know how your making out.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:58 AM   #7
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You are correct! I took out o/v head fans, step cover, dook lights, step ext. when ignition is turned on etc...! Still can't find any blown fuses or tripped breakers! Will keep looking until I call newmar when they open!

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You may have taken out the main , 135 amp , fuse . On mine that fuse is within 2 feet of the coach battery bank. I have a Freightliner P/N , and there is another post with pictures of the fuse , that might help if your on a F/L chassis.
Particularly if you have no power to the levelers and can't start the gen set. As the big fuse supplies those on my coach as well.
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Thanks Everyone for your imput! As It turned out, there was a breaker in the back and it was 150 amp! The problem was that Newmar could not tell me where that breaker was and was told by one C/S rep there was not a breaker in the rear of the coach while the Freightliner rep (conferenced in on the call) said there was one when they shipped the frame to Newmar! Freightliner said Newmar must have move the breaker somewhere because it is U/L code to have one!! Shame on Newmar for not listing all locations of fuses and breakers in their owners manual and in their help manuals for the C/S reps to help customers when they call in!! It would have kept me from 5 day of stress and $110 bill from the RV moble guy. OH, the breaker is on the frame way up behind the back right wheel behind the Jack. Me oh my, why could they not put is somewhere it could be reached?
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Biggest part of the access problem is that , Freightliner, places the items; main system breakers /fuses; on the bare chassis , then the coach builders do their best to hide them.
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I have seen those large fuses in compartments on older Spartan chassis's, FL are new in line up your problem may benifit others coming down the line on FL chassis's.
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