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Old 07-24-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Another Electrical ism

Got up early today and see that the front headlights and marker lights under the side view mirrors were ON! Pulled the lightswitch out and back in and the lights go out.

Anyone else have this issue?!
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:01 PM   #2
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Yeah, but I blame it on my small dog climbing onto the dashboard for her nap.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:54 PM   #3
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Two things I can think of.

The headlights should be operated through a relay that may have stuck on. Replace the relay.

If you have DRL (daylight running lamps) how are they operated? Some are oil pressure activated, some air activated when you release the brakes, and some are just wired to the ignition hot. Again they probably operate through a relay.

If you are sure the only thing you did to correct the problem was cycle the headlight switch, then I would say it is either the relay or the headlight switch itself.

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Got up early today and see that the front headlights and marker lights under the side view mirrors were ON! Pulled the lightswitch out and back in and the lights go out.

Anyone else have this issue?!
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I had that happen on a Mercedes, it was the headlight switch.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:59 AM   #5
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An added puzzler. It happened last night when I came back home. But I looked around and saw it is ONLY the running lights under the side view mirrors. The headlights are halo type and they are wired into the same circuit. But no other lights anywhere else around the rv were lit. Again, cycling the headlight switch fixed this.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:29 AM   #6
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That's odd, as if it was the relay it should power anything on that circuit.

Sounds to me like the switch is the good place to start. This, if its a push/pull, may be the Ford headlight switch that was used also an my Clipper.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f313...ml#post1003514

It is easy to replace and not expensive.


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Anyone know where the headlight relay might be located? It's doing it again!
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