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Old 08-02-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
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Where's the dang fuse panel??? '99 Four Winds Windsport

I have a 1999 Four Winds Windsport 30' class A. I'm trying to find the coach fuse panel so I can check the fuses for my wiper motor and the storage bay lights. The problem is, I can't find the fuse panel. The owner's manual says it's under the left side of the steering wheel by the brake. There is a box there that is bolted shut and is a bear to get to.

Does anyone know where this elusive fuse panel is?
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:36 PM   #2
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The search for the elusive fuse, the horror story of every RV owners life. If the box you have found has a load of wiring going in from the side or from the back ( through the firewall ) that's probably where you'll find the fuse. But having the cover bolted down isn't exactly normal. Usually just clip on.

BTW. I've found fuses in 10 different locations in my RV, 3 for chassis and 7 for coach. I have a long list of location notes.

The two items your looking for should not be on the same fuse; I know you didn't need to hear that.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:17 PM   #3
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The fuse for the wipers should be with the other 'chassis' or driver's power, like lights, turn signals, heater, etc. It could be under the dash or under the hood. Some RVs have a lift off part of the dashboard and hide it there. The compartment lights is part of the 'house' function and is perhaps near your Converter/charger that gets power from the Shore cord and house batteries.
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In our Windsport, there was one under the hood and the one under the dash next to the steering column. Hard to get to.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:26 PM   #5
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I had a '06 Seabreeze that had a removable panel over the instrument cluster. Looked like part of the dash but was held in place with velcro. Under it was access to back of instrument panel AND fuses for chassis. Had the coach for a year before realizing the panel could be removed. Duh.
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The wipers fuse would be in the panel supplied by the chassis manufacturer. The bay lights would be in a separate fuse panel supplied by the coach manufacturer. National put their fuse panel on some of their coaches in one of the bays. Look where converter or inverter is may be some where close by.

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Found all of them. Thanks for the tips. And of course, neither issue is related to the fuses. Glad I bought an extended warranty...
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Found all of them. Thanks for the tips. And of course, neither issue is related to the fuses. Glad I bought an extended warranty...
Welcome to irv2. Thanks for the update. Please tell us where the fuses were so others can learn from your experience. Thanks
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The coach fuse box was tucked up between the floor and the dash, to the left of the steering wheel, left of the parking brake, above two smaller components. You have to be a contortionist to get to it and/or stretch out before attempting to reach it. There's a heavier duty fuse box in the engine compartment that is easy to get to and a third box on the right side of the master bed, closer to the foot of the bed.

The washer fluid line is free of obstructions. However, my buddy said he didn't hear any motor working when I activated the washers. I'm guessing the motor for it is dead. As for the cargo bay lights, that's still a mystery. Perhaps a loose wire at the start of the daisy chain?
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12 v lights would not be 'daisy chained', (series circuit) Most likely you have a switch on dash or near door that controls power to all the compartment lights.
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