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Old 05-15-2016, 06:06 PM   #51
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Does anyone know where this controller is located on the 2012 Solera 24M? Our blinker, on the driver's side, blinks rapidly. There are no burned out bulbs, or fuses, and we've even had the Mercedes dealership look at it when we were there for another reason. They couldn't resolve the rapid blinking. Perhaps there is corrosion on the controller, and though my husband has looked for the controller, he has been unable to find it. If someone can lend some advice, it'd be greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 05-15-2016, 06:59 PM   #52
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You probably don't have a curt controller. On the 24R the light controller is in the same area as the water pump. It is a circuit board with several fuses. I had a light issue and it was a partially blown fuse.
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Old 05-15-2016, 07:13 PM   #53
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I hate to be cynical, but...

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We received our MBS 2401R in Feb so it's possible during the delivery trip from the plant to California the RV was driven in rain. The RV has never been driven in the rain during the 1500 miles we've put on it.

My proactive mod was prompted by reading various posts about Curt taillight controller failures not because of a failure. After completing a simple mounting into a watertight electrical box the brake, turn and taillights all worked properly. (no stress was put on any wiring during the mod)

This past week while packing up and preparing to return home after a trip we did a brake, turn signal and taillight test and was surprised to see the taillights failed to come on. Fortunately the return trip home was during daylight hours.

After trouble shooting today I found that the brown output wire was intermittent just inside the Curt controller. Since it's a sealed assembly there's no way to get inside to make a repair. Ordered a new one on Amazon for $21 as I didn't want to waste time on getting it fixed or replaced under warranty.



So add another Curt taillight controller failure to the list.
This is indeed a safety issue that needs attention by FR!
Don't hold your breath. There are clearly a lot of posts about this issue and there are a couple of FR folks that read this forum, but I haven't heard a peep from them acknowledging the problem nor indicating a redesign is in the works.

Bueller? Anyone?
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:42 PM   #54
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You probably don't have a curt controller. On the 24R the light controller is in the same area as the water pump. It is a circuit board with several fuses. I had a light issue and it was a partially blown fuse.
Our water pump is under the bathroom sink which is in the back of our 24M. We have photos from that area and don't see a light controller there. I'm not saying it isn't there, I'm just saying we don't see it. How do you know if a fuse is partially blown? I didn't know there was such a thing.
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Old 05-15-2016, 10:57 PM   #55
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On our 2012 Solera "S", the control module (not a Curt) is accessed behind a panel in the sewer/water/electrical hookup compartment. Hidden behind a panel above the sewer lines, I believe.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:06 AM   #56
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Our water pump is under the bathroom sink which is in the back of our 24M. We have photos from that area and don't see a light controller there. I'm not saying it isn't there, I'm just saying we don't see it. How do you know if a fuse is partially blown? I didn't know there was such a thing.
The element in the fuse was open but touching. When a continuity test was performed it read good. Visually it looked ok. Put some current to it and it would heat up and open.
Rare occurrence, but has happened to me more than once over the years.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:35 AM   #57
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Hey fr - lets get this fixed before someone gets hurt !

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Don't hold your breath. There are clearly a lot of posts about this issue and there are a couple of FR folks that read this forum, but I haven't heard a peep from them acknowledging the problem nor indicating a redesign is in the works.

Bueller? Anyone?
I am completely baffled how FR thought the Curt mounting solution was acceptable. I have used Curt controllers for years on different SUV's, but I have NEVER, and would NEVER mount it under the vehicle/outside. I mount them INSIDE.

Today I will be buying a spare, and the expensive connectors as well. Sometime this summer I will spend the hours required to move it INSIDE. There goes $59.16. It's a damn shame I have to do this to insure my family is safe in this vehicle.

Hey FR - THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE ! YOU HAVE TO DO A RECALL ! LET'S GET GOING ON A RECALL BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT !
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:30 PM   #58
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Does anyone know where this controller is located on the 2012 Solera 24M? Our blinker, on the driver's side, blinks rapidly. There are no burned out bulbs, or fuses, and we've even had the Mercedes dealership look at it when we were there for another reason. They couldn't resolve the rapid blinking. Perhaps there is corrosion on the controller, and though my husband has looked for the controller, he has been unable to find it. If someone can lend some advice, it'd be greatly appreciated!!!

Rapidly blinking blinker indicator on the dash usually (used to?) mean a burned out bulb on that side.

fyi - on the 2011 and Soleras of that vintage the light control module is located behind a carpeted panel above the black and gray water panel.

usual failure mode is no running lights. failed relay on the board. not easily repairable without disassemble and de-soldering of the control board assembly.
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You probably don't have a curt controller. On the 24R the light controller is in the same area as the water pump. It is a circuit board with several fuses. I had a light issue and it was a partially blown fuse.

Mike, are you SURE that's the Curt controller? Did you look behind the rear fender? (I mean, if it says "Curt" in it, that's a dead giveaway!)


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Question for the group: Does the Curt controller also run power to the lights for the 7-pin trailer connection, or are those wired separately to the RV electrical system?


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