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Old 02-15-2009, 02:35 AM   #1
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Driving through PA two days ago on the way to FL, we suddenly went dark, no parking lights, no dash lights, only headlights (thank goodness!). We've checked all the fuses, even swapped relays on both panels to see if we could isolate the issue. Nothing found. Now my thought is the actual switch on the dash. Has anyone else experienced this or know of a solution/ fix?

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Old 02-15-2009, 02:59 AM   #2
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If you have access to a test light and/or digital volt meter and feel confident in using one, find the light switch and check the main feed to it for +12 Volts. If it's present then check the output to see if the +12V is getting through the switch.

It's just a matter of backtracking where the +12 Volts is being lost.

You say you checked the fuses, are you sure you checked all of them. Many coaches have fuses under the dash and also outside under the hood. Sometimes they can be double-fused.

Also, you should include your type of chassis and coach, model, make, year, etc. It could make it easier for those on this forum to help you more.

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Old 02-15-2009, 03:23 AM   #3
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also check all those small ground wires that attach to the chassis frame both front & rear.

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I had the brake lights quit on my Southwind, marker lights and headlights worked, but turn signals would not flash, they would stay on steady. The same on the toad when connected. Found the turn signal stalk was bad. Apparently common with Fords,as the auto parts store stocked them. If your lights are turned on by a pull knob or smart stalk, the problem could be there. You might try wiggling the switch with the offhand chance that they might flicker or something letting you know that it is the problem. Good luck!
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:39 AM   #5
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i had a similar problem on my 99 gulfstream. i lost everything except headligts and turn signals. it was the icc switch was bad and i by passed mine and i no longer have a light problem
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