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Old 10-04-2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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Electrical Gremlins?

Hello everyone. I had posted up a few months ago about changing out a headlamp bulb on our 2005 Scottsdale. Seems we have some sort of electrical issue that is driving us nuts

Well aside from the fact we could not for the life of us figure out how to remove the bulb from the headlamp we discovered that it probably isn't the bulb...occasionally it will work, but more often than not it doesn't. The brights seem to work fine.

We have also noticed (because we do not have our Jeep set up to tow on it yet and I follow behind frequently on short trips) that one of the brake lights occasionally will not work. And, if the headlights are on, the taillight (the same one that the brake light occasionally doesn't work on) is brigher than the other (almost as if the brake lights are on).

Also similar issues with the center brake light (which is LED): Sometimes they are not all lit up (3 or 4 of them) and other times they are (but not always at the same time as the wacky brake light).

Do you think there is something loose or corroded? We have looked at all the owners manuals (both chassis and house) and sort of confusing with regard to wiring.

I should also note that we keep this RV stored out at my mother's place in the county so we do occasionally have mice getting in (despite all attempts to plug up holes). Maybe something was chewed on?

Any ideas?
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Definitely a ground or loose connection. As for the headlight, they are 2 stage. One glow for dim and another for bright. So you will more than likely have to change the blub. I have found most helpful "youtube" for those types changes.Type in your model and what you need to do and there should be a video on that.
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I would check your 7 pin jack outlet at rear of coach.
The wires have been known to come loose and short out to ground in jack may not blow fuse because of lamps in circuit wiring.

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Definitely a ground or loose connection. As for the headlight, they are 2 stage. One glow for dim and another for bright. So you will more than likely have to change the blub. I have found most helpful "youtube" for those types changes.Type in your model and what you need to do and there should be a video on that.
I've searched and have found nothing. When we look at the back of the headlamp unit there doesn't appear to be a removable unit or a way to get to the bulbs. May have to call Newmar.

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Originally Posted by 007";1329772]I would check your 7 pin jack outlet at rear of coach.
The wires have been known to come loose and short out to ground in jack may not blow fuse because of lamps in circuit wiring.

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Thanks...we'll have to check this out and hope it is as simple as that.
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