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Old 01-23-2007, 09:58 AM   #1
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After being on the road for 1-2 hours,all the engine gauges, Tach, Speedometer go to zero and the "Christmas Tree" (annunciator panel) blinks on/off and buzzes. The engine remains running. After re start everything is OK, but at some shorter interval it all repeats - suggesting a heat buildup condition. Installed a new Christmas Tree, checked all battery connections,loose wires - no help. Driven it 1800 miles like this.Alpine '04 34'FDDS Help!
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:58 AM   #2
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After being on the road for 1-2 hours,all the engine gauges, Tach, Speedometer go to zero and the "Christmas Tree" (annunciator panel) blinks on/off and buzzes. The engine remains running. After re start everything is OK, but at some shorter interval it all repeats - suggesting a heat buildup condition. Installed a new Christmas Tree, checked all battery connections,loose wires - no help. Driven it 1800 miles like this.Alpine '04 34'FDDS Help!
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:18 PM   #3
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Hi fep,

Welcome to the Forum!! I see no one has posted any helpful suggestions, and unfortunately, I don't have any other than asking whether you have called the factory. Call 866-567-4133, which is the customer service number. If you don't get help fairly quickly, call back and ask for Mike Glazier, who is the head of customer service.

Good luck!!
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:20 PM   #4
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Thank you for your concern and your reply. Idid call WRV (Mark) who suggested the replacement of the Christmas Tree - which I did to no avail.I paid $330.for that item, and even though it isn't the solution, WRV won't take it back because it is an electric component.I'll call Glazier - perhaps he can help. Electrical glitches are difficult to analyze.I appreciate your concern. Frank Punderson
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:20 AM   #5
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First thing I would do is take it to the closest Cummins dealer and have them read the engine computer for an error. That might just give you the reason for the failure.
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HI FEP - We had the same thing happen on our '03 and after 3 months we finally diagnosed that it was the Computer Brain for the dash that was back by (in front of & underneath)the battery compartment. I just looked at the repair order & it is called the Vehicle Data Computer but does not list Part #. We actually took our coach to Butlers in Yakima and had it replaced there under extended warranty.
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:21 AM   #7
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Dear Swans: God bless you for responding and also having the solution! I've ordered one from WRV and will have it installed. Electrical difficulties are a problem to identify. I sure hope this turns out to be our solution. Ours is a 34' '04, and this is the first real difficulty we have experienced. Many, many thanksfor your input. Frank Punderson
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