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Old 05-07-2017, 04:54 PM   #29
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Do you know the location of the coach batteries? under second step going inside of coach two 12 v deep cycle
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Pressing the switch on the vent and no lights came on tells me your two deep cell batteries located under the steps are dead or not connected.
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I'm guessing here but I think the red lighted switch if it is a switch is you salesman a switch. I would start trying things one at a time. You will as someone else said hear a definite clunk if it is. The others are headlights and maybe daytime running lights. Just start trying them and discover things on your own.
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Obviously switches the engine mechanic needed to access. Boy, are they dirty! If the two on the left are spring loaded momentary switches I'd guess battery isolation switches. You might hear the solenoid 'clunk' when pressed on or off. The red switch might be a switch to control compartment lights. The red light in it would be handy to remind when the compartment lights are on, drawing down the batteries.

If the 2 switches on the left aren't momentary switches, you'll have to look to see if they turn on interior lights, porch light, step light, step well, etc. One switch might also control electric steps.
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Obviously switches the engine mechanic needed to access. Boy, are they dirty! If the two on the left are spring loaded momentary switches I'd guess battery isolation switches. You might hear the solenoid 'clunk' when pressed on or off. The red switch might be a switch to control compartment lights. The red light in it would be handy to remind when the compartment lights are on, drawing down the batteries.

If the 2 switches on the left aren't momentary switches, you'll have to look to see if they turn on interior lights, porch light, step light, step well, etc. One switch might also control electric steps.
On my 98 Daybreak those switches, 1st one was out side light, 2nd was ceiling light at the top of the steps only if the light itself was turned on. The red switch with the led is the disconnect switch. The led may be burned out, push the switch one way and see if anything works, if not push it the other way. If things still don't work, you either have a battery cable unhooked, bad disconnect solenoid, bad switch, blown circuit breaker, or dead batteries.

With out a meter it's going to be hard to get you going. The circuit breaker looks like a little rectangular block with 2 studs sticking out of it. Feel on one end of it see if you can feel something sticking out, push it in if it is. It will be located very close to the batteries.

My Daybreak didn't have a power step, and the baylights didn't have a remote switch, switch was on the light it self.
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That should be the chassis battery, the coach batteries should be under the steps.

The switch on the dash with the battery is the emergency start switch. It won't do anything with the house batteries disconnected. It is powered from the house side.
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On my 98 Daybreak those switches, 1st one was out side light, 2nd was ceiling light at the top of the steps only if the light itself was turned on. The red switch with the led is the disconnect switch. The led may be burned out, push the switch one way and see if anything works, if not push it the other way. If things still don't work, you either have a battery cable unhooked, bad disconnect solenoid, bad switch, blown circuit breaker, or dead batteries.

With out a meter it's going to be hard to get you going. The circuit breaker looks like a little rectangular block with 2 studs sticking out of it. Feel on one end of it see if you can feel something sticking out, push it in if it is. It will be located very close to the batteries.

My Daybreak didn't have a power step, and the baylights didn't have a remote switch, switch was on the light it self.


I have a black switch above the other three that is labeled and says battery connect and battery disconnect. The white ones being lights makes sense. I don't hear anything when I use the battery disconnect/connect switch.
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I have a black switch above the other three that is labeled and says battery connect and battery disconnect. The white ones being lights makes sense. I don't hear anything when I use the battery disconnect/connect switch.
How do you know the batteries are charged? You probably need to get a meter capable of doing dc voltage, don't need to be an expensive one. On the house battery there should be a large cable and another wire that is large but not battery cable size. Follow that wire and you should find the circuit breaker that I described, make sure it is not tripped.

Reread post 34.

Almost bet there was a wire left off during battery installation.

The pic you have of the battery is the chassis battery. One of the wires on the POS post goes to the started solenoid, one goes to the jacks motor if you have one and one goes to the isolation solenoid.
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How do you know the batteries are charged? You probably need to get a meter capable of doing dc voltage, don't need to be an expensive one. On the house battery there should be a large cable and another wire that is large but not battery cable size. Follow that wire and you should find the circuit breaker that I described, make sure it is not tripped.

Reread post 34.

Almost bet there was a wire left off during battery installation.


Thanks I'll take a look later!
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Thanks I'll take a look later!


Picking up a multimeter on the way home! Hope to get this figured out.
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Picking up a multimeter on the way home! Hope to get this figured out.


The rain is done so hopefully tonight I get out there to test the batteries and see where my power is.....or isn't.
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My coach batteries are dead. Is it normal to have to disconnect the cables to even get the charger to start? I have one of the batteries charging now.
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My coach batteries are dead. Is it normal to have to disconnect the cables to even get the charger to start? I have one of the batteries charging now.
Was something left on, or maybe the batteries are no good? Maybe bad batteries are the problem here.
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