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Old 05-17-2015, 02:31 PM   #1
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12 volt loss

We just purchased a 2002 Monaco signature series and just lost 12 volt power. We have been reading everyone's advice on this matter and it seems that everyone says bypass solenoid. We also think this is the answer. Can someone answer this question? Where is the 12 volt solenoid located on this 2002 Monaco? There are several on this coach and none of them are labeled. I thinking it is located in the rear and one is the battery boost and the other is the solenoid that needs bypassing. As it stands right now we are traveling down the road with 4 grandkids and we have no 12 volt power.
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:58 PM   #2
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Salesman switch bypass


https://www.google.com/search?q=sale...y=0&gws_rd=ssl


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Are you sure someone didn't bump the battery cutoff switch? This is why I finally bypassed mine.
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We just purchased a 2002 Monaco signature series and just lost 12 volt power. We have been reading everyone's advice on this matter and it seems that everyone says bypass solenoid. We also think this is the answer. Can someone answer this question? Where is the 12 volt solenoid located on this 2002 Monaco? There are several on this coach and none of them are labeled. I thinking it is located in the rear and one is the battery boost and the other is the solenoid that needs bypassing. As it stands right now we are traveling down the road with 4 grandkids and we have no 12 volt power.

Check & see if one of the kids hit the cut off switch close to the door. It's commonly referred to as the salesman's switch. It controls that solenoid. Otherwise the solenoids are in the high current plate on the right side of the engine compartment. There are two which can be bypassed. They are on the lower right side of the plate. They look like old automotive starter solenoids.


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The area marked with "2" contain the solenoids.


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That was the first thing we checked to make sure the kids didn't hit the switch. Everything point to the solenoid. Thanks for the pic. When we stop in Los banos for the evening I hope to get it up and running. Thx! I'll let you know what happens
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In the picture marked "2" which solenoid needs to be bypassed or does it matter. This is David's wife and I'm probably not wording this way he would and hopefully you guys are understanding me. I kinda upset that we have gotten no reply from Monaco reps and we have had this problem since Friday. Really appreciate your help
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We just got this motor home and although we've owned several rv none of this caliber. Manual states to blow down the air tanks monthly but failed to say where the air tanks are located. Do you know.
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Do you have a voltmeter or a test light? Not absolutely necessary. IF you are extremely careful you can do a simple test to see which one may not be working. The large terminals are what get connected inside the solenoid. With a piece of scrap wire cut the insulation off the ends. Just a 1/4 inch is plenty. Then temporarily short across the large terminals to see if things come back on. Wear some gloves and be very cautious doing this.

If you determine one of the solenoids is not working be sure to disconnect both battery bank negative terminals before bypassing it.
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