RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > National RV Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-23-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
trode's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 835
headlight issue

OK a little confused here, my headlights on 2004 seabreeze are acting up, I am trying to narrow down to source. When I turn on headlights on low beam the outer lights light (normal) and the inner (high beams) are on very very dim. When I move selector switch to either high beam position or flash high beams function ALL light go off. I recently changed one of the low beam lights and all seemed to be working fine on last trip, well no now that I think about it only the constant high beam position worked before and not the flash high beam function (pull on lever). Not sure where to begin with this, my initial instinct is the multifunction switch.

Looking for ideas where to start
__________________

__________________
Tom and Patty
The "Rode Crew"
2004 National RV, Seabreeze 1341, F-53 22K, Chevy Malibu toad.
trode is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-23-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 163
What chassis do you have?

There are a number of different issues you may be encountering. First one is the headlight switch itself. If all headlight power runs through the headlight switch the switch could have overheated and is about to fail.

Secondly you may have a bad ground somewhere in the headlight wiring from the headlight switch to the headlights. I would check the connections from the headlights towards the dash and see if the condition changes.

Thirdly and most importantly, check your chassis battery connections, and then make sure your chassis battery is fully charged. A low battery could also cause your issue.
__________________

vtbigdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 06:21 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
trode's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 835
Quote:
Originally Posted by vtbigdog View Post
What chassis do you have?
Ford f53 2003 chassis
__________________
Tom and Patty
The "Rode Crew"
2004 National RV, Seabreeze 1341, F-53 22K, Chevy Malibu toad.
trode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 02:28 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
trode's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 835
Who's fault is this.....

Yesterday I decide to trace out my headlight issue, looke under coach for above mentioned ground...wires disappear into bundle after bundle of wire runs and cannot trace them back to a gound except I see large gound lug on power fuse box under hood, and all appears ok there. Next idea, open up the housing around the steering column and see how the connections look at the multi function switch. Well, what do you know!! The wire connection at the switch is VERY loose, either when Ford built, or when coach builder was upfitting, someone broke the lock on the connector and it had worked its way loose. Push back in to correct position and have high beams, low beams and flash to pass function!! STILL, high beam bulbs are dimly lit when on low beam but everything else funtions OK. Wonder now how to keep the plug from coming loose since the lock tab is broken off, thought about putting dab of super glue or 5500 adhesive to keep from coming loose, down side will probably be nightmare if needs to come off later.
__________________
Tom and Patty
The "Rode Crew"
2004 National RV, Seabreeze 1341, F-53 22K, Chevy Malibu toad.
trode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 12:25 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
chboone's Avatar


 
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Horse Town USA, CA.
Posts: 3,226
Use a small plastic tywrap or wrap it with good with electrical tape.

Chuck Boone
__________________
1999 35 ft. Dolphin 5350, F53, Banks System, 5 Stars Tune, Air Lift Air Bags, Koni Shocks, Blue OX TruCenter, TigerTrak track bars F&R, Roadmaster 1-3/4" rear auxiliary sway bar, 2004 F450 Lariat 6.0 Diesel Crew Cab DRW, 4X4, B&W Custom Truck Bed, GVWR 15,000, Front GAWR 6,000, Rear GAWR 11,000, GCWR 26,000, 1994 36ft Avion 5er, GVWR 13,700
chboone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 10:02 AM   #6
YC1
Senior Member
 
YC1's Avatar


 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 7,048
As for the dimly lit bulb there is a chance they have a weird DRL system that puts the bulbs in series which effectively cuts the voltage in half.
__________________
Myron & Deborah
08 HR Endeavor 40 SKQ
2012 Ford Edge Limited FWD 3.5L
Aluminator tow bar, Demco base plate
YC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 03:54 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Max Hubrich's Avatar


 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pikeville, NC
Posts: 1,750
Tom-

I sometimes use small (narrow) plastic tie wraps. I put them together to get the desired length I need. Then I thread it through the removable part of the electrical plug and wrap it around something like the steering column?? and then slip the ends (male and female) of the tie wraps together and pull it snug with a needle nose pliers.
It's then easily cut to remove the plug, if needed.
__________________
Max H,
2002 Newmar Mountain Aire, 37', 3778, W-22, 8.1 Vortac, Ultra Power upgrade, CAI (cold air intake), Taylor wires, colder plugs, Koni shocks.
Max Hubrich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 08:00 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
trode's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Carolina Campers
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 835
Yep

I think I will give that a shot
__________________
Tom and Patty
The "Rode Crew"
2004 National RV, Seabreeze 1341, F-53 22K, Chevy Malibu toad.
trode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 10:18 AM   #9
YC1
Senior Member
 
YC1's Avatar


 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 7,048
Use some short strips of electrical tape. Works fine, lasts long time.
__________________
Myron & Deborah
08 HR Endeavor 40 SKQ
2012 Ford Edge Limited FWD 3.5L
Aluminator tow bar, Demco base plate
YC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 10:25 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: michigan-tip of the mitt
Posts: 1,441
Do ya know Red Green? ductape makes the world work proper.
__________________
HR 29 fks TT, 1 slide, Chevy Silverado, RVM 167
Next stop?
Previous rigs..2 Pickup campers,2 TT's, 3 DP MH's
t55watson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 02:51 PM   #11
YC1
Senior Member
 
YC1's Avatar


 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 7,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by t55watson View Post
Do ya know Red Green? ductape makes the world work proper.
That was a great show. Reminded me of He Haw.
__________________

__________________
Myron & Deborah
08 HR Endeavor 40 SKQ
2012 Ford Edge Limited FWD 3.5L
Aluminator tow bar, Demco base plate
YC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.