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Old 09-17-2016, 02:32 PM   #1
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Help hot wiring selnoid

07 Beaver Marquis C15 Cat. Couple weeks ago lost all 12 volt. Two selnoids in rear engine compartment. Replaced one and all worked great. Lost power again just now. Trying to head out tomorrow and without 12 volt power can't even get slides in. Can I just bypass selnoid and hook incoming hot wire to out going hot wire and make direct contact to get slides in until I can get another selnoid? Appreciate any help guys. Kinda stranded with tomorrow being Sunday.

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Old 09-17-2016, 03:14 PM   #2
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Easy things first. You didn't by any chance move the switch to shut off the 12 volts? Or is this switch failed? You probably could hot wire the solenoid but did you replace it with one not rated for 100% duty cycle? In which case it might have burned out.

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Old 09-17-2016, 04:43 PM   #3
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Yes, you can stack the heavy wires up on one of the large posts or bolt them together and insulate well.
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12 volt

You are correct, first things first. Friend hit the master switch in error. Found it turned off. Ran the "salesman" switch off and on a couple times and everything is working. Thanks for the posts guys. Headed out

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