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Old 07-13-2020, 12:27 PM   #1
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Electrical Issue

Hello, First I hope everyone is staying safe out there in this weird time. I have a 2008 Essex 4514. This is our first Class A and I know I have a ton to learn. I have noticed in my electric bay, a smell like wires getting hot. The IGN1 and IGN2 relays are getting very hot and I can hear the relays clicking very fast. The volt gauge on the dash jumps around. The marker lights also flicker. I'm thinking a loose ground some where? Any thoughts???
Thank you very much for the help. I can't wait to learn more as we get closer to full time to pay it forward. Safe travels.
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Old 07-13-2020, 01:32 PM   #2
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If the wires are getting hot, its not a lose ground, its a short to ground.
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Welcome to the forum, Mike
In this thread you will find info for the ESSEX coach plus many other items.
I would pull the relays one at a time and see if it stops the other from chartering.
Have you had a lot of rain wiring may be short at light wiring location from corrosion or wires short to the chassis frame, is the bay where relays and fusing damp.
There are fusing and wiring links in the links I gave you, look under coach or in the engine area and front end and see if loose wiring to frame possibly.
Wiring diagrams for some of the relays your talking about.
You have a little to consume will check back later plus someone else may help also.
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Measure voltages. This can help verify your theory. Clicking relays suggest poor voltage. Know your voltage at the battery so you can know your voltage loss at the relay.
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