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Old 05-01-2012, 07:27 AM   #1
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Strange Electrical Problem

Hi All,
Just picked up my '11 Outback 28RS and I am having a strange electrical issue right at the jump. This issue was discovered on our first camping adventure. When connected to either the battery power or shore power, the three lights in the main passage way cycle on and off. It sounds like the fan below the refrigerator comes on and shortly after, the three lights shut off. None of the breakers trip. After about 5 minutes, the lights mysteriously come back on.

I can take it back to the dealer and have them fix it but I would really like to know what this could possibly be. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-01-2012, 10:03 AM   #2
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Sounds like a short somewhere, There is a thermal, self-resetting circuit breaker cycling.

Note if you just bought it...

NEW: this is most likely a warranty issue and the dealer should fix it, be sure to ask what they found and where.

USED: I'd still talk to the dealer, He should have spotted it and again if you have them fix it (perhaps share the cost) find out what and where.

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Old 05-01-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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The fan you hear may be the converter cooling fan. I suspect a 120V to 12v converter issue.
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