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Old 07-08-2016, 07:09 AM   #151
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Upon replacement of a backup bulb - which was intact but the base was severely corroded - I discovered another potential failure point in the taillights. The wires that feed the taillights are routed through holes that were drilled (I assume an annular cutter, not a drill) through a metal square tube. The edges that were left were rough and are a good place for the wires to chafe, short or ground out. I filed down the edges and installed a rubber grommet to protect the wires. You may want to check yours, as well.
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Old 07-08-2016, 05:24 PM   #152
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I had put mine in plastic conduit when I discoverd the samem
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Old 07-20-2016, 03:05 PM   #153
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I just replaced the Curt controller on our Sunseeker MBS 2016 with the model Tekonsha, Modulate HD Plus model 119191. This model is patted (circuit in epoxy resin). Since I am new at this, I just want to make sure that my lights are working fine.

When you turn your lights on do all four lights are turned on?
When you hit the brakes do all four lights go on?
When you use the flasher the two lights are flashing (same side).

I don't remember how they were working before this is why I am asking the questions. One thing that got me to question my work is a label that was attached to the unit (see picture).
Can anyone help me with this? Thank you.
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Old 07-20-2016, 03:19 PM   #154
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When you turn your lights on do all four lights are turned on?
When you hit the brakes do all four lights go on?
When you use the flasher the two lights are flashing (same side).
Yes, the running lights illuminate all four red lights as do the brakes and hazard lights. The turn signal illuminates the two on side. HTH

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Old 07-20-2016, 03:57 PM   #155
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Joshua ..... any updates regarding an upgrade kit? My unit failed and was replaced with the same unit. I have protected it somewhat (sealed in a freezer bag and taped up out of the way) and gone through several heavy rain and puddle situations without it failing again. But, I am worried that it may fail again. Wondering if you may have more info from FR about this. Thanks!
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Old 07-20-2016, 09:26 PM   #156
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Thank you Dukeboon, I will sleep better tonight!
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Old 07-24-2016, 10:30 AM   #157
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Recall Notice on Curt Tail light controller

Received following email two days ago from the NHTSB: (Looks like FR is shooting for a beginning recall date of August 18th.) Thanks to all of you who filed reports with the NHTSB - FR really left us no choice!

RECALL Subject : Rear Light Failure due to Water Intrusion

Report Receipt Date: JUN 27, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V465000
Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,999

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Manufacturer: Forest River, Inc.
SUMMARY:

Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 Forester motorhomes manufactured June 10, 2014, to May 25, 2016, Sunseeker motorhomes manufactured April 4, 2014, to May 25, 2016, 2015-2016 Solera motorhomes manufactured February 28, 2014, to September 17, 2015, and 2016 Isata motorhomes manufactured October 30, 2015, to May 26, 2016. Water may leak into the electrical module that controls the vehicle taillights, brake lights, turn signal lights, clearance lights and marker lights, making the lights inoperative. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." CONSEQUENCE:

If the rear brake lights fail to illuminate, following motorists may not realize that the vehicle in front of them is stopping. Inoperative taillights, clearance lights and marker lights will make the vehicle less visible to others. Either condition can increase the risk of a crash. REMEDY:

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin August 18, 2016. Forester, Solera, and Sunseeker owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-206-7600. Isata customers should call 1-574-262-3474. Forest River's number for this recall is 51-06012016-0206. NOTES:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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Old 07-24-2016, 12:07 PM   #158
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Kudos to you!

Thanks for being persistent and being concerned for our safety.

Of course, now I've protected our controller in a weatherproof box and hopefully won't have any issues.

I'll be curious to see the fix developed.
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Old 07-24-2016, 07:27 PM   #159
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Finally, a solution to our problems, a little late but better than never. I just can't wait to see the solution to this common problem. I fixed mine last week but I still have to install a splash guard in front of this aluminium plate.
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Old 07-24-2016, 09:56 PM   #160
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I still don't think water is the root cause. If it was, a water proof box would have been an easy fix. I think in testing, we had some fail before they ever got off the line (chalked it up to bad parts). Until I see all the data, it appears that maybe the Curt controller had issues, cracked and let water in (which may expedite the failure)...I anticipate the fix will be a different controller and maybe install location to be safe.
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