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Bossandbabe

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Posted: 06/10/14 03:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We hooked up this morning and have no turn signals, no brake lights. We tried to check fuses and so did some service guys - no luck. Now parked at a place that checked fuses, some wires, etch. They suspect wiring in steering column. The manager here in Gorham, NH is going to call around tomorrow and try to find us a place that we can get to. Of course we will be driving without turn signals or brake lights. Camping world south of us does not to do Freightliner Chassis work. Anyone got any ideas?
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Posted: 06/10/14 03:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Verify that you have power through the chassis battery disconnect to the fuses and relays in the front compartment driver's side. Use a test lamp or meter.
There should be a main fuse in this area. Check to see what else is not working. Items that could be effected are hot when ignition switch is off.


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On our rig, the side marker lights are dual filament, and flash with the turn signals. And when there's a bad bulb in the marker light, te turn signals don't work. Just a thought . . .

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Posted: 06/10/14 04:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check out the emergency flasher switch. Might be bad/corroded/broken contacts or a bad switch. Last time I had a brake light problem, cleaning the contacts fixed it for me.


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Since you have a Freightliner chassis, write down your last 6 digits of your vin number then call the free Freightliner help desk at 1 800 FTL HELP. They can look at the actual wiring diagram for your coach, and point you to the most likely component that has failed. They have been a big help to me several times.

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L would look for a lose of bad ground strap.


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My first thought was the turn signal switch.

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Electricity is like water. Flows from source to point of least resistance. Find the source and trace with a test light.

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Posted: 06/12/14 09:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dana, I believe Freightliner used a diode in the turn signal circuit. Its located in a wiring harness in or under the steering column. This diode has been known to fail. As suggested call Freightliner with vin and get info to chase this down.


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Posted: 06/14/14 07:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gasman 2 wrote:

Dana, I believe Freightliner used a diode in the turn signal circuit. Its located in a wiring harness in or under the steering column. This diode has been known to fail. As suggested call Freightliner with vin and get info to chase this down.


I'll second that. I had a '97 Holiday Rambler Endevour which lost the diode. Freightliner was very helpful in solving my problem. The doide is buried in several feet of a large wiring bundle and rather than trying to dissect it out, I opted for simply running another line with a new (actually a couple of paralled diodes) to handle the current. The wiring schematic I got from Freightliner enabled me to find the end points of the wire containing the failed diode.

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