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Old 10-11-2011, 06:45 AM   #1
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Spare fuses slots important?

had an issue over vac 2 wks ago. driving on I40 in rush hr and downpour, 1 wiper stopped and caught the other one. thanks to a large windshield, I could still see enough to get over. got to a Petro truck stop ad a mechanic was kind enough to (in the rain) look at a few things. fuses were checked. the wiper fuse was fine, however a "spare" slot fuse was not; we changed it and things started to work.

ran this by the monaco tech yesterday. he said that the spare slots in the panel could affect things working. thought this to be strange....

anyone ever experience this before?

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Old 10-11-2011, 07:31 AM   #2
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Nope. Sounds like Monaco just wired it wrong. Try pulling the wiper fuse and see what stops working.

If nothing you have your answer, the spare slot is where the wiper is connected rather than the wiper fuse slot.

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Old 10-11-2011, 08:14 AM   #3
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Thanks for posting. I doubt I would have ever thought to check a fuse labeled spare. Would have checked the fuse and on finding it could went to the motor, wiring and switch next.

Now I know.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:33 AM   #4
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I agree it was either wired wrong or mis-labeled.. on my coach the slots labeled SPARE do not even have electrical contacts, just a plastic fuse holders.

Now, on some of the boards there are unlabeled slots, which do have connectors, but nothing connected to them.. Or fuses in them... These are for "Spare circuits" some times they are labeled aux 1, aux 2 and so on as well.... I have a bunch of them on the house board... though there are not as many there as there was when it was new When I fill a "Spare" I label it properly.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:40 AM   #5
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When I first looked at my fuse bank, I thought I had fuses in the spare slot but after looking at it carefully and counting from left to right, I discovered that the labels did not match up directly with the fuse I was looking at. Start at one end of the fuse bank and count fuses and then count labels. I'm guessing that you may have been looking at a live fuse and not a spare as thought to be labeled....if that makes sense.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:58 AM   #6
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will do; thought the tech was not hearing me right, but asked for clarification and that's what he said. I will go out and test them all in a couple of days then post back.

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