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Old 07-05-2015, 02:42 PM   #1
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Hope I can find someone that has come across this problem cause it's a stumper.I have a new to me bounder 34h on a freight liner chassis and when i drove it for the first time at night I found out I had no dash lights.I located the right fuse panel and low and behold no fuse,easy fix i thought,install new fuse and instrument lights turned on and stays on all the time.Now i know why the fuse was missing.First thought was the headlight switch but even disconnected they are still are on.Then I thought it may be back feeding through the radio or the switches to the left of the drivers seat,disconnected all of them and still on.So now I turn to all you wise and knowledgeable people,where should I look next.Thanks in advance
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Hope I can find someone that has come across this problem cause it's a stumper.I have a new to me bounder 34h on a freight liner chassis and when i drove it for the first time at night I found out I had no dash lights.I located the right fuse panel and low and behold no fuse,easy fix i thought,install new fuse and instrument lights turned on and stays on all the time.Now i know why the fuse was missing.First thought was the headlight switch but even disconnected they are still are on.Then I thought it may be back feeding through the radio or the switches to the left of the drivers seat,disconnected all of them and still on.So now I turn to all you wise and knowledgeable people,where should I look next.Thanks in advance
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Well Sir, I'm no electrical engineer but, to me, maybe right off the bat I'd suspect the dash light switch that controls either the parking lights or, the dash lights themselves. Sometimes it's a roller or, thumb wheel type switch that controls them and, due to that type of a design, it also allows for dimming and brightening them.

So, I'm assuming you're tried all the potential switching that could have anything to do with those lights, correct? Then I'd go after the actual switch that controls those and dims them. It maybe sounds as if it's stuck in the on position. Just for grins, replace that fuse and see what happens if you use the dimmer for them.
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Welcome to the forum. A call to Fleetwood might be useful. They may have your schematics and can email them to you.
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The first thing I tried was the headlight switch,removed the switch and disconnected the plug which takes that out of the picture but I do know that the headlight switch wires are too small of a gauge to do the actual running of the lights.The switch must operate a module that does the actual power connection of the headlights and so forth.think your right Cliff i need the schematics to track it down,just thought someone may have run into this before
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