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Old 06-10-2013, 12:28 PM   #11
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What is sound like is that you lost a good ground someplace and using one bulb for a path to ground. That is how you get 9 volts instead of 12 volts.
One bulb that is off the circuit is using the bulbs filiment to complete the circuit to ground and is dropping the 2-3 volts thru the bulb to ground. I don't expect you to understand completely but what I would do is find a long wire with try each light socket using it as an alternative ground to a good connection with the chassis or battery ground point.

You would try this one at a time for each marker light location until the additional ground wire until you find where the ground is lost from.

Does this make sense to you? It is not a problem with the battery but a loose ground point some wher ein the front end marker lights.
IGGY cant agree completely cause any two loads in sieres like that should share the voltage. However your thought and his camera problem now makes wonder if the camera circuits are draining off the left signal power in the front?
Don't have schematics so can't check that. Looks like the grounds up there are common each side.
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:06 PM   #12
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Any idea how the the camera integrates with the MH? When I get back, I'll see if there is a wiring harness (or the like) that I can disconnect to isolate the issue.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:54 PM   #13
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Any idea how the the camera integrates with the MH? When I get back, I'll see if there is a wiring harness (or the like) that I can disconnect to isolate the issue.
I've been under there a few times for other reasons, its an absolute rats nest of wiring. However Iggy has posted a few Ford chassis wiring diagrams, they may help with the stalk wiring and then the camera is pretty open for tracing. Key is to understand and locate the wires to the turn signals first.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:50 PM   #14
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OP, did you ever figure out why your front turn signal wasn't working. Everything you discribed that happened to you is happening to me. All side and rear lights blink on the dirvers side but the front one. Passengers side all work fine.

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That is too weird! Sorry, no I have not had a chance to address it. I suspect it may have something to do with the camera integration, but really, I'm unsure. We just got back from an epic trip (will post about later) and lived with it. Please let us know if you figure it out.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:23 PM   #16
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Left turn signal fix

I had the same thing happen and found and fixed it.

There are a bunch of crimped connectors marked lhsig, rhsig, etc. with white markers located just to the inside of the hood on the drivers side of the coach.

FR apparently heated the heat shrink too much and melted a couple of them together. The fix is easy and that is to separate the crimps and put a black loom around each of the wires to insulate them.

If you stand in the front of the rig. Just reach in with your right hand on the drivers side of the hood and the connections are eye height 5'8" on the support bar. The clue is that one or more of the white tape markers Is black on the edges.

Good luck.
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I had the same thing happen and found and fixed it.

There are a bunch of crimped connectors marked lhsig, rhsig, etc. with white markers located just to the inside of the hood on the drivers side of the coach.

FR apparently heated the heat shrink too much and melted a couple of them together. The fix is easy and that is to separate the crimps and put a black loom around each of the wires to insulate them.

If you stand in the front of the rig. Just reach in with your right hand on the drivers side of the hood and the connections are eye height 5'8" on the support bar. The clue is that one or more of the white tape markers Is black on the edges.

Good luck.

Does this picture help identify what you are talking about.
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Sig light/camera monitor fix

Iggy,
That is the correct splice point.

Picture 1 has the shorted splices after being separated.
Picture 2 is following insulation with wire loom.

If there are several of us with this issue we should ask FR to replace the wire harness and correct their procedures for splices.
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