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Old 08-29-2016, 12:53 PM   #171
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When did you get your recall notice?
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:56 PM   #172
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Last week but the recall says the fix is not yet available.
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Old 09-05-2016, 05:51 PM   #173
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Remind me again where the Curt controller is located on a Forester MBS 2401w? Getting ready to take it out in the rainstorms tomorrow, so need to diaper it! Thanks.
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Old 09-05-2016, 06:52 PM   #174
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It's behind the back bumper on the driver side. It's mounted to a aluminum bracket.


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Old 09-05-2016, 08:59 PM   #175
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Thanks so much!
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:43 AM   #176
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my turn to have the tail lights fail.

We were camping last weekend and woke up to the tail lights and trailer lights all on. I was sort of surprised to see the thing fail since I had read about all of the troubles and I had sealed it up pretty good with RTV. I got under it and was feeling for moisture and noticed the relay next to it was pretty warm. I removed it and took the relay apart. It was full of water and corrosion. I cleaned the contacts and got all of the corrosion out of the solenoid windings and it worked fine after that. I ordered a new relay and will be sealing it up when I put it on. It had been at least two weeks since I drove it in the rain. It was dry the day it failed. It takes a while for the corrosion to start creating shorts and wreak havoc on the circuits.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:57 AM   #177
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Weatherproof fail

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We were camping last weekend and woke up to the tail lights and trailer lights all on. I was sort of surprised to see the thing fail since I had read about all of the troubles and I had sealed it up pretty good with RTV. I got under it and was feeling for moisture and noticed the relay next to it was pretty warm. I removed it and took the relay apart. It was full of water and corrosion. I cleaned the contacts and got all of the corrosion out of the solenoid windings and it worked fine after that. I ordered a new relay and will be sealing it up when I put it on.
So much for it being "weatherproof".

Glad I'm carrying a couple of spares. Decided not to move it into my weatherproof box, but in retrospect, maybe that was the wrong call. At least the contacts are filled with DC4.

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It looked like the water had gone into the base of the relay along side of the wires. It then went through the bottom of the relay where the male spade connectors come through the plastic. The upper part of the relay was completely full of water/corrosion. My relay was mounted upside down so gravity helped the water along its way.
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:37 AM   #179
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That may be the problem with them all!
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:46 AM   #180
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It looked like the water had gone into the base of the relay along side of the wires. It then went through the bottom of the relay where the male spade connectors come through the plastic. The upper part of the relay was completely full of water/corrosion. My relay was mounted upside down so gravity helped the water along its way.
Was that the curt controller itself you opened?
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