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Old 08-16-2013, 03:51 PM   #1
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My Battery disconnect switch disconnected

Arrived at the CG Wednesday and go to use the tongue jack and nothing. OK I`m thinking the fuse is blown. Go in the trailer and try the lights, still nothing. Plug into shore power and everything works. Next I assume the battery must be dead. Nope, test reveals its OK. If I jump the disconnect switch the tongue jack, etc works (even while not hooked up to shore power) So I conclude the 3+ year old disconnect switch is not engaging. Not a immediate problem unless CG loses power, but its on my mind. Guess its time for a new switch.


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Old 08-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #2
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Nice troubleshooting....is it serviceable?....acid / vapor corrosion?

(BTW....I see pine needles on the ground....you didn't get too far away this trip!!!!)
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:39 PM   #3
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I may be able to spray it with lube and see if it works. That pic is from file, not the CG which is a beach site!
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My Battery disconnect switch disconnected

Order a can of DeoxIT in line. It is made specifically to clean, protect, and lubricate electrical contacts. There are a number of different kinds but I believe the D series will work best for you. Might need to hit the contacts with Emory cloth before applying DeoxIt if they are badly corroded. Even if you buy a new switch hit it with the DeoxIT to prolong life
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Old 08-18-2013, 11:13 AM   #5
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Could not make it work so I simply bypassed the switch and hooked the battery up straight like it used to be for now.
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Could not make it work so I simply bypassed the switch and hooked the battery up straight like it used to be for now.
I had the same trouble with my dis-connect and come to find out, the nut on the bolt the wires connect to backed off just enough to cause a power interruption. Tightened the nut and everything was fine
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Doesn't the battery have to have power for the emergency brakes? Or was this not bypassed with the quick-disconnect?
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Doesn't the battery have to have power for the emergency brakes? Or was this not bypassed with the quick-disconnect?
Yes it does, so apparently I unwittingly had no emergency brakes for 70 miles......
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I had the same trouble with my dis-connect and come to find out, the nut on the bolt the wires connect to backed off just enough to cause a power interruption. Tightened the nut and everything was fine
My nuts were tight, so that was not it.
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My nuts were tight, so that was not it.
Oooooooookay Ummmmmmmmmmmmm at least everything is tight and nothing hanging loose.
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