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Old 03-16-2018, 07:26 AM   #15
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Never have seen an “open engine” light and have traveled with our rear door open.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:38 AM   #16
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:13 PM   #17
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:35 PM   #18
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open engine.

Dave, I can email or text it to you. text 510-676-4044.
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See if you can post the pictures here please
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Old 03-17-2018, 10:18 AM   #20
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Well I checked our 2000 and we definitely have that "engine open" on our dash panel, but it doesn't light up when I turn on the ignition and have never seen it.
Stumped. Sorry guys, for the life of me, can't turn that photo !!
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2000 alpine 36mds (open engine) warning light

Jim sent me the picture. OK, Alpiners, lets hear from someone with a 1999 that can tell us what it is.
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open engine

Dave thanks for the repost for me.
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No problems, anyone seen this before and shed some light on this light, pun intended?
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Old 03-25-2018, 01:12 PM   #24
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According to the 1999 Owner's Manual it is the Engine Door Open Light, this light indicates the engine door is open. Shown in keynote 20 on p.15 of the Manual and described on p. 17.
The door itself won't have a switch, but the hydraulic actuator will, same sensor I'm sure as a Jacks Down alarm. The switch will be found on the HWH actuator assembly some place, probably on the end of a ram. Someone w/a '99 that still has the HWH engine door might confirm this (not foolproof as some prior owner may have wired around it to eliminate the nuisance value).

It is a Yellow light, meaning not an emergency issue. Red lights, e.g. Stop Engine light or Oil light, means an emergency is detected, pull over as soon as it is safe or further damage is imminent.

FYI in the summer, I travel w/the engine hatch partly open to exhaust hot air more efficiently. I suggest the same to all, or else add screened louvers as several Alpine owners have done (not an issue in the dead of winter). I hold mine open about 2" using a hook on the cross bar and zip tie assembly attached to the frame, and can unhook it easily if I need to check the engine bay. I used to travel w/it wide open, but I get a lot of well meaning feedback from passers-by that is unhelpful in heavy traffic.
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Jim, have you gotten this fixed?
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Reading this post, I am reminded that my early 99 Alpine came origionally equipped with a motor to open and close engine door, but it was removed when I got the coach in early 2002. I was told then that they were having so much trouble with that feature that it was being discontinued. I never saw the motor on my coach, but I think it still had a switch on the dash for that feature.???

As for Mikes post about keeping the engine door partially open while traveling, I am going to take his advise as my coach is in the shop having a new exhaust manifold being replaced for the second time. The first manifold was cracked and the second is warped. I have been told that Cummins has had few problems with the exhaust manifolds with their motors running in over the road trucks, but they see more motor homes with this problem, because of a more confined space and less air flow.
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Dave, no it has not!
The coach has been in the shop getting the HWH leaks repaired, just got it out!
Now in getting the sat and tv redone, should be able to pick it up this afternoon. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Well again the light went off, still no idea what is setting it "ON".
Got a 40" tv and new satellite system installed, I don't miss the 19"factory tv at all.
Also had the front and rear Rhino lined. I did the roof in 05 still holding up fine.
I upgraded the rear view camera to a wireless 7"color screen, whet a difference!
Next new tires the ones on the coach are 7 years old and look new.
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