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Old 01-26-2015, 03:19 PM   #1
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Where is the coach battery relay located

I own a 1996 Damon Daybreak class A on a P32 chassis.It has a battery connect switch on the dashboard that broke. I pulled out the dash panel and replaced the switch. Now when I turn on the battery switch I hear the usual beep that lets you know it is on, but when I turn on a light or fan, basically anything 12 vdc I get a continuous clicking sound from under the dash, it almost sounds like when there is something stuck in a fan. When I turn on a light the light flickers; if I turn on the 8Ē fans in the drivers area I get a different noise on high speed than on low speed. I think it might be a solenoid but I don't know where the solenoid is located. The sound is coming from under the dash but is just as loud when I listen under the hood. The only wires that were removed during the switch replacement were the 3 wires attached to the switch. No wires were pulled since there is plenty of play in the wires when removing the dash panel. Does anyone know where this solenoid is located, or what else this could be?

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Old 01-26-2015, 05:53 PM   #2
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My '99 Daybreak has the BCC up front jus' above the hydraulic jack pump...headlite area directly in front of driver...inside 6" plastic box held with a wingnut. I believe you are concerned with the upper relay. You're sure both battery sets are good? Maybe your engine battery is low. The lower silver relay brings the MH converter on to the engine battery to keep it charged. That relay will be warm if you're plugged into shore power. If your rear batts are charged-up then the engine battery will be brought online to keep it charged. A voltmeter is your best friend.
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:22 AM   #3
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dwhit, thank you. I have a big black metal box right where your are saying your box is located, which would explain why I can't tell if the noise is from inside or outside. Yes my batteries are all good, fully charged. This didn't happen until I replaced the switch, so I'm not sure it it was something I did when removing the dash panel or a coincidence. I'm going to fully check all of the wires that attach to the dash panel and then open this box, it has these plastic plugs that hold the cover on not screws.
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