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Old 04-22-2019, 08:12 PM   #1
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HWH jacks down alarm

Is there a way to turn the volume down (or off) on that thing?

I thought the Cancel button would shut it up, but I guess not. If the engine is on & the jacks down, that thing dings & it's at a piercing decibel level it hurts my ears. It doesn't need to be that loud inside the coach! The only way I've found to shut it up is turn off the engine.

I realize it's a safety alarm, but after I've dropped the jacks I don't need that thing loudly dinging at me while I'm putting out the slides (or putting them in when getting ready to leave for that matter).

I've read posts in the Newmar Owners Forum where members found either the fuse location (yanked it) or found it's location & wrapped it w/tape. I'm assuming I could do the same if it's located in the dash near the steering column as Newmar owners have found?

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Mine goes off when I turn the engine off.
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Is there a way to turn the volume down (or off) on that thing?


I've read posts in the Newmar Owners Forum where members found either the fuse location (yanked it) or found it's location & wrapped it w/tape. I'm assuming I could do the same if it's located in the dash near the steering column as Newmar owners have found?

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Get a set of ear plugs if it bothers you for that short time.
Believe me, you want to here it if it goes off while you are driving down the road, grooving to your tunes, and for some reason your jacks start to go down! Just saying.
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Lori, are you sure it's the jacks down alarm and not the low air alarm? If things haven't changed, our previous '14 Phaeton & '15 Allegro Bus had a very mild sounding jacks down alarm that sounded like it came from the jack control panel, and would tone on-off-on-off. However, when the system would dump the air prior to setting the jacks, it would also trigger the low air alarm which was a loud and continuous shrill that could raise the dead. If it is the low air alarm and Tiffin is still using the same setup, that will be coming from a small round black colored piezo buzzer that hangs loose by the wires behind and under the dashboard. The face of that buzzer could be turned resulting in closing of the sound opening similar to turning a round salt shaker to open/close the holes. Some also put electrical tape over the buzzer muffling the shrill.
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The alarm is located under the dash and you can reduce the volume by rotating the top of the alarm to close the window. Mine was also eat piercing when I got the coach. It is now at a level that I know it is sounding but it is not driving me out of the coach while I am extending the slides.
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Below is what you are looking for. It's up under the dash on the left side of the steering column. Just turn the cover until the holes are covered. Ours is now whisper quiet, but still audible. The low air alarm is another story but it doesn't stay on but just a few seconds unlike the jacks down alarm.
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You guys are the best! And thanks for the photo, Dan. I'm pretty small & can fit under the driver's seat fairly easily so now I'll know what I'm looking for. Will report back if I'm successful.

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The low air pressure alarm if like ours is a black plastic disk about the size of a half dollar and is just stuffed in the wires on the right of the steering wheel. The disk has a small hole, I covered it with a piece of black electrical tape and then gradually enlarged a small hole in the tape till the sound was audible but not annoying.
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Found it!

Thanks to Lt Dan for the photo. Mine wasn't nicely attached to a bracket like yours is.. It was just dangling, above a rats nest of cables/wires, but it was to the left of the steering column. Had to lay on my back, with the flashlight in my mouth to get both hands moving aside the rats nest to get to it.

With the vents mostly closed, now it's just an audible dinging sound rather than the ear drum shattering/shrill alarm.

One issue down.

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