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Old 10-10-2013, 10:43 PM   #1
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Running Lights on after Fuse block install

After installing an new inverter and fuse block, the running lights are burning.
Everything else seems to be working great. The 79 Sovereign came without
a univolt. Most of the old fuse panel seemed to be dead anyway.Turned out to be quite the job. Im not sure what got crossed up.
I went with Intellipower 9100 and a Parallax fuse block.
In the old FB the running light were connected in pairs on either side of a glass fuse (Position 2-5.) 8 wires. On the parallax board I twisted each pair together
before connecting. Is there a switch for Running Lights that Im missing? Or should each leg of the the running lights have its own fuse(8 wires 8 fuses) position?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:52 PM   #2
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The running lights should NOT be wired to the Univolt.
They should be wired to the TV. They should only come on when plugged in to the TV when the TV's light switch is turned on.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:41 PM   #3
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Somehow you have gotten into the running light/stop and tail light circuits. They are not fed from the univolt but, as TGT says, from the tow vehicle.

I am not sure how the '79's are wired anymore (I had a '78). I know at some point AS did fuse the wires to the running and stop lights inside the trailer for some reason. Generally the fuses in the tow vehicle do that function. But I am not sure if they did it on the '79s.

The umbilical cord on those years comes into a plug in the center of the rig, near the floor. How the wires go from that point I am not sure. Perhaps someone with a 79 can chime in here and help you more.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:51 AM   #4
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Thanks for input gentleman. Apparently the running lights should not be tied into the
Parallax board. Im unclear as to how I should deal with this. Do they get a seperate
block?
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They do not need a fuse block at all. The tow vehicle fuses protect them. Now, just what has been done to your rig with the umbilical cord wires after they enter the trailer from the front recepticle that I believe you have on your '79 is something that is very hard for anyone to guess. Photos of the rear of that item might help, not sure. You may need some hands on help, in person.
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