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Old 10-04-2020, 08:55 AM   #1
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Exclamation 2006 Monaco Diplomat - Dash Lights

my dash lights are out. i found the panel light fuse it's not blown. anyone have any other idea where to look?

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Old 10-04-2020, 10:00 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Have you tried twisting the light switch?? Been there did that. That darn dimmer got me.
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Old 10-04-2020, 12:32 PM   #3
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

I agree with Myron. Those headlight switches are a well-known source of problems! Also, if ALL the dash lights are out then you could have a bad common ground connection.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 10-05-2020, 06:04 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum. Have you tried twisting the light switch?? Been there did that. That darn dimmer got me.
Like Myron says you need to twist the headlight switch back and forth a few times to clean the wiper contact on the wire wound resistor that is used to dim the dash lights. They can corrode over time and make poor contact.

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Old 10-05-2020, 08:24 AM   #5
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

I agree with Myron. Those headlight switches are a well-known source of problems! Also, if ALL the dash lights are out then you could have a bad common ground connection.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
Thank you, Iíll be checking that switch and ground
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Old 10-05-2020, 09:12 AM   #6
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Thank you, it was the switch or the ground a little wiggle and there on
Funny but both my Power sun shades stopped working as well maybe the same problem you think?
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Thank you, it was the switch or the ground a little wiggle and there on
Funny but both my Power sun shades stopped working as well maybe the same problem you think?
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Nope: You are not allowed to have just one problem at a time. It is in the manual part 6, subparagraph 4. Those owning an RV must be handy with tools, a voltmeter, and a check book.

Section 8 further states: There at no time Shall (shall meaning must), never be one problem alone. Additional issues are existing and may not have been discovered yet so refer to Part 6, subparagraph 4.
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Old 10-06-2020, 06:56 AM   #8
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Thank you, it was the switch or the ground a little wiggle and there on
Funny but both my Power sun shades stopped working as well maybe the same problem you think?
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The powered visor shades have a fuse in the front run bay. That is the area under the driver's side window accessed by opening the outside door. There is a large black plastic cover over the fuse circuit board with three white nylon wing nuts. Remove the three wing nuts and the cover and look to the upper right corner of the circuit board for fuse F9. Fuse F9 is for the powered sun shades and F8 is for the electric step cover. Both the step cover and the passenger sun shade have two switches, one for the driver and one for the passenger. You will notice that fuse F8 is tall and has the number 15 on the top and most likely is gold in color. It is a self resetting circuit breaker rated at 15 amps and not a fuse. From the factory fuse F9 is a normal fuse. If the driver and passenger both press the switch to lower the shade at the same time it will blow the fuse. When this happens you have to pull off the road and replace the fuse before either shade will work. After this happened about three times I replaced the 5 amp fuse F9 with a self resetting circuit breaker like is used for the step well cover. I could not find a 5 amp self resetting circuit breaker so used a 10 amp. In the photo below you can see the 10 on top of F9.

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Nope: You are not allowed to have just one problem at a time. It is in the manual part 6, subparagraph 4. Those owning an RV must be handy with tools, a voltmeter, and a check book.

Section 8 further states: There at no time Shall (shall meaning must), never be one problem alone. Additional issues are existing and may not have been discovered yet so refer to Part 6, subparagraph 4.
Now that's a big 10-4.
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Thank you, it was the switch or the ground a little wiggle and there on
Funny but both my Power sun shades stopped working as well maybe the same problem you think?
Thank you in advance
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Many of the monaco coaches had the sun shaded wired in such a way, that if you activate the passenger's shade from both the drivers and pax switch at the same time, it will blow the fuse.
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The powered visor shades have a fuse in the front run bay. That is the area under the driver's side window accessed by opening the outside door. There is a large black plastic cover over the fuse circuit board with three white nylon wing nuts. Remove the three wing nuts and the cover and look to the upper right corner of the circuit board for fuse F9. Fuse F9 is for the powered sun shades and F8 is for the electric step cover. Both the step cover and the passenger sun shade have two switches, one for the driver and one for the passenger. You will notice that fuse F8 is tall and has the number 15 on the top and most likely is gold in color. It is a self resetting circuit breaker rated at 15 amps and not a fuse. From the factory fuse F9 is a normal fuse. If the driver and passenger both press the switch to lower the shade at the same time it will blow the fuse. When this happens you have to pull off the road and replace the fuse before either shade will work. After this happened about three times I replaced the 5 amp fuse F9 with a self resetting circuit breaker like is used for the step well cover. I could not find a 5 amp self resetting circuit breaker so used a 10 amp. In the photo below you can see the 10 on top of F9.

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That was it Bob!! Thank you for all your knowledge
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Old 10-06-2020, 05:10 PM   #12
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Thanks to all for the warm welcome. It sure makes fixing things a lot easier when you know where to look!
Best of travel for all and thank you all again for what you do🍁
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Old 10-07-2020, 06:06 AM   #13
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Nope: You are not allowed to have just one problem at a time. It is in the manual part 6, subparagraph 4. Those owning an RV must be handy with tools, a voltmeter, and a check book.

Section 8 further states: There at no time Shall (shall meaning must), never be one problem alone. Additional issues are existing and may not have been discovered yet so refer to Part 6, subparagraph 4.
So true I have found a few myself, however irv2 is making my life a little easier Thank you to all GMN
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Old 10-13-2020, 06:07 PM   #14
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I plugged up a air compressor an it blew all my outlets where would the fix be
All the breakers look good could there be something in that outside panel I could blown
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