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Old 08-15-2006, 05:11 AM   #1
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I know this is a dumb question but could someone tell me where the "battery disconnect switch" is on a 2004 Journey.
When I leave the unit plugged in to electrical outlets, it boils the coach batteries almost dry but if I don't have it plugged in to an electrical outlet the batteries are flat in a day or two. Perhaps I need new coach batteries but hope not.
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I know this is a dumb question but could someone tell me where the "battery disconnect switch" is on a 2004 Journey.
When I leave the unit plugged in to electrical outlets, it boils the coach batteries almost dry but if I don't have it plugged in to an electrical outlet the batteries are flat in a day or two. Perhaps I need new coach batteries but hope not.
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:46 AM   #3
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On my Meridian the battery disconnect is in the rear engine compartment. It looks like a round orange switch with a round dial in the center. It is about 6" in diameter and pretty easy to spot. Just rotate the black dial in the center to the bottom position. Just don't forget to turn it back on!

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Old 08-15-2006, 07:05 AM   #4
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I'm pretty sure that on the Journey the inverter/charger is connected pre-disconnect switch. If you shut off the disconnect you will kill power to the coach but the inverter/charger is still hooked up. If you are plugged into shore power you'll still be charging your batteries and if you are not plugged in you will have to switch off the inverter in order to keep it from drawing on the batteries.

I left my Suncruiser, and now my Bus, plugged in 24/7 without any battery water escaping. If your batteries are boiling dry, your charger is putting out too many volts and needs to be repaired/replaced.
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You have a problem with the charging system, either converter/charger or inverter/charger. It should not be boiling the batteries.
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