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Old 01-21-2022, 08:42 PM   #1
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Help! Ignition problem.

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We pulled into the campground this evening, backed into the spot, set the parking brake, turned on the Power Gear Power Level.
It went through its routine, and when it was ready, I pushed "Auto".

The coach motor shut down, the dash went dark. End of story.

I've pulled every fuse I can find. All good. While I was inspecting fuses, I had the charger on the battery, though it was full charge when I connected it, just hedging my bets.
12v appears to be working, the front shade operates, the trucker fans work, but nothing associated with the ignition switch is working. As a matter of fact, when i turn the ignition on, the overhead tv stays on (it should shut off), and I can't get it out of 'park'. And of course, I'm sitting here at the lake with the slides in, since the ignition has to be on to move those.

Any suggestions before I shell out the big bucks for a mobile tech?
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:16 AM   #2
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Wiggle all the wires you can find. Obviously you lost power for the ignition circuit.

Also try swapping relays around.
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Old 01-22-2022, 11:32 AM   #3
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Check the Park Brake and make sure it is set.
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Old 01-22-2022, 11:58 AM   #4
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Sounds like you may have a bad ignition switch. They aren't expensive and should be easy to replace.
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Sounds like high demand of levelers found/started bad heavy gauge cable issue, ground or positive connection on chassis side. How's the headlights. The couple things you mention working may be on house or different circuit. Do you have large battery disconnect switches, check the chassis one or bypass it . IDK gassers as well ,so not sure of large CB or fuses for chassis as in 100s amp size that I have on DP.
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Check for fusible links around the starter solenoid and look for a spot which may look burnt. Note: Do not probe the fusible link wire with a test light.
Check for power sources at the ignition switch. You may need a wiring diagram as some systems use more than one power supply to the switch.
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