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Old 05-08-2012, 08:37 PM   #11
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Are most of the lights not 12volts? If so, resetting the GFI will not help.
Well, it worked in my 2011.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:15 PM   #12
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Welcome to the Solera Forum.
My Soleral is a 2011. I assume that you have a more recent model. I know there are some changes in the newer models. On my Solera, on the master electric panel above the fridge are two switches..one for the bedroom and the other for the kitchen. you might check and see if both these switches are turned on...
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:38 AM   #13
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Hi,Mercedes recommends oil spec 229.5 oil and it will say that on the oil bottle. I know mobil 1 0w-40 has that spec but you may use other weights.
As it says MB approval 229.5 fo the long oil change interval. I will probably change my oil sooner than the 10k miles.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:45 AM   #14
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Thats what Iam think what has happened with mine on the slide out as everything else works fine. I will double check all the other switches and the GFI plugs. Thanks again for all your help folks. Happy rving!
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:20 PM   #15
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Fresno...The GFI plugs should have nothing to do with your problem. I am assuming you have a Solera 24S being as you mentioned no voltage to the switch that controls the light above the dinette. I would start by checking the connection where the 12Vdc comes up through the slide floor and ties into the wire going to the switch. This is located under the rear seat of the dinette. take off the cushion, remove a couple screws, and the wood panel comes right up. You could also remove the drawer, providing access to where these wires connect. First option gives much more room and easier access. You should see a green/white wire coming up through the floor. This is the power line for the slideout lighting. It is possible one of the bell cap connections has come undone in transit, or something else of the sorts. If the connections in this location are good, please send me a pm so I can guide you through a couple other possible spots.
The wire may not be green and white now that I think of it. It may be black and white.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:21 PM   #16
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Fresno, I apologize for wasting your time with an idea that would take about 5 minutes at most, to try, as opposed to having to drive 100 miles. I promise it won't happen again because I'm signing off of this forum for the last time in an effort to leave the troubleshooting, etc to the "experts" here. If it were possible on my end, I would delete all my posts to save everyone any work...
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:51 AM   #17
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Not sure anyone was rude...simply said that the GFi shouldn't have anything to do with the 12V system. I think jamiller45 posted a pretty thorough explanation without bashing any other suggestions.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:27 AM   #18
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Well, it worked in my 2011.
Brian,

I am thinking this was the "root cause" of his decision to leave (if he actually has).

I post mistaken troubleshooting comments all the time, I try not to, but I do. If anyone questioned a comment I made, I try to find out why I thought the way I did and try to track down the right answer. (just check out the water heater thread running now)

I have disproved more of my own stuff, as not; sometimes before anyone else catches my mistake (see the Nitrogen tire thread where I confused O2 and N2 at least once while typing.)

Some folks can't take criticism in any form.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:27 AM   #19
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Thanks for the info Jamiller45, I removed the cushion and wood panel and found the black and white wires. All appear to be connected securely.
Still have no voltage to those connectors. Looks like they go under the coach. I ran out of time last night, but it looks like I'll have to trace them underneath and see where the go.
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You know just to be certain...I guess I should have asked this right away. Is your furnace working? Fuse position 4 in your breaker box is for the furnace...However, the power for your slide lights is that same circuit, after the furnace. Yes I know it doesn't make sense.
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