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  1. Bernieb65

    Bernieb65 Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, we are due to go to France this Monday doing last checks then find out nothing works on 12volts don't know why tried fuses all ok went on ehu to find plugs work ok but still nothing else on 12volt side of things work anyone any ideas we are desperate. Bernie
     
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    is there a cut off switch for the 12volt ?
    look under the drivers seat
     
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    Thank you but tried that it happened once before but I can't remember how I got it to work , I have a Carioca 706.
     
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    have you turned on power at your control panel?
     
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    12volt

    Is there a in line fuse from leisure battery to the switch panel.
     
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    Thanks but yes tried that but apart from 2flashing red lights nothing comes on not even the ehu light
     
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    Did you find a switch under drivers seat?
    On my LMC it's on the control panel-left rocker switch has to be pressed on top edge to turn 12v on.
     

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    At the risk of annoying you with simple first principles...

    have you measured for voltage at your leisure battery terminals? I once had a battery go totally flat in two minutes. It simply "broke".

    I am sure between you and the rest of the Funsters a solution will be found and you will be in France before you know it... :thumb:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Thanks everyone, I don't know if there is an inline fuse I can't access the leisure battery it seems I need a special tool to lower it and don't know where I can get one.
     
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    the tool to lower the battery is in with the jack and the wheel brace maybe again under the passenger seat i have a 694 and thats where mine is and yes it could be a duff leisure battery
     
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    Thanks again, just checked its not there so I think there's no more to do than buy another battery and hope that's it. Thanks all. Bernie
     
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    I see a problem here....how are you going to change the battery ?

    the battery charger itself should act as a power supply even if the battery is dead or disconnected....is the charge turned on and if so has it a fuse on the charger housing, is that OK ?

    dont remember the make but my old van had a blade fuse on top of the charger.
     
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    Well as I always seem to do is pay somebody else to do it for me and hope that's what the problem was in the first place. With my luck it will be something a lot more expensive than I thought.
     
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    See John, you only ever see Problems

    Me I see solutions :Wink:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    ageed Paul. but this is a real problem.
    if he cant get the old one out he cant get a new one in :Doh::Wink:
     
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    Bernie b, Im a few junctions down the M6 (number 17) if you want a hand, shout up. Simple enough job to change the battery, even add another if you like.

    No charge, Can't do Sunday though, Im running 106 laps round a running track totalling the dreaded 26.2 miles, so may ache come the afternoon. Off next week though (recovery):Wink:
     
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    now im missing something? remove old battery, Check for voltage dead replace, good then hunt the fuse/trip switch.

    My CI (god rest its merry soul) was as simple as they come, and far better than my twice the money bessie. :RollEyes:
     
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    you sure are Paul...someone isnt reading all the posts :Wink:


     
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    Thanks Papajohn I Think you ave hit the nail on the head, I have found the fuse on top of the charger. Dont know of its gone or not but will change it and see.
     
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    Thanks Haganap for the offer of changing the battery I would not be able to get to you tomorrow but of I have no success changing the fuse then I Will take you up on your offer on my way to Folkestone on Monday
     
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