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Old 10-20-2021, 07:14 PM   #1
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Blowing fuse

Looking for some help. We have a 2013 Brookstone 366RE (hydraulic slides and automatic levelers) that keeps blowing the fuse that runs the slide out switch. The switch is a 6 prong switch and is located near the door along with a host of other switches. It is a 5 amp spade fuse near the bottom of the fuse panel. I have checked all wires and replaced the solenoid that is fed by the slide switch and tells the motor which way to run. Getting ready to replace the switch. If anyone has the same coach we have could I talk you into looking at your fuse box and see if yours uses a 5 amp fuse also? Just want to make sure our fuse box is not miss marked.
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:25 AM   #2
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You will likely need to do some detective work. I would posit a wire is shorted and not the switch as there is (unless it is a lighted switch) no direct path to ground wired to the switch.
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:42 AM   #3
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Blowing fuse

That was/is my thought as well. However, I have by passed the coach wiring with jumper wires for the ones that engage the solenoid to engage the motor (motor is on a separate circuit) and it still blows a fuse. According to the Lippert wiring diagram the only wire I have not by passed is the ground wire, that may be my next move. However, that raises another small question, the diagram shows that ground wire to be black, the wire on the switch is brown. Did they use the wrong color of wire, or does that brown go somewhere else?
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Old 10-22-2021, 08:54 AM   #4
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With everything powered down, measure resistance between that and ground, if close to zero, that is your ground. Also, measure each pin on switch to ground. I would measure the resistance of the solenoid coil.
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Old 10-22-2021, 09:04 AM   #5
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Thanks, will give that a try. As for the solenoid I was so sure it was going bad I replaced it, so pretty sure it is OK.
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