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Old 09-15-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Can't get led warning light to turn off

I recently purchased a 2003 Chinook MH. In the cab it has a LED panel that shows various items on the coach that are not in a secured position i.e. when a ourside drawer is open the light comes on. My problem is the LED for the fold down antenna never goes out. When I look at the antenna it appears to be all the way down. I tried to add extra "padding" where the antenna presses on the micro switch -- no luck. I then thought it might require an electric contact between the switch plate and the antenna so I really cleaned the both "contacts" no luck. Now, while I know the antenna is really down, I have just been ignoring the light but there just might be a "senior moment' when I use the antenna and then forget to put it down. For this reason I really would like it work correctly.

Does anyone know what really activates this switch and how to fix it.


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Old 09-16-2012, 05:56 AM   #2
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You're on the right track I think. Maybe next step should be to check out the switch?

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Old 09-16-2012, 05:59 AM   #3
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You need to test the switch to see if it's working correct, lift antenna and manually work switch when antenna is down contact should be open when up contact should be closed test with a meter on continuity
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:18 AM   #4
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What brand of antenna is it? Braund/Concord units usually come with an external switch to signify up/down status. It's just a mechanical lever that the antenna pushes down when it lowers. If the antenna is rotated out of normal position, it will miss the switch. Or the switch arm could be bent.
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