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Old 06-18-2018, 01:42 PM   #1
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The coach power button wonít stay on in our 2006 beaver marquis. Any ideas?
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If it's the commonly referred to "salesman switch" for interior lights and the like, many of them are momentary switches and do not have a traditional On and Off position, but they are pushed one direction or another and released, usually Up and Down, to turn the circuit on and off.
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Welcome to the forum, GrandmaC.

Let's hone it down a bit more by getting some more information. 2008Seneca has given you some good information if that's what you are referring to when you say "the coach power button."

Can I ask, where is the button located? When you say "it won't stay on" what exactly does that mean? What things might the button be powering ...lights and outlets inside the coach? What electrical things inside the coach are working and not working when the "power button" is off?

Anything else you can give us pertaining to the problem will help everybody here diagnose what is going on and give you more tips as how to solve it.
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Define "power button" please.

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That salesman switch powers a solenoid. The solenoid is an electronically activated high current switch moved by electromagnets. That switch you manipulated powers the electromagnets. Mine is located in the forward roadside bay with a lot of other 12vdc stuff, but nothing the battery compartment in my case. Likely, when you activate the inside switch, the solenoid is clicking, like making a noise. So go find the likely solenoid, activate the switch, and your partner can zero n on the culprit. Then, google how to bypass it. I bypassed mine about three years ago, it failed, I never need to turn off most of the 12vdc stuff, so I left it bypassed. You can too.
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Welcome to the forum, GrandmaC.

Let's hone it down a bit more by getting some more information. 2008Seneca has given you some good information if that's what you are referring to when you say "the coach power button."

Can I ask, where is the button located? When you say "it won't stay on" what exactly does that mean? What things might the button be powering ...lights and outlets inside the coach? What electrical things inside the coach are working and not working when the "power button" is off?

Anything else you can give us pertaining to the problem will help everybody here diagnose what is going on and give you more tips as how to solve it.
The coach power button is located on the front dash. It supposed to be pushed to put power to the coach when parked. We push the button the light goes on then goes off. Maybe thatís normal and we just donít know it.
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The coach power button is located on the front dash. It supposed to be pushed to put power to the coach when parked. We push the button the light goes on then goes off. Maybe thatís normal and we just donít know it.


I'm missing something. What kind of power? 12vdc or 120vac? And why is this power not available until this button is pushed? My salesman switch is located by the exit. Is that the front dash in your coach?
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The coach power button is located on the front dash. It supposed to be pushed to put power to the coach when parked. We push the button the light goes on then goes off. Maybe thatís normal and we just donít know it.
Huh?
"It's supposed to be pushed, to power the coach, when parked". Hmmmm.

Well Sir, In all reality, the way most, if not every RV on the planet is supposed to work is, there's a SWITCH or a TOGGLE that when pushed or flipped in a given direction, allows 12V to all 12V appliances, lights, water pump, furnace, fridge control board, ceiling vent fans and a whole host of other 12V items. That, as has been stated is known as the coach or, house battery switch. When it's off, NOTHING in the RV will work, as far as 12V appliances/lights/etc.

I myself, have never, ever seen a "momentary" house battery switch. They're either ON or OFF. Now, there is also, what's known as an "Auxiliary Battery Boost" switch/toggle on the dash or arm rest area of some coaches. That switch/toggle IS momentary. It's used to LINK both the house batteries and the chassis batteries for augmented power to crank the main engine over. So, we need more definite info on just what "BUTTON" you're pushing.
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