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can someone help the switch inside my motorhome don't matter what you switch it to vehicle or leisure battery the red light light's up when it should be green on my solar panel the battery shows 12.8 my motorhome is a vw t4 compass 1998.
 

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can someone help the switch inside my motorhome don't matter what you switch it to vehicle or leisure battery the red light light's up when it should be green on my solar panel the battery shows 12.8 my motorhome is a vw t4 compass 1998.
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Also you've posted this in the motorcycle section so anyone seeing your question will assume it is to do with motorcycles, you should perhaps repost in the electricity, batteries & hookup section. As has been said, you only get 5 free posts before you need to be a paying member, so choose your questions or replies carefully.

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Also you've posted this in the motorcycle section so anyone seeing your question will assume it is to do with motorcycles, you should perhaps repost in the electricity, batteries & hookup section. As has been said, you only get 5 free posts before you need to be a paying member, so choose your questions or replies carefully.
OK sorry I thought it was a free site
 

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OK sorry I thought it was a free site
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I have a 1998 Compass Navigator on a T4 base and had the same problem but only when on the leisure battery. E.g. battery fully charged but a red LED (which according to the manual comes on at 11.2v). I solved it by running a heavier (thicker) cable from the battery to the control panel. It may have been coincidence - possibly due to me disturbing the fuses and/or remaking connections at the panel so best to check the connections at the very basic (crude) distribution/fuses/leisure battery location under the bench seat and at the control panel on the wall. There is a fuse at the rear of the wall control panel which is worth checking whilst you have the panel removed. Not easy to remove the control panel as there is very little slack in the wiring behind it.
It's an unsophisticated set-up but has all been working fine for the past ten years.
My (Compass original) distribution/fuses/leisure battery location under the rear facing dinette seat........
Compass Aux circuit distribution board.jpg


The leisure battery main feed and 30A fuse was at position 2 in the main fuse holder but I suspected that it wasn't making a good connection so re-routed the feed through a heavier duty fuse holder (on right in pic below).

Compass Aux circuit. Fuse details.jpg

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