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Old 05-18-2021, 01:58 PM   #1
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What are these wires?

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2019 Force HD 37 TS. This is behind the steps Saw this for the first time today. Can anyone tell me what these wires are for and what they are supposed to connect to?
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Old 05-18-2021, 03:15 PM   #2
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Is something not working?

We use a common harness for the DX3 and Force, so sometimes there are unused wires that end up connecting to nothing. Should be capped so that we don't alarm anyone.
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Old 05-18-2021, 04:43 PM   #3
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Seems like things are working, but we’re camping now, and haven’t tried everything yet. Tomorrow we pull in the slides and lift the jacks. Hoping for the best, but as you said, a little nervous. I was guessing it was from a common harness, perhaps used for cargo bay door locks on another model.
I’ll let you know how it goes. We are leaving for Savannah in a week or so, and we’d hate to miss that.

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Old 05-18-2021, 05:01 PM   #4
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Looks like there's a white tag on the green wire that indicates something. Cant read much past B/O TO ????
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Old 05-18-2021, 06:33 PM   #5
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Looks to me like B/O 10. No idea what that means. Hopefully just an extra set of wires for another model.
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Old 05-18-2021, 08:40 PM   #6
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We have the same wires on our Force, I just figured they were for another model, everything works, so I just left them there.
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Old 05-18-2021, 09:21 PM   #7
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Thanks much. That makes me feel a lot better!
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Old 05-19-2021, 08:10 AM   #8
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B/O stands for "Breakout", so its a branch/connector on the harness. Breakout 10 is what that circuit is.

The entry step has a light, when the step goes out, that light goes on, but after a time it will go off.

On some steps (and that has varied) there is an input wire so that if your porch light is on, it will keep that step light on. That is likely what that wire would be for, but not sure which revision of step has that or even if we are using it.
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Old 05-19-2021, 12:46 PM   #9
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Thanks much. Good to know. Wondering if it has power, and if I should put on a couple of wire nuts and black tape. The important thing is that all of the important things worked, and we made it home from the Gulf coast safely.
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Old 05-21-2021, 10:43 PM   #10
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Those wires are really for the ejection step option, I have it on mine someone comes over without alcohol and the steps automatically eject them back to where they came from. ROFL
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Old 05-22-2021, 06:58 AM   #11
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Wow! I want one. Does it have to be installed at the factory, or can I get one added?
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Old 05-22-2021, 02:30 PM   #12
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I thought those were the wires to active the fuel saver option that gives you 25MPG?

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Old 05-22-2021, 02:37 PM   #13
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Or maybe to connect the electric engine so you never have to buy fuel?
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Or maybe to connect the electric engine so you never have to buy fuel?
There is no such thing as an electric engine. Electric powered devices, whether a blender or a vehicle, has electric motors. Electric motors create maximum torque constantly no matter how fast they rotate.


Engines are combustion driven and create maximum torque at a given power band.
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There is no such thing as an electric engine. Electric powered devices, whether a blender or a vehicle, has electric motors. Electric motors create maximum torque constantly no matter how fast they rotate.


Engines are combustion driven and create maximum torque at a given power band.
I always wondered why Detroit is referred to as “Motor City”. Shouldn’t it be “Engine City”?

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Yeah, I knew somebody would comment on that when I posted it. Thanks for not disappointing.
Great comment on Detroit!
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