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Old 02-21-2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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Remote generator starter

I have an 06 HR ambassador and the remote starters both on the dash and on the main panel will not work, they did until I had the generator serviced, now they are both dead. Is there a fuse of another switch that is preventing remote starting ? Any suggestions are welcome.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
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Open your generator compartment and look for a disconnected cable. Both the inside and inside remote should connect there. If you don't find anything disconnected, check inside the front basement compartment (front run bay) under the driver's window and inside the large black box that holds many of your fuses. The back of the box should have a fuse layout.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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Does it start from the switch on the genny?
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Check at the plug connection on the outside of the gen. up at the right hand side to make sure the wire are all making contact ( inside plug and where they splice them together) I had the ground wire pulled out just a little so it did not make contact took me a long time last week to trace it to that connection! I had a splice come apart and the wire was pulled out a little in the plug.
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My Windsor has a switch in the engine compartment that switches from front to rear control, with a start switch right beside it. I bet yours has that and it got changed to rear.
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My Windsor has a switch in the engine compartment that switches from front to rear control, with a start switch right beside it. I bet yours has that and it got changed to rear.
Sorry but if you use that switch you should start the cummins and not onan
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Sorry but if you use that switch you should start the cummins and not onan
OOPS! My mistake! I should have known that!
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:21 PM   #8
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remote generator starter

Thanks everyone for your help, I found the problem it was the remote wiring had been unplugged by the techs who serviced the generator. (and
I paid $106 per hour for these 'experts')
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Things you should do.

I think that you would of had the Tec. that worked on it start it up for you to show you that it work O.K.
Just a thought.
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Terry, Normally I would take it back and let the Tech show me, but its 45 miles away and the coach is currently snowed in the barn, so I figured I would try a fix myself first. The irony is I had booked it in for a replacemnent block heater and thought I would let them change the oils and filters while its there, then they called me an hour or so after I had dropped it telling me they didnt have a block heater in stock and would take a couple days to get one, so I ended up paying $106 per hour for probably an trainee to chnage the oil.
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Thanks everyone for your help, I found the problem it was the remote wiring had been unplugged by the techs who serviced the generator. (and
I paid $106 per hour for these 'experts')
I had the very same issue, the connector was half way unplugged, it looks like when they reinstalled the tan covers on the generator they zip tied the remote cable the the side of the power conduct, rather the underside of that conduct, when the slide goes in and out there is steel structure very close, and it got caught on that and pulled the connector apart, just make sure that 3 wire covered harness is twisted down under the gray flex conduct
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Thanks everyone for your help, I found the problem it was the remote wiring had been unplugged by the techs who serviced the generator. (and
I paid $106 per hour for these 'experts')
It was probably intentional that they unplugged it -- they didn't want a possible auto gen start system to start the generator when they had their hands in there, or when the engine didn't have oil. It's not a bad thing to do before servicing the genset.

The issue was that they didn't plug it back in when they were done.
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