Hymer step buzzer warning thingy!

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  1. Dave and Ginny

    Dave and Ginny Funster

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    Well home again for a few weeks and caught up with the grass cutting and weeding...so now tinkering about on the van (as we do) :rolleyes: until the next trip but not really much to do so....

    ....the step down warning buzzer has never worked (Hymer b544). I think I've found the buzzer unit in the cupboard with the Elektroblock......so where do I start looking ?
     
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    yip.. that's where it is.. it works off a switch under the step.. mine worked intermittently, I cleaned and made sure the earth was good.. been ok since.


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    Thought it looked a likely suspect...I'll start with looking for the earthing point then...if the rain stays off!
     
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    Hi Dave. :)

    As @scotjimland says, the bonnet type switch is under the MH, and above the step. Retract the step to gain access. Some times they become sticky due to road dirt, etc, and sometimes it's the terminals which become corroded need a clean up and spray. If it needs a new switch, the bonnet type alarm switch looks as if it would do. (y)

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    Jock. :)
     
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    JockandRita Funster Life Member

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    Sorry, extend the step for access, not retract. Doh

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    Jock. ;)
     
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    Hi Jock...many thanks (y)...if the rain keeps off I'll go and have a fiddle. To be honest, so used to never having it that it never gets forgotten as I always check in the mirror if it wasn't me that raised it! Six weeks away and nothing broke for me to fix so thought I'd see if I can get it working!
     
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    @scotjimland @JockandRita....I've got the cover off etc and cleaned terminals on the switch and even by-passed the switch and removed the buzzer and tested that on a 12v source and it checks out fine...but still no joy! I'm assuming the ignition just needs to be on without the engine running...any fuses anywhere we know of?
     
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    No Dave, on mine, the engine needs to be running before the buzzer operates. Ignition only doesn't produce any results. :(

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    Jock. :)
     
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    as Jock said.. engine needs to be running

     
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    Our B584 step Buzzer works as soon as ignition is turned on and step is out. The switch does pick up a lot of grunge tho!
    Maybe the buzzer itself is US!
     
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    I rely on other drivers pointing and flashing works for me;);)
     
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    Cheers @scotjimland and @JockandRita for your input on this little job...all sorted now and buzzing away :).
    Added bonus Jock, sounds just like a Mk9 with low air tanks now when I fire it up (y);):LOL::rolleyes:
     
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    The MK 9 was my favourite Crash Truck Dave. (y)

    Got your ear defenders on then, if the buzzer is that loud? :rofl:

    Cheers,

    Jock. ;)
     
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