Originally Posted by citizen
New member. I was looking for info on how on my Winnebago Itasca to disable that Power Trek TV power controller. I understand the reason for it, to keep the driver from looking at the screen (which would be impossible to do on my RV anyway) when it is moving. But I want to let the kids in back watch DVDs on it as we travel. Does anyone know how to bypass that controller?
I had a similar problem with my 2006 Holiday Rambler Admiral (w/Ford F-53 chassis) (Same as Monaco Monarch); suddenly the power outlet (Power Trek TV power controller) to the TV stopped working. We were on the road, so I just ran a small extension cord to another power outlet and it has worked fine ever since. But the Power Trek TV power controller was still dead.
Since then, I changed out all of my old light bulbs with LEDs. Upon completion, I noticed that the two map lights (in the center of the console, below the TV) were lit ... just barely lit, and only noticeable when it was dark. Since LEDs are so efficient, they don't require many milliamps to create light.
The Power Trek TV power controller was properly functioning. It detected 12 volts, although a very low amperage, and shut off the power to the TV. But now I had a bigger problem. I replaced the Power Trek TV power controller with a standard double gang power outlet, and the TV outlet now works. ... Still dim light in LEDs.
I cycled the dimmer switch off and on in the dash on and off, and the dim lit map lights went dark. ... But only for a while, then gradually came back.
It could be that I need a new Ford dimmer switch, but something tells me that maybe there is a relay between the dimmer switch and the same circuit that the map lights are on (that the Power Trek TV power controller was on.) Any ideas?