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Old 05-10-2019, 07:25 AM   #1
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Mystery Switch on Forester Drivers Seat

I recently bought a used Forester 3051s motorhome. I have managed to figure out most things on my own, but hope you folks can help with a question.

On my drivers seat, down low on the side facing the drivers door, there is a rocker switch with a picture of a battery on it: Can anyone tell me what it does? Thank you very much.
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Old 05-10-2019, 07:50 AM   #2
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Used to redirect coach batteries to start RV if chassis battery is low / dead !
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I recently bought a used Forester 3051s motorhome. I have managed to figure out most things on my own, but hope you folks can help with a question.

On my drivers seat, down low on the side facing the drivers door, there is a rocker switch with a picture of a battery on it: Can anyone tell me what it does? Thank you very much.
Emergency start switch. When held in (it is a momentary contact switch) it connects the house and coach batteries together. In case of a dead coach battery it allows you you to start the coach.

When you activate the switch you will hear the solenoid engage in the BCC (battery control center). The BCC is located in the stairwell.

The BCC will automatically connect the two batteries to charge based on a designed algorithm internal to the BCC’s battery isolation manager when connected to shore power.

Look up precision circuits BCC for the detailed info.
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Thank you very much!
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I also had no idea what this was for, thank you. So if my engine battery is dead I can push this switch and it will allow me to start the engine?
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I also had no idea what this was for, thank you. So if my engine battery is dead I can push this switch and it will allow me to start the engine?
Yes, press and hold. Assuming that your coach battery is good.
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