CI motorhome - habitation electrics gone down

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  1. Al68

    Al68 Read Only Funster

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    My 2005 CI Carioca has lost all electrical supply on the domestic side - no 12 volt fridge, no lights, no water pump etc. I have checked fuses on the control unit circuit board and all ok. I have unplugged supply plugs to the board and found 12.7 volts coming from both leisure/house battery and engine battery. I have checked for loose connections or poor contact but nothing obvious was found.
    I have been told by a CI dealer that it is not uncommon for the main circuit board to fail and so suspect this is the problem. A replacement costing £300 takes 6 weeks to come from Italy!
    Anyone have any other ideas; know where to get a circuit board tested and repaired; buy new or second hand; replace with alternative; etc?
     
  2. mick noe

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    not familiar with your van/electrics but on mine domestic electrics cut out when ignition turned on could be the relay that controls that operation?
     
  3. Terry

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    personally I would get a auto sparky to check it out :thumb:Then look at alternatives :Wink:
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    I have CI cipro and when I hade big Voltage drop after lots of looking found a weak fuse good luck
     
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    you don't say how long you have owned the van, if not long then its possible its just a switch problem. !2v fridge should only work when the engine is running and will only maintain the temp not cool it down.
    Again possibly a switch problem, failing that a fuse near the battery.
    Last resort is circuit board, does power reach it?
     
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    There is a big Red switch by the passenger seat / door, is that fully on?
     
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    electrics failed

    Take a look at the MCEA web site and get a local engineer out to help you. It could be a faulty PCB but it could be many other things.
     
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