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Old 09-13-2012, 11:45 AM   #1
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I have the new 500731 Manual Touch Pad and it works fine but the Engage Park Brake light on the panel never comes on even when the park brake is off. I am emailing PG for more info but have not found a solution yet.

The 6 pin harness Pin 1 controls the light I think. PG says I should have ground continuity from Pin 1 when the park brake is engaged and open when it is released. I am getting ground continuity no matter what the park brake is doing. The jacks work fine but they will work whether I have park brake on or not. That's what concerns me. The park brake does work.

I have not yet been able to follow the Pin 1 white/blue wire in the 6 pin harness through the firewall on the engine side (gasser). The harness protector it's in just seems to disappear among all the other harness wires. I was trying to trace it back to its termination point and see what is happening there, but no luck yet.

Anyone seen this issue? Also, is the light in question just a visual reminder or should it prevent the jacks from working until the park brake is set?

This is all happening with the ignition on and the PG panel ON.

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Old 09-13-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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It should cause the jacks to auto-retract. or at the very least not work.

Alas, My Power Gear ssytem is toast just now too.. They want way too much for that pad.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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I'm still confused about which Park Brake PG is talking about for the wiring.

Is it the gear shift park or the Yellow Pull/Push knob that they mean when they refer to Park Brake?
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I'm still confused about which Park Brake PG is talking about for the wiring.

Is it the gear shift park or the Yellow Pull/Push knob that they mean when they refer to Park Brake?
You can email their techs for a quick response . info@powergearus.com .
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:56 PM   #5
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Solved the issue

As it turns out the touch pad is working properly. The issue was that I thought the "Engage Park Brake" light on the panel was for the Yellow park brake switch. The HWH system I had on a previous Winnebago did require the Yellow switch to be engaged.

I tried lowering the jacks and moving the gear shift while the engine was running and the pad lit up and an alarm went off and the Engage Park Brake light on the pad was flashing and the jacks automatically retracted. All like it is supposed to do.

I had never tried to move the coach while the jacks were down. I'm still not sure exactly what the Yellow Park Brake switch actually controls.
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As it turns out the touch pad is working properly. The issue was that I thought the "Engage Park Brake" light on the panel was for the Yellow park brake switch. The HWH system I had on a previous Winnebago did require the Yellow switch to be engaged.

I tried lowering the jacks and moving the gear shift while the engine was running and the pad lit up and an alarm went off and the Engage Park Brake light on the pad was flashing and the jacks automatically retracted. All like it is supposed to do.

I had never tried to move the coach while the jacks were down. I'm still not sure exactly what the Yellow Park Brake switch actually controls.
BTW, although PG was very responsive and helpful, I finally figured this out myself. The Yellow Park Brake will brake the MH if it is engaged. I did not try to move the coach with the Yellow PB engaged and the jacks down, yet.
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Thanks for the update.
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Same company?

Is Power Gear and HWH the same company?


The hydraulic leveling system on my 2006 Diplomat is acting up.



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BTW, although PG was very responsive and helpful, I finally figured this out myself. The Yellow Park Brake will brake the MH if it is engaged. I did not try to move the coach with the Yellow PB engaged and the jacks down, yet.
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Is Power Gear and HWH the same company?

The hydraulic leveling system on my 2006 Diplomat is acting up.

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