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Old 06-10-2020, 07:23 AM   #29
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Regarding the 3 relays behind the driver-side headlight. Based on Barrera's experience and comments, I would replace all of them to rule them out as a possible cause. Those relays are very affordable. The original ones might have gone bad from age, wear and tear, electrical over-load, dampness, water infiltration, or a combination of reasons. Being adjacent to the main battery, battery acid boil-over might have got on them creating a problem.

When the 3 relays are out, look for corrosion on their terminals and the sockets they plugged into. If you see any corrosion (white or green colored crusties) I advise to soak each socket in a CLR type of product (using a small jar full) to dissolve the corrosion, then rinse them well in clean water and dry them well. Once perfectly dry, inject silicone grease into the sockets, then connect them to new relays.

I once bought a non-running 1991 Mercury Capri XR2 off a flat bed tow truck. That vehicle had open connectors, not sealed with gaskets like most cars have. I soaked every under-hood connector in CLR, dried everything well with compressed air followed by a hair dryer, injected silicone grease, and reconnected. The car then ran perfectly.

If you don't have compressed air, try the exhaust of a vacuum cleaner.
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Pulled the relays...


Ford FOAB 14B193-AB


Can't seem to find it anywhere online - except used.
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Old 06-10-2020, 10:58 AM   #31
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Tested all 3 relays and they are good.



I did trace the wire from the rear that powers the clearance markers to the front right parking lamp - which had an ugly melted crimp connector. Hoping that is part of my problem...
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Old 06-10-2020, 07:55 PM   #32
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FIXED!!!


I fixed the connection at the front left parking lamp (I said right earlier but it was the left) and all is well again.


Just a side note for anyone that might happen upon this thread - the red wire in the back connecting to the yellow wire (that I thought was going to the tail lights) is actually the Reverse light! Only hot when the RV is placed in reverse. If I had thought that thru a bit better, I could have saved myself hours of work! Oh well!


Thanks for all the help and suggestions!


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That's outstanding news! Congratulations! I appreciate you sharing your resolution as well.
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Glad you figured it out and it is FIXED!!!!!!
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FIXED!!!


I fixed the connection at the front left parking lamp (I said right earlier but it was the left) and all is well again.


Just a side note for anyone that might happen upon this thread - the red wire in the back connecting to the yellow wire (that I thought was going to the tail lights) is actually the Reverse light! Only hot when the RV is placed in reverse. If I had thought that thru a bit better, I could have saved myself hours of work! Oh well!


Thanks for all the help and suggestions!


ryan
Glad to see you got it fixed and can get back to camping!
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