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Old 10-18-2019, 08:13 AM   #1
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Hey all! My first time poster here but I have been following for quite some time.

I picked up a 2005 National Seabreeze on the Ford chassis. Just took her 2200 miles without a hiccup.

While driving I noticed this little black piece of electrical tape. It's way more noticable in the pic than in real life.

This may be a stupid question, but what light would it be covering?
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Hey all! My first time poster here but I have been following for quite some time.



I picked up a 2005 National Seabreeze on the Ford chassis. Just took her 2200 miles without a hiccup.



While driving I noticed this little black piece of electrical tape. It's way more noticable in the pic than in real life.



This may be a stupid question, but what light would it be covering?
Perhaps a low tech cure for check engine light?
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Old 10-18-2019, 08:29 AM   #3
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You can get an inexpensive OBDii code reader from Amazon that connects via bluetooth to your phone. From there you can see if there are any codes that are being hidden by the electrical tape.
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Old 10-18-2019, 08:33 AM   #4
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Looks like check engine light or abs.
When you first turn key on it should do a bulb check and all will light up for a second or 2.
Should be able to see what's missing.
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Most owners manuals have photo or diagram of the dashboard warning lights. Look there.

In your photo it also looks like you can access this by unscrewing the plastic cover
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Old 10-18-2019, 08:47 AM   #6
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I picked up a 2005 National Seabreeze on the Ford chassis. Just took her 2200 miles without a hiccup......
The important thing here is you just made a really long trip without incident.

You are right to look into this though.
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Wow it would have been a lot easier to just take the bulb out. One of the things I always check when buying a used vehicle is that the check engine light activates when I turn the key on.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Can't help with that but noticed you are kinda new here and wanted to say hello! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:43 AM   #9
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yeah just read the code see what it is probably nothing serious more like o2 sensor.
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Agree with all the others about what it may be and the resolution. I will only add that, to me, the "tape over" solution is an indication of the lack of quality of maintenance performed by the PO. Failure to disclose this is one issue, but it also points to the need for a complete go-over of all general wear components of the MH, by you, just so you have peace of mind and a good baseline for further maintenance. This, of course, would be in addition to the fault, if any, being hidden by the blacked-out dash light.


Now, all that being said, if it turns out to be the ABS light, that makes things a bit less critical as that warning light is often triggered by a simple sensor fault or positioning. Still, it should have been disclosed and that's a mark against the PO.
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Maybe just pull the tape to see what’s under it.
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Maybe just pull the tape to see what’s under it.
My thoughts exactly. Chuck
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Maybe just pull the tape to see what’s under it.
It looks like the tape is on the inside by the dust particles. How does that clear panel come off? (I may have to remove mine someday.)

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So what code was it? In most cases the cel is an emissions fault. Don't you have to smog the rig? Or is it diesel?
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