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Old 04-18-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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The noisy jacks down buzzer

2006 Dutch Star with an HWH leveling control. I can't put my jacks down or store them without turning the ignition key on two positions clockwise and the jacks down warning buzzer is blasting the whole time. The dealer I got the MH from said there is supposed to be an ignition key position one click counterclockwise from off where I can turn on the leveling control without listening to that infernal noise. I can't get my key to go counterclockwise from off. Anybody have any ideas?

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Old 04-19-2011, 06:10 AM   #2
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Having neither a Newmar or the HWH system, the HWH web site speaks of using the "ACCESSORY" key position for operation of their units so that the "noise" is silent.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:27 AM   #3
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I pulled the fuse on our unit. That thing is distracting to say the least. I never leave before checking the system to make sure the jacks are all up and when traveling it is quiet. That buzzer will literally startle you when going the road and it goes off. I always check the jacks whenever we stop for gas or a rest and have not found them to be even a fraction down from where they should be to travel. I assume that the switch that controls the system is very sensitive.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:54 AM   #4
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Heres a dumb answer but this is actualy how I solved the problem on my '99 Pace.
I unplug the multipal wire plug, under the dash, after I have raised the jacks (If I don't it will not stop pinging) any way I unplug the darned thing and I here a slight thump which leads me to think one jack did not go all the way up and the spring pulled it up. I can then replug the plug and leave.
I don't understand either, but it works
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:03 AM   #5
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The standard for many years for ignitions keys was as follows

ACC - LOCK - OFF - ON/RUN - START

Now,, I know on my Workhorse sometimes it won't go left (ACC) I wiggle the wheel and run the gear selector down and back up and it goes to ACC.

Re the warning buzzer.. You must be in PARK with the Parking brake set on many systems.. I know the Workhorse W series has two wires on the parking brake switch.. I'm guessing one of those is the jack sensor.

Of course... If I'm not properly set. the jacks will not extend.
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Welcome Barry to irv2.
Your key has to be in the ACC position to work without buzzer.
Someone place incorrect ignition switch or you have a defective switch.
Also make sure your foot brake is pushed down and in park.
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My ignition switch was stubborn to turn left to the acc position. I had to wiggle the key in the hole while attemting to turn left. After lots of use it wore in and now turns with no problem. Otherwise you probably need a new ignition switch.
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I didn't like the buzzer either so I pulled the fuse. I always do a walk around before I leave. If they are up and the lights are out, its ok to leave. I also drive with the store button on. Mine has a very weak buzz sound even with the fuse pulled.
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:08 PM   #9
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Barry,
The correct way is to turn the key to the left in the accessory position. Maybe try and wiggle the key and/or use silicone spray or WD 40 to loosen it up.

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Old 04-28-2011, 07:49 AM   #10
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Barry:
I have the same coach as you and my key turns left to accessory position and the HWH system works quietly in that position. As 007 noted, you must have a bad switch.
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Barry, try inserting the key then gently pushing on the key and turning it CCW. Sometimes these ignitions get tempermental. Take your time and I bet you'll find the trick to get the key to turn CCW. Also, like 007 says, Come On Down to the Newmar forum.
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