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Old 08-23-2011, 09:31 AM   #11
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good that it is fixed....aren't electrical problems fun?
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:04 PM   #12
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Running lights gone too !

Hello SoCal,

For a moment I though you had solve my problem. Last night, on my way home, people on the freeway were passing me flashin their lights. I discovered all my back running lights were shut down.

I read your post and found the fuse panel but all the fuses are good. With a voltmeter I was able to find that the power is going out of the fuse panel but not reaching the lights.

I supposed the tow hitch and the tow light connection are from Forest River or installed by the previous owner. Anyway, I do have power at that connector.

What I think is that a wire went loose in the connection (real running lights and trailer running lights) I can see the connection, looks likes a big amount of electrical tape but now, the only way to reach it and work on it is to remove the rear bumper to get to it.

Good thing is that we have a wonderful end of september in Montreal, 23 Celcius (75 Farenheit) at 5h00 PM.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:56 PM   #13
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us too....

Before the last trip we took we noticed we too has no running lights...... Pulled the panel at the sewer/power hookup. Some trouble shooting with a test light revealed power from chassis going to the forest river control panel but nothing coming out. My problem ended up being a bad connection (brown wire) at the input connector of the forest river panel. I pulled the connector (looks similar to a computer Hard disk power connector) and soldered the wires to their crimp connectors and problem was solved....
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:14 AM   #14
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Hello Freightliner,

This is exactly the problem I had but never found the bad connection.
Did you removed the FR panel to find it and you did it in place ?
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:17 PM   #15
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Yes removed the access panel but left the control panel alone. There was a a few connectors on the printed circuit board. The one (4 or 5 pin) all the way to the left had a brown wire that fed the chassis running light power to the FR panel. it was a crimp style connector and was not crimped properly. Not too much space in there so I decided solder it rather then have to replace the crimp connector and re-crimp it. I just reused the old connector and soldered it back to the wire.

Checked the other wires and they seemed OK so I left them alone.

PS- Without this thread I would probably still be looking for that panel.,
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Old 11-21-2011, 02:11 PM   #16
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Here is the panel.

From the chassis is the bottom 5 pins connector. Park in is the one providing the current fur the running lights. I had power on it.

The top connector (unplug) has a brown wire for the Solera running lights, On top on the panel, 3 pins connector, the one indicates running lts had no power coming off of it.

Where exactly was your faulty crimp ?
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:13 AM   #17
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Yes same plug. Same wire..... Now isn't that odd....Wonder how many others will experience this issue...

What year is your unit? Ours is a 2011 on a 2010 chassis. Need to check on exact production date, but she is currently in FL for two weeks.
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At least they will have those posts to help them out.

Same years for me, 2011 on a 2010. And also stored in Florida until end of February.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:14 AM   #19
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Great info here. Blew tail/clearance circuit and found panel behind sewer/electrical connections. Was not marked or referenced anywhere so this thread was best means of solving.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:40 AM   #20
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Very happy if it helped.
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