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Old 09-07-2018, 01:02 PM   #1
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What is this light

Does anyone know what this red light may be for. Purchased preowned and dealer did not know what it was for. Located on the left side of dash down by brake release thanks
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:43 PM   #2
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Does anyone know what this red light may be for. Purchased preowned and dealer did not know what it was for. Located on the left side of dash down by brake release thanks
When I set up my MH to pull my car I opted for a ReadyBrute Elite tow bar that has a an inertia brake system. This system has a switch on the tow bar that is activated when the inertia brake operates. In order for the driver to know that the inertia brake is operating an LED is mounted somewhere on the dash, a positive supply is connected to the LED (via small in-line fuse) and the other side of the LED runs to the switch on the tow bar - the other side of the switch is grounded so when the inertia brake operates the switch closes and makes the circuit illuminating the LED.

This may or maybe what this light is on your MH. Take a look near the hitch and see if there is any sort of 2 pin connector like the one in the photo attached.
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When I set up my MH to pull my car I opted for a ReadyBrute Elite tow bar that has a an inertia brake system. This system has a switch on the tow bar that is activated when the inertia brake operates. In order for the driver to know that the inertia brake is operating an LED is mounted somewhere on the dash, a positive supply is connected to the LED (via small in-line fuse) and the other side of the LED runs to the switch on the tow bar - the other side of the switch is grounded so when the inertia brake operates the switch closes and makes the circuit illuminating the LED.

This may or maybe what this light is on your MH. Take a look near the hitch and see if there is any sort of 2 pin connector like the one in the photo attached.
Thanks will take a look
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:33 PM   #4
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Looked underneath by hitch did not see a plug like that doesnít mean the previous owner didnít remove it
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:38 PM   #5
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:36 PM   #6
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I have no clue. Trace the wiring as it could be for anything, including the parking brake. Does not look like an OEM lamp to me. Something of aftermarket possibly. Good luck if an RV dealer has no clue either.
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:12 AM   #7
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Has never come on, I can see where it goes thru the firewall into engine compartment and that’s as far as I can see. Dealer thought it may be for the Big Foot Jacks. Going to Ft Wilderness in a couple of weeks will dig into it a little bit more when I am there.
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:35 AM   #8
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Yeah.....looks like a home made indicator to me. I had small lights like this that I installed on several motorcycles over my years.

Iíve driven, rented, owned, bought a number of vehicles over my life and never seen a factory lamp like this.

Come to think of it.....if/when I ever sell our motorhome, I hazard to guess what the next owner might try to figure out with what modifications Iíve made.
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Flux Capacitor "on" indicator light
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Not sure Iíd want to get my motorhome going 88mph to engage the flux capacitor
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:13 AM   #11
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Took another look this morning the white wire that I thought went thru firewall was actually a grounding wire for the light attached to a bolt. On the 3 attached picture it looks like the cut into the blue wire from harness to light donít know what this harness maybe for
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In mine, it tells me if the toad brake lights are on when towing.
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In the movies when you cut the blue wire bombs usually blow up!
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In the movies when you cut the blue wire bombs usually blow up!
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Get the owners manual for your make/model and see if any info in there about it.
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:59 PM   #18
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After reading some of the post did some research and there is a braking system called stay and play where it has a red light that is mounted on review mirror that lights when the brake is applied and the driver sees it in the rear camera monitor. Several videos show how the cut into the blue wire and mount a red light on dash of tow vehicle so driver doesnít have to look at monitor to see if the brakes activated. By George I think this may be the mistery light on my dash. Thanks for all the comments
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