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Old 03-20-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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System Heat Switch Light

The light in the switch for our "system heat" appears to have burned out. This is the light in the switch that comes on when the heat is turned on, not the light that comes on when the heater turns on. Anyone have knowledge of this type of lighted switch and how to either replace it or replace the "bulb". I don't want to take the panel down until I learn a bit more about what to expect. Thanks for the help. We have a 2007 HR Endeavor.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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The light in the switch for our "system heat" appears to have burned out. This is the light in the switch that comes on when the heat is turned on, not the light that comes on when the heater turns on. Anyone have knowledge of this type of lighted switch and how to either replace it or replace the "bulb". I don't want to take the panel down until I learn a bit more about what to expect. Thanks for the help. We have a 2007 HR Endeavor.
Lew,

The switch is easy to replace. Just drop the panel, pull off the slip on terminals and depress the spring clips on each side of the switch to push it out of the panel. I ordered the replacement switch from Monaco parts but that will not happen now since they are closed. REX over on the yahoo Monaco group has a parts list that will steer you to the OEM for the switch. Mine has already burned out again. The lamp is not replaceable and I am thinking about taking one apart and modifying it to us an LED.

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Old 03-21-2009, 12:25 PM   #3
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Egad!! Mine has never worked!! Now I'll fuss and fume till I fix it!
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:48 PM   #4
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I'm not absolutely sure about this, but my understanding is that the system heat switch has to be on, AND the temp has to be low enough for the thermostat to turn on the heaters (On my this is 40 degrees F). The light at the switch on mine comes on only when both of these conditions are met.
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:32 PM   #5
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I'm not absolutely sure about this, but my understanding is that the system heat switch has to be on, AND the temp has to be low enough for the thermostat to turn on the heaters (On my this is 40 degrees F). The light at the switch on mine comes on only when both of these conditions are met.
The light at the switch on mine comes on only when both of these conditions are met.....That was my thought...but this is from memory of the conditions last winter. I have NOT been in this position this year....

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I'm not absolutely sure about this, but my understanding is that the system heat switch has to be on, AND the temp has to be low enough for the thermostat to turn on the heaters (On my this is 40 degrees F). The light at the switch on mine comes on only when both of these conditions are met.
I agree with this - this is how mine works. Having "burned out" 2 cargo heaters within 1 year I will however not be using mine again. I will take the advice of fellow IRV2'ers and use a 110V caged worklight with a 75 Watt bulb to keep my tanks from freezing in the future.
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I am not trying to flame anyone here but you folks need to understand that there are two lights. Yes, the large Red indicator labeled ACTIVE under the System Heat menu on the panel just to the right of the Power switch only comes on when the System Heat is active i.e., the heat is on via the thermostat. The POWER switch to the left of the ACTIVE indicator also has an indicator lamp internal to the switch. That lamp should come on and the switch illuminated any time the System Heat is activated by turning on this switch. If the System Heat is activated and the cargo heat is actually on then there will be two lamps illuminated. One in the switch and the large one to the right of the switch. If the System Heat is activated and the cargo heat is not own then only the Power switch will be illuminated.

Go back and read Lew's original post and you will see that he understands this and is talking about the indicator within the switch not the indicator to the right of the switch.

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I am not trying to flame anyone here but you folks need to understand that there are two lights. Yes, the large Red indicator labeled ACTIVE under the System Heat menu on the panel just to the right of the Power switch only comes on when the System Heat is active i.e., the heat is on via the thermostat. The POWER switch to the left of the ACTIVE indicator also has an indicator lamp internal to the switch. That lamp should come on and the switch illuminated any time the System Heat is activated by turning on this switch. If the System Heat is activated and the cargo heat is actually on then there will be two lamps illuminated. One in the switch and the large one to the right of the switch. If the System Heat is activated and the cargo heat is not own then only the Power switch will be illuminated.

Go back and read Lew's original post and you will see that he understands this and is talking about the indicator within the switch not the indicator to the right of the switch.

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Thanks for the clarification, Bob... I really miss sitting in the the rig every night...Iwould know that fact if I was in it every night like I was a year ago...
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I used my System Heat during a recent trip to Indianapolis when the temp dipped below 30 for 2 nights.

My switch light comes on as soon as I press the switch, but the system light does not come on until the cargo heater turns on. It did come on.

The Aladdin showed the outside temp at 26 and the basement temp at around 36 when the system heat light came on.

It was about 4 in the morning and I was wishing I had floor tile heat, or a Foretravel Phoenix.

Since I was scantily clad , I didn't check to see if the cargo heater was actually on.
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....Since I was scantily clad , I didn't check to see if the cargo heater was actually on.
Bud..Do you know what I think you are???

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Bud..Do you know what I think you are???

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Old 04-05-2009, 06:30 PM   #12
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I decided to replace the system heat switch so it would light when I turned it on again. When I tested the power wire to the switch I discovered that there is no power going to the switch. I have looked everywhere and can't find a fuse burned out and don't even know if there is a fuse for the system heat. Any ideas??!! Thanks for any help!
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:43 PM   #13
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The lighted switch is universal and can by bought at most part stores.
The heated bay system is a poorly designed one and is not worth having.
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:29 AM   #14
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Kesi,
Go to the to the grey rear run panel where your two battery disconnects are. (The last compartment on the curb side where the muffler is.) Open the door and look for the two rows of fuses, left of center. The 3rd fuse from the top on the left row of fuses, is the fuse for the bay heat. (20 amp)
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