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Old 07-19-2008, 05:43 PM   #1
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I am a long time viewer of this forum but was not a registered member prior to this post. While traveling, a warning alarm sounded, all dash gauges including silverleaf went blank and the engine shut down. I immediately pulled over. I tried restarting the engine and it did start but the gauges and silverleaf was still dead. We drove to a safer location and tried to reset the vansco system, it did not reset. I called a fellow Apline owner for some assistance. Since we were in a remote location and assistance was not available we decided to cautiously travel to an RV Park. We felt that something caused a short and I would trouble shoot once safely in camp. Turned out I had adjusted our GPS just prior to the problem. I checked the 12 volt outlet in the drivers compartment that the GPS was plugged into and found the nut that connected one of the wires to the outlet was loose. I tightend the nut and tried resetting the vansco and everything worked again.
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Old 07-19-2008, 05:43 PM   #2
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I am a long time viewer of this forum but was not a registered member prior to this post. While traveling, a warning alarm sounded, all dash gauges including silverleaf went blank and the engine shut down. I immediately pulled over. I tried restarting the engine and it did start but the gauges and silverleaf was still dead. We drove to a safer location and tried to reset the vansco system, it did not reset. I called a fellow Apline owner for some assistance. Since we were in a remote location and assistance was not available we decided to cautiously travel to an RV Park. We felt that something caused a short and I would trouble shoot once safely in camp. Turned out I had adjusted our GPS just prior to the problem. I checked the 12 volt outlet in the drivers compartment that the GPS was plugged into and found the nut that connected one of the wires to the outlet was loose. I tightend the nut and tried resetting the vansco and everything worked again.
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:59 PM   #3
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Traveling Raven,
congratulations on your elevation from "Lurker" status and welcome to the forum. Your post points out that poor connections and loose grounds probably account for a lot of our problems. Always wise to check connections and grounds before looking for a bigger problem
Again, welcome to the forum and post often
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