Full Electrics but Dead Control Panel

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  1. Gerard Saunders

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    Hello, new here. Just bought a 2003 Knaus Sun Traveller.

    All electrics work, on mains or 12 volt, but panel above door does not indicate fluid levels, main 12 volt switch does not make any difference to what works, in fact the only part of the panel that shows any life are the two battery symbols, which light up when I plug into the mains.

    Any comments would be welcome before I visit a dealer! I have tried changing all the fuses, including the one by the leisure battery. I have powered down for a while in an attempt to reset the electronics, all to no avail. As I say, everything works irrespective of the switch positions on the panel.

    Many thanks.
     
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    What make and model of electrics are fitted?
     
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    Gerard - no real clue but I assume that the panel has an on/off switch and you've turned the panel on? I don't live too far away if you need a 2nd opinion but it my be worth calling in to Johns Cross (@Johns_Cross_Motorhomes ) up the road (ask for Glen, the service manager) as they are very helpful.
     
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    Thank you Bill. It makes no difference turning the panel on or off. All 12v items work either way.
     
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    I think it's made by Trumatic.
     

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    Maybe a previous owner has carried out some modifications!
     
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    I did wonder whether someone might have bypassed the thing altogether.
     
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    I doubt it is Trumatic, they focus on heating controls. There should be a 12 volt distribution box somewhere with a name or model on it.
     
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    If you have only just bought it, was it private, if so ring them and ask, if a dealer take it back to be fixed :)

    unless that is someone on here points out something obvious that has been overlooked, most of us have been there and done that (y)
     
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    Unfortunately I bought it in Totnes. I'm in Sussex.
     
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    Gerard - still worth a phone call though before you start.
    Note that tank level sensors can be flakey on many motorhomes so may have been disconnected.
     
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    Thanks Bill. Johns Cross need four weeks so I will see what this chat throws up.
     
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    Can you see where that ribbon cable goes on the left?
     
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    The fuse box has four of the circuits starred ** and indicated that they are switch from BC presumably that is the overdoor panel. What does it say on the other fuses? it is blurred
     
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    The ribbon cable goes to the control panel. Nothing looks out of order there.
     
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    I've changed all those dudes for new ones.
     
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    Have you looked at the back of the overdoor panel to see if any wires have come off? The level gauge wires must go to there.
     
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    I just have. Everything seems to be good and tight, unfortunately!
     
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