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Old 03-21-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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Power switch

I have a 1998 Coachman Santara diesel pusher. As you walk in the door, there is a battery power switch panel on the left side of the entrance way. 1 switch for the coach and one for the motor. When you rock it it is suposed to energize the soleoind in the rear and set a light on the panel. Well it isnt doing that anymore. Where should I look. It seems I have power on both sides of the soleoind. The light comes on the goes off, this is a rocker type switch. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:43 AM   #2
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Happened to me.. Before you start throwing money around there is something you can try.. Worked for me, 2 times so far (different switches) I won't tell you how many times it's failed but.. Hey, the cost is zero so let's go for it. Step one is to remove all power from the switch, there are basically 3 ways to do this.

1: Remove switch from motor home (Pull the whole panel generally and disconnect the wires from it, this is how I did it)

2: Pull a fuse... if you know where it is and which one it is.

3: Disconnect ALL batteries (Just the negative terminals)

Now,, Operate the switch at least 2 dozen cycles, 4 or more is even better.. The switch has a self -cleaning feature and if the problem is a simple dirty switch contacts, this may be enough to clean them up.

Finally.. Restore power and try again. If it works. ... Well, let's see the standard labor charge is 125.00/hr now days, minimum one hour, and I'll split it with you since you did the actual work

Ok, don't worry bout the bill
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Thanks Wa8yxm. I have printed your response and will try as soon as I uncover my motorhome. It is still winterized LOL
Another question>< Have you had problem with your brake lights?? Some one said there is a diode behind the dash that goes out and brake lights stop working?? Mine quit working end of last year also. Any help would be appreciated
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As I said, there is no guarantee. but for the price ($0.00) if it does not work your FREE is cheerfully refunded

I might add for most any switch which is not working, and which is not PHYSICALLY damaged.. That is the first thing to try... Again, no guarantee. but hey, the price is right.
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