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Old 08-06-2009, 09:09 AM   #1
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Power Gear leveller in '08 Monaco Knight indicates neutral safety switch alert. I leveled the coach for the past 10 months with no problem. 5 days ago after leveling I tried to re-level the coach and got flashing "on/off " and "wait" lights on the keypad that Power Gear says is an indication of "in-gear" notification via the neutral safety switch. They say I should contact Allison and have them repair the ecu. Allison says that if there were indeed an "in-gear" notification via the ecu, then the motor would not start! The motor does start. Searching on line shows a 6 pin Packard connector on the Power Gear assembly that could be the culprit. I cannot find this connector in the Pump area. I found an 8-pin connector and cleaned it but still get immediate retract upon turning on the start key. I have been using the calibrate mode to level the coach and then turning off the key to prevent retract (without saving the new calibration) .
How do I fix this neutral safety switch problem? Is it in the Power Gear harness? They will not discuss except to blame Allison and vice versa. Help! Thanks.
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Power Gear leveller in '08 Monaco Knight indicates neutral safety switch alert. I leveled the coach for the past 10 months with no problem. 5 days ago after leveling I tried to re-level the coach and got flashing "on/off " and "wait" lights on the keypad that Power Gear says is an indication of "in-gear" notification via the neutral safety switch. They say I should contact Allison and have them repair the ecu. Allison says that if there were indeed an "in-gear" notification via the ecu, then the motor would not start! The motor does start. Searching on line shows a 6 pin Packard connector on the Power Gear assembly that could be the culprit. I cannot find this connector in the Pump area. I found an 8-pin connector and cleaned it but still get immediate retract upon turning on the start key. I have been using the calibrate mode to level the coach and then turning off the key to prevent retract (without saving the new calibration) .
How do I fix this neutral safety switch problem? Is it in the Power Gear harness? They will not discuss except to blame Allison and vice versa. Help! Thanks.
Gerald Williamson
I would pull the panel to the left of the driver seat to gain access to the cables plugged into the Power Gear control panel and check for loose or poor connections.

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Old 08-08-2009, 08:59 AM   #3
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Power Gear

Power Gear has a great website and many answers can be found in the FAQ part of this site. http://www.powergearus.com/. Another area to look for your problem is the level sensor, which is located on the ceiling of the storage compartment in my motorhome. The plug for this sensor had come loose. It gave me alarms and prevented the jacks from coming up except in the emergency retract mode

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Found that it was the Relay number 1 in the roadside front electrical bay. Replaced relay and unit works as it should now. This was after checking the diode number 2 and much wiring and connectors. The relay was sticking.
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Found that it was the Relay number 1 in the roadside front electrical bay. Replaced relay and unit works as it should now. This was after checking the diode number 2 and much wiring and connectors. The relay was sticking.
Thanks for the feed back. That may come in handy if others have the same issue.

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Old 08-23-2021, 09:46 PM   #6
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I just posted in a different spot about the same thing, and reading this thread has also helped. Same problem Relay must not be working. My RV tech has replaced the control pad, still no jack operation..... "neutral safety switch" was the diagnosis. Found out I don't HAVE a neutral safety switch. So I will act on what's mentioned above. Thank you!
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Old 05-12-2022, 01:09 PM   #7
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I'm having the same problem, replacing the fuse didn't fix it

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i'm having the same problem as described above. I tried swapping out the relay and am having the same problem. Tech told me its the signal coming from the neutral safety switch but the RV starts with no problem so the switch must be ok. does anyone know if the signal coming from the safety switch goes through some other relay? I have a 2006 Monarch Monaco 30 ft. i've tried looking for electrical diagrams for the coach but any I have found don't have anything about the levelers.
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