Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-18-2011, 01:18 AM   #11
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Langley, BC
Posts: 38
Hi JimF

Do you mean that:
- we should not use the heated mirrors at all, for fear of damaging the diode.
- or did you have the heated mirrors on at the same time you were using the jacks and that damaged the diode.

Sorry, for asking for clarification, but I am having a bit of difficulty grasping exactly what happened.

Thanks for your help!

leomosley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 08:32 AM   #12
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Posts: 34
Please e-mail me a copy of the Ford documentation, Thanks

Homejames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 09:20 AM   #13
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 196
The modification consists of essentially taking a over-taxed diode out of circuit. The diode is in the fuse panel under the dash. The diode in question is the one labeled "DIODE 2" in the Ford 2011 F53 Owners Manual.The modification consists of removing the fuse panel, locating the wires for the diode and then cutting these wires and connecting them together.
Due to the difficulty in working in the area I had planned on removing the diode and then modifying the diode (by shorting it) and then reinstalling it. It looks like either FR or Ford beat me to it. My 2011 350 does not have the diode. As my unit was built in Dec 2010 it is probable that owners of new units need not worry.
MikeA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 12:00 PM   #14
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 79
What year is yours that you had trouble with?
norwood12800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 10:08 AM   #15
Senior Member
JimF's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 146
cfsoistman, no clue
JimF, CWO, US Army Ret, 100% DAV
2011 Georgetown 378TS
2008 Dodge Caliber Toad
JimF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 09:33 AM   #16
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 124
Please forward me a copy, , I haven't had this problem....yet, but it pays to be prepared. Thanks in advance.
tetsurvivor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 06:26 AM   #17
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Villages, FL
Posts: 27
need a copy

mine is a 2011 378 purchased about the time as yours'...I am Dale Levendoski, e-mail is



levendoski is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33 PM.