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Old 06-19-2014, 10:15 PM   #1
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Electrical Power loss

After installing batteries,started the unit just like it was new,I was ready to summerize the 2003 Infinity,36', gas, lowered the levelers , both slides in & shut engine off, about to drain antifreeze etc. wanted to move it closer to garage and it would not start. All dash lites,fans, jack control panel lites, coach/chassis activation switches on connector panel near entrance door all went out, auto step not working. Foot brake is hard at the very top, emergency brake will not hold on. There 2 fuse panels under the hood. The main panel on passenger side has large red wires coming from battery & activates a number of fuses that are active@ top of box but fuses @ bottom of box do not have power. There is a large red wire on the right side of this box which connects chassis BD on the drivers side under the hood. This wire has no power so cannot activate the power train & Transmission Modules, brake switch,turn signals,electronic shifter keypad,electronic throttle module,fuel pump,ac compressor relay,tail lites, power brakes etc.. Can anyone help? Blair
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Good luck with a solution.
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Hi Blair! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

Sorry I can't help with your problem. Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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This might help. On some models there is a red reset button that is behind a black(could be fuse box)on the fire wall. Or did you have by mistake hit the battery cut off switch near the front door.

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Some of the fuses have reset buttons on them. I found out while trying to change one out and after I got all the way down to it the reset button was popped out. Mine were black and hard to see.
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Check the battery connections, especially the ground connection. Use a multimeter.
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Do you have a chassis disconnect? If you do sounds like it is off or solenoid is not working.

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Get voltmeter and start at batteries.

Voltage across batteries and to ground.

Try pushing your boost switch while fliping your battery disconnect switches.

For fun plug in shore cord and see if 12 volts comes alive.

If so issue between battery and where converter lives.

Suspect distribution system where disconnects are.

Look for large selenoids under hood or box with large battery cables.

Also could be blown battery fuse.
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I have used all of the reply posts to my problem. Turns out that the starter has a dead spot on it and it could not make a connection to the secondary fuse box. Power was not getting to any of the solenoids to activate/energize on line power. I now have a jumper wire with an activation switch to cross power onto the starter should this happen again. This will allow me to leave the key on, jump from the battery across the starter as you would with a screw driver if you crawled underneath the machine and start it from under the hood. A bit of an unorthodox way around but it worked. Thanks again everyone.
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I have used all of the reply posts to my problem. Turns out that the starter has a dead spot on it and it could not make a connection to the secondary fuse box. Power was not getting to any of the solenoids to activate/energize on line power. I now have a jumper wire with an activation switch to cross power onto the starter should this happen again. This will allow me to leave the key on, jump from the battery across the starter as you would with a screw driver if you crawled underneath the machine and start it from under the hood. A bit of an unorthodox way around but it worked. Thanks again everyone.
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Good for you!
Glad you found the problem and figured out how to start it.
Sometimes "an unorthodox way around" is the best way.
If/when your starter hits that "dead spot" you'll be all set.
Congratulations on being able to "think out of the box".
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Well done! Thanks for posting the resolution you developed.
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Had that happen to us on our first attempt to go camp. Turned out to be a bad battery cable.


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