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Old 09-23-2020, 04:21 AM   #21
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Above link is the discussion about the solenoid and what a cheap piece of junk it is. It would work intermittently and show a no connection error. I removed mine because it smelled like it was going to cause a fire from over heating. It is easy to remove the two cables and use a bolt and nut to connect them together. Insulate the connection and you should have no more trouble. The magnum will charge the batteries with the main switch in the off or on posistion now. You will have to remember the turn off the inverter when not in use to avoid excessive battery drain.
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Old 09-23-2020, 04:48 AM   #22
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Susan,
You can check to see if the selenoid is your problem by simply connecting both red wires to the same terminal on the selenoid. This will bypass it.

I had a bad selenoid but it gave me a “ no com” fault on the magnum display. As I recall you were not seeing this fault

Do worry, you’ll figure it out
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Old 09-23-2020, 04:50 AM   #23
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Susan,
You can check to see if the selenoid is your problem by simply connecting both red wires to the same terminal on the selenoid. This will bypass it.

I had a bad selenoid but it gave me a “ no com” fault on the magnum display. As I recall you were not seeing this fault

Do worry, you’ll figure it out


Don’t worry!
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Old 09-23-2020, 06:04 AM   #24
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Above link is the discussion about the solenoid and what a cheap piece of junk it is. It would work intermittently and show a no connection error. I removed mine because it smelled like it was going to cause a fire from over heating. It is easy to remove the two cables and use a bolt and nut to connect them together. Insulate the connection and you should have no more trouble. The magnum will charge the batteries with the main switch in the off or on posistion now. You will have to remember the turn off the inverter when not in use to avoid excessive battery drain.
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Magic1820, start looking at around post #100. Good visual pictures for what you need to work on. Remember to disconnect your batteries first and sounds like you can tie the two leads together as a simple solution.
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Old 09-24-2020, 09:19 PM   #25
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Susan,
You can check to see if the selenoid is your problem by simply connecting both red wires to the same terminal on the selenoid. This will bypass it.
This is good advice and an easy way to determine is the SB164 solenoid is causing the problem.
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Old 09-24-2020, 09:36 PM   #26
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On my former 2014.5 AI, I replaced the solenoid with a heavy-duty battery switch.
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On my former 2014.5 AI, I replaced the solenoid with a heavy-duty battery switch.
Yet another switch to add.
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Old 09-26-2020, 09:41 AM   #28
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Those posts have been VERY helpful.

I bypassed the solenoid SB 164 and for the past two days everything is functioning.
I will install a switch in its place in the next few days.

Thanks to everyone on this forum
This is starting to be fun.
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Old 09-26-2020, 07:39 PM   #29
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2015 Grand Tour electrical issues

I also had the corrosion problem with the solar connector on the roof of a 2016 interstate grand tour. One of the lugs corroded and broke off.
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