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Old 01-22-2014, 11:01 AM   #61
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Photo and description of workaround

I still have the tail light/marker light issue from time to time. My homemade device still does the trick when I need it. Photo is posted here.

Go to the nearest auto parts store and buy a male RV trailer connector, 12v test lamp, and an inline fuse holder. A 10 amp fuse should be sufficient. All of this should cost less than twenty bucks. Using the test lamp and the diagram that comes with the RV connector, find the pin that is constantly powered. Using leads on the fuse holder, connect this pin to the tail/marker light pin.

Now when you plug this contraption into the socket, the tail/marker lights should illuminate. Just remember to unplug it when you reach your destination.

All of this assumes that your problem is the same as mine.

Good luck
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:05 AM   #62
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Well, my photo did not appear in the post. If you need a photo, I will email it to you. paul.andrews@gmail.com
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:11 AM   #63
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Trying photo again!!

I'll try again!!
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:07 PM   #64
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:20 AM   #65
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Thank you for trying to organize this thread. Certainly there are fuses that can fail that will prevent the lights from going on. Probably at least 2. I had asked BC for a wiring diagram for my 2011 but he could not find one - I would appreciate a diagram for ANY year Solera.

Regardless of fuses - my lights stopped working ALTOGETHER with good power all the way back to the circuit board in question AND with good fuses on the board itself. The board itself was bad. In my earlier posts I assumed that others had checked fuses and still could not get their lights to work - like mine.

By the way, my lights started working intermittently well before they failed completely. Once they came on they would stay on but they would not come sometimes for many minutes. Finally never coming on.

Since I replaced the board and replaced all the clearance lights with LEDS I have had no problems.
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:09 AM   #66
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I had to replace the board also, lights were acting just like Danperryy. Replaced board no problems since. We have a 2012 Solera. Would like to replace with led's but afraid of consequences or causing different issues, so will stay like it is for now.
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:49 AM   #67
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Our 2012 Solera (2011 chassis) came with LED clearance and tail lights. That does not seem to affect this problem. Reading these posts, it obviously occurs with units that have both types of lights. I don't have a diagram for the lights, but the terminals on the board are labeled. I am convinced my problem is in the board but I have not yet replaced it. I am reluctant to spend several hundred dollars replacing a part that is likely to fail again. Meanwhile I just keep limping along with my temporary fix!
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Old 03-30-2014, 02:52 PM   #68
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I had to replace the board also, lights were acting just like Danperryy. Replaced board no problems since. We have a 2012 Solera. Would like to replace with led's but afraid of consequences or causing different issues, so will stay like it is for now.
My experience has been the same. No recurrence.
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:31 AM   #69
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I am having this issue with my 2014 Solera 24R, Extremely frustrating with a brand new RV
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:07 AM   #70
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I'll have the electrical engineer take a look at this thread. See if he can add anything.
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