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Old 05-16-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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I have a 2004 Winnebago Brave 34D on a W-20 chassis. If I turn the headlights on when it's raining, I soon get a beeping sound from the dashboard. I can stop the beeping temporarily by turning the headlights off and on but within a few seconds, the beeping starts again. The glitch only seems to occur when it's raining.

Assuming it's a moisture-related problem, how do you actually protect wiring (that's under the hood) from rain? For that matter, how do you even find the source of the problem in the first place? Maybe Workhorse has seen this problem before and has a fix. I also noticed that the right hand turn signal occasionally stays on (not flashing) under the same circumstances. It doesn't seem to interfere with the use of the turn signals but it's a little disconcerting. I would be grateful for any suggestions. Thank you.

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I have a 2004 Winnebago Brave 34D on a W-20 chassis. If I turn the headlights on when it's raining, I soon get a beeping sound from the dashboard. I can stop the beeping temporarily by turning the headlights off and on but within a few seconds, the beeping starts again. The glitch only seems to occur when it's raining.

Assuming it's a moisture-related problem, how do you actually protect wiring (that's under the hood) from rain? For that matter, how do you even find the source of the problem in the first place? Maybe Workhorse has seen this problem before and has a fix. I also noticed that the right hand turn signal occasionally stays on (not flashing) under the same circumstances. It doesn't seem to interfere with the use of the turn signals but it's a little disconcerting. I would be grateful for any suggestions. Thank you.

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Found out today that the glitch does occur even when it's not raining. The beeping took longer to start but it did happen. The key seems to be the headlights being on.

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Old 05-18-2008, 03:46 AM   #4
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Check the plug on the back of the display itmay not be making good contact or check the dash ground. On mine if I hit a bump the gas and fuel gauges would go to zero for a split second and when it came back on it dinges as though you just turned on the key. The plug was not locked all the way in the panel. All I did was unplug it and plug it back in making sure it snaped into place.
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I had a similar problem with the turn signal and after checking the action of the TS and the marker lights (which flash on my coach with the TS), I diagnosed it as a poor connection in the front TS bulb. Cleaning the bulb base and socket fixed it. I suggest you check your bulbs and sockets, and pull the headlight connectors and push them on and off a couple of times. During this you can spray the contacts with contact cleaner available at Radio Shack. Be sure to read the instructins on the contact cleaner can, it may warn you to let the solvents evaporate before applying power. Checking for good grounds is also a good place to start in chassis wiring.

If the problem is moisture related, the outside connections are more likely to get wet than the under dash parts.
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:42 PM   #6
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Thank you for the suggestions. On the next dry day, I'll start playing around with wires, connections, and bulbs. I'll also purchase some contact cleaner. I really appreciate the feedback.

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Old 05-20-2008, 06:51 PM   #7
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Jackm, Your problem sounds like mine. It drove me crazy. Only with the headlights on. My left turn signal indicator would come on with the headlights even tho the signals were not activated. After 4/10ths of a mile , it thinks you forgot to turn your signals off and starts beeping at you. I drove 150 miles and the only way I could get it to stop was to activate the right signal for a sec. Then I had peace for 4/10ths of a mile more.
You have a bad bulb, it should be on side where your indicator light comes on. Change it even if it looks good. That's how I got mine fixed. It's weird because it worked fine with the headlights off. Must have something o do with how the clearance lights blink alternatively with the signal lights.
Let me know if this works for you
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:25 PM   #8
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I'm assumimg you're talking about the turn signal bulb. Is there any way to determine whether it's in the front or the rear of the coach? In any case, I'll change both. As you say, it's an odd glitch considering that everything works finw when the lights are off. I appreciate the fix.

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