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Old 09-20-2008, 07:15 PM   #1
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I have a 93 Monaco Dynasty with a problem that's driving me crazy. I've suddenly lost the dash lights and all clearance lights and tail lights. Headlights are fine. I pulled the light switch and replaced it, and it seemed to be fine, for about one day. Back to no lights again. I heard from Monaco that one of the relays under the bed is in the circuit, but I've swapped out what I'm told is the appropriate relay, with no luck.
Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 09-20-2008, 07:15 PM   #2
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I have a 93 Monaco Dynasty with a problem that's driving me crazy. I've suddenly lost the dash lights and all clearance lights and tail lights. Headlights are fine. I pulled the light switch and replaced it, and it seemed to be fine, for about one day. Back to no lights again. I heard from Monaco that one of the relays under the bed is in the circuit, but I've swapped out what I'm told is the appropriate relay, with no luck.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:54 AM   #3
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ctjstr, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. Have you looked for loose grounds? You could have a loose connection in the plug for the light switch; make sure none are discoloring or not all the way in the molded plastic coupler. It is possible but not very likely that you have a bad new switch. Let us know as much as possible on what you find. Good luck and enjoy the website.
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Thanks for the welcome and thanks as well for the suggestions. I've got two spare switches and have tried both, so I doubt its the switch. the ground at the switch is fine. The connectors were overheated at one time so you have to careful when installing the switch, but everything still connects well and nothing shorts to anything else. I think I need an exploded view of the wiring system in order to trace what's going on.

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If the wiring has overheated I would recommend you replacve the bad wiring or it will wreck the new switch with the same problem it did with the last. You should be able to cut and splice one wire at a time and use individual insulated connectors to fit the terminals on the switch. Also check ground at other end of circuit. Let us know how you do.
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:10 PM   #6
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Finally tracked down the problem. There is a multi wire connector further under the dash. That connector had overheated and the feed line for the clearance and tail lights had become cooked. I replaced all the bad and overheated wiring and it seems to have cured the problem. I'm going to replace the clearance lights on the motorhome with LEDs, just as I have on the trailer I haul around and hopefully, lessen the load through the switch. There is a relay between the switch and the lights, but it obviously all still overheated.
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Glad you found the problem and have it corrected. Keep us posted on the other projects too.
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