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Old 01-11-2015, 11:13 AM   #1
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Tail lights / Clearance Lights

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I discovered last night that I don't have tail lights or clearance lights. Everything else - turn signals, brake lights, backup lights, four way flashers - seems to work ok.

I've looked at various threads on the topic and it appears that there should be a relay / fuse board somewhere. Here's a picture from another thread:



I don't know if this board (or one like it) is still being used for my 2015 24R. I have looked pretty much everywhere I can think of and haven't seen anything like it. I do think something like it should exist. Any ideas where I might find it?

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Dave
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Old 01-11-2015, 02:45 PM   #2
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That panel is hidden behind and to the right of a black door in the left rear compartment where your power cable is....right next to the water filter...
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Old 01-11-2015, 04:51 PM   #3
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That panel is hidden behind and to the right of a black door in the left rear compartment where your power cable is....right next to the water filter...
This doesn't appear to be the case for my 2015. The space behind the black door includes a variety of wires, the two slide out control modules, the water pump, and some hoses.

My shore power connection is on the side of the coach, not in a compartment and the water filter is under the front driver's side corner of the bed.

I think I'm down to three possibilities and I'm not sure how to access any of them. One is the area under the toilet. Second is under the shower. And third is in the wall between the living room and the bathroom. This last seems a bit more likely as there are a variety of electrical things already in that wall - but, again, I don't really know how to access the inside.

One possibility for that wall is the mirror - one coach I owned had a hole behind the mirror to access the inside of the wall...but I don't know if that's true for the Solera.

Any further help or info greatly appreciated!

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Old 01-11-2015, 10:10 PM   #4
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Dave, that was the problem with our 2012 S ! Mine was hidden behind s panel at the rear where my electric cord stores in the sewer drain area! We ended up having a dealer replace it cost roughly $500. Wasn't covered by any warranty( long story) we had less than 12k miles on it. What was frustrating they would work and then quit!
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Old 01-11-2015, 11:15 PM   #5
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My money is on your umbilical cord. either the plug (I don't think so) or the wiring in the cord or connections at the other end. Before I would spend $500 bucks I would replace it plug and cord as a single unit.
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Old 01-11-2015, 11:54 PM   #6
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My money is on your umbilical cord. either the plug (I don't think so) or the wiring in the cord or connections at the other end. Before I would spend $500 bucks I would replace it plug and cord as a single unit.
Yes, I tend to agree. Now if I could only locate the board with the fuses and relays, I could begin to diagnose the problem. Any suggestions?

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Old 01-12-2015, 12:22 AM   #7
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My umbilical cord ties together at a junction box up in the king post. I'm not aware of a control board or fuses. If all other lights are working then the bet is a bad cord.
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My umbilical cord ties together at a junction box up in the king post. I'm not aware of a control board or fuses. If all other lights are working then the bet is a bad cord.
I'm not familiar with a "king post". Where would I find such a thing on a Solera Motorhome?

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Only on fifth wheelers. Sorry...
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Old 01-12-2015, 01:01 AM   #10
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2015 24R should be in warranty.
Someone posted a GREAT temporary solution - buy a seven pin trailer connector and short (fused) the 12 volt pin to the running light pin. Plug in the connector to turn on the MH running lights, unplug it to turn them off. Good way to get along until warranty fix.
I believe someone else found a bad fuse in the Mercedes cab fuse box. A place to start looking.
Good Luck-
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