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Old 09-27-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:52 PM   #2
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I used to own a 2004, sold it back about 5 weeks before WRV went out of business and stepped up to an APEX. Still quite familiar with the systems etc. on the Avalanche should you have any questions.
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:03 AM   #3
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any info on the elitrical wiring or the vansco system would help, my current problemis the solenoid that ties the house and chassis batteries. the solenoid is good but there is no power to close it
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Hang tight JT, I cannot help you much, but I'm confident that someone will answer your post in short order. Did you check for power to the battery boost switch?

I am not sure if the wiring diagrams posted on the ACA site apply to the Avalanche.
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Jt, I would think the Avalanche Vansco system is similar to the Alpine of the same year. The first thing I would do is turn the 12V power off at the disconnects for a few minutes and let the Vansco system rest.
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JT- after you do the Wayne fix, see if (after about 4 minutes of being plugged in to shore power and w/house batteries up to 13V+) the #19 LED on the output side of the rear Vansco lights up. If yes, the Vansco is sending +12V off the chassis batteries to what is supposed to be the coil +terminal of the solenoid. If #19 lights and no 12V at the coil, then there is an open in the line between the Vansco & the solenoid. The wire loom is short & easy to follow.

I worked on an 05 Sunday that had that problem. The previous owner had trimmed off the wire loom wire to the coil and replaced it w/one from the alternator. I couldn't figure out why, so I pressed on a new ring connector, nutted it down on the coil stud and all worked like it should tying the two banks together so the inverter could keep both banks charged.
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See JT...I didn't think I could help. But I knew help was around the corner.
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thanks again to all for the help tried the , vansco reset no help, checked #19 on the vanso unit is not lit and no juice to the solenoid . it does sound like others have had this problem,is there a lead that comes hot in the battery area?
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