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Old 06-19-2017, 03:32 PM   #1
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Ignition switch looks like it is in the 'on' position

Previously I had posted an issue where my 2017 Newmar Baystar would 1) not open the slides, 2) steps would not stay extended and 3) backup camera would not turn off because the coach was getting a signal that the ignition switch was in the 'on' position when in fact it was off and the key was out..... spent hours with Newmar without success to resolutjon.
Here was the problem. I had parked in a KOA my first night out and since it was an overnighter I did not unhook the car. The electrical cable from the RV to the car to operate the car lights and turn signals was sending a signal from the car battery that the ignition switch was 'on' (which it was in the car). When I disconnected that cable the problem went away.... slides went out, etc.

An easy solution when you know what it was but not something obvious.


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Old 06-22-2017, 04:04 AM   #2
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We had a similar problem occur shortly after the purchase of our coach where in the ignition switch jam nut on the back of the switch housing was loose allowing the entire housing to rotate. This resulted in pulling the wiring harness in a manner that while not shorting out was cause for the slides to not work. Solution was we took the coach back in to our dealer and they tightened the jam ring type nut that serves to keep the housing in the proper position. Since then, we've had no issue with the ignition switch on/off positioning.

On our coach, it required them to pull the dash instrument cluster and radio/nav system panels off in order to reach the back of the ignition switch and also required use of a "special tool" made by Spartan.
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