Originally Posted by llivings01
I have a 05 TS Select..and I think I may need to replace my solenoid. I can turn the main power switch on...and I get nothing. Sometimes it will take a couple of times before I get power. I checked the rocker switch..and this appears to be working fine when testing it with an ohm meter.
Where is the solenoid...and how do I go about replacing it?
Sounds like you have a latching solenoid with burned/pitted/corroded terminals. These solenoids, especially if they sit to long without being used, also can develop a high resistance coating on the contacts that will cause your symptom (or your batteries are weak). The solenoids are usually mounted near
the batteries so the heavy cables going to them are as short as possible.
Latching solenoids look similar to automotive starting solenoids except they have what appears to be a 'top hat'. If you find it, disconnect your batteries, make a drawing of the wiring, label the wires, remove it, and take it apart. Then you can clean (fine sandpaper) the contacts and save a bundle. Latching relays aren't cheap.