step and fridge packed up

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  1. mike mcglynn

    mike mcglynn Funster Life Member

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    Hi All,:thumb: now back from France after new engine fitted :cry:£££££££££:shout: but 12v not working on fridge also step not retracting on start up any body any ideas please I couldnt handle any more dramas so I just left things as they were and hoped for the best I have checked the fuses and they seem all ok.
     
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    did both stop working at the same time?

    Did the step and fridge stop working at the same time?

    Usual things to do check fuses .. also see if the spades are dirty as well as looking for blown fuses

    check that earth straps are OK and clean

    Is there a master switch off anywhere?


    Bob
     
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    I'd second the first reply. When the fuse went on my step a while ago it affected the 12v fridge as well.

    fusbill
     
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    Power out!!!

    Hi, did they both stop working immediatly after the engine was fitted???

    If so, then just maybe the wire that feeds the fridge via a relay under the bonnet may have been disturbed. Check the wiring and relay there and if not maybe a fuse elsewhere in the system that is maybe not so obvious.

    Happy hunting

    Cheyne
     
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    the fridge is powered by a relay, that energises when it gets a signal from the alternator that the engine is running. Its quite possible that the aux wire (thin) to the starter was missed off when fitting the new engine

    have seen several power steps get their retract signal from the fridge power circuit as it tends to be near the door


    check for a fuse gone first then trace the signal wire and ensure its connected
     
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    sounds like the engine fitters didn't reconnect the battery connections for the fridge and step relays to me.

    have a look around the battery area for disconnected wires
     
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    Step Problems

    I suppose you've checked but in case you don't know, on auto trails the automatic step fuse is in the engine compartment.
    I had a similar problem on my cheyenne after travelling through a bad rain storm
    Alan:thumb:
     
  8. mike mcglynn

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    step and fridge update

    All is now working it took an auto electrician about 10 minutes to find fault and fix it was a very thin black wire had been snapped off the negative side of the battery to the split charge relays :Smile:
     
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