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Old 03-22-2017, 09:16 AM   #1
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Am I missing screws on dash panel?

I'm having some intermittent issues with things wired under the dash. First, occasionally, the glow plug light goes out but the chassis diesel won't turn over. I try it a couple more times and it works, I'm afraid to turn it off on a trip when stopped for lunch or fueling for fear it may leave me stranded. The other issue is the triple vision camera system. I've programmed it for for left camera on left turn signal, right on right turn signal, and rear camera on all the time to keep an eye on the toad. Each time it manages to reprogram itself to something else. May show left side on right turn signal, may go to split view. Fortunately, the rear camera has continued to work properly. I've just had the coach a few months. I know Mesa RV replaced the radio/nav system right there next to the triple vision camera screen, so they probably pulled the dash panel out. I'm wondering if loose connections is my problem. Also, as you'll see in the picture below, it looks like I'm missing screws that firmly mount the panel to the dash. If you have the Phaeton, can you tell me if this looks like I'm missing screws? Thx.
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:41 AM   #2
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Yep, should have self tapping screws in those holes.
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Old 03-22-2017, 11:27 AM   #3
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Surprised the panel has stayed in, looks like all the crews are missing. They are small self tapping screws, colored black, just take one out of the drivers side console for a match, they are all the same. You most likely have some loose wires. Also check the connection at the ignition switch, I found ours was basically falling off.
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Old 03-22-2017, 02:54 PM   #4
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Thanks for your help!
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:37 AM   #5
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Jim,

Also check your grounds...an intermittent ground will cause a lot of what you are experiencing.
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:44 PM   #6
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I've had that entire panel out a few times. The screws are 6-32 self taping sheet metal screws with the heads painted black. My panel was out so often that the screws are mostly stripped so I just replaced them with 8-32 screws and painted the heads black.

I agree with THutch. Check for loose connections. On my Phaeton the clearance around the swtiches, 12v outlet and USB outlet are close and I've pulled off a couple of connections when the panel was removed. Some of the blade connectors were stretched a little and were easy to knock off.
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I agree with Dave, it's at the point I am afraid to put my hand up under the dash for fear of knocking off some wire.
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