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Old 06-26-2010, 03:40 PM   #1
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Alpine coach electrical

I have a 2003 Alpine bought it new. The head lights,driving lights, clearance lights come on for a few seconds and then go out all without any action by owner.This will happen while parked only as far as I can tell.I know it sounds odd but true. Has any one else had this happen? Naomi
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Try re-starting this thread on the Alpine Owner's Forum. You can add a 'signature' to your posts that has your year & model (see mine below) so you don't have to repeat that to get answers from other 03 owners or others who may have owned that year rig.
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Feel of the headlamp switch. If it gets hot the switch is bad and is opening the circuit under load.
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Alpine used the Vansco multiplexed wiring system, just as Tiffin is now doing on their Powerglide chassis (why not, they were designed by the same guy ). There are diagnostic LEDs on the Vansco controller that should help you troubleshoot it. I'm sure you'll get more detailed information from the experts on the Alpine Forum.
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You might want to check condensation issues. I am not a technical person, but we have "wintered" {97 inches of snow in 2008-09} in our 01 Alpine for the past three winters. The first winter our wipers suddenly started going one evening. Then the headlights started flashing off and on! We could hear wires "sizzling" in the back corner under the steering wheel and my husband unscrewed the cover off of a panel under there where there was visible water. We kept a heater with fan on low there the rest of that winter. Then, whenever we went in for spring repairs, we had to buy a new circuit panel that controlled the electronic steering wheel, lights, wipers, etc. And instead of having it mounted like the old circuit board which was up against the front wall, the wires were long enough to have it mounted 90 degrees different up under the dash, parallel with the floor. We have found FANS to be essential for controlling condensation in the winter.
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