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Old 10-07-2011
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David,

Don't feel bad. The "will not start from the front with the engine lid open" issue was one of the several things I learned the hard way on my M380 also.
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There are so many systems..redundant systems on the M380's that you will eventually know finally by 2nd nature. They say it takes a village...well with these beautiful birds it takes a forum. Don't hesitate when you need help. Might save from making a mistake or help us understand a system better as well.
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Be sure the remote switch in the engine compartment is on 'forward control'. Then the hood (engine compartment) must be closed for the front controls to work.
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Pardon my ignorance but, what is an A/T switch and where would I find it. If it is the remote switch from the engine compartment then I did check that and it is in the correct position.
Visibly in the correct position but is it switching as it should? Switch may be bad. How many wires - what type of switch? You should be able to jump it to test or check with a continuity tester.
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Visibly in the correct position but is it switching as it should? Switch may be bad. How many wires - what type of switch? You should be able to jump it to test or check with a continuity tester.
The switch was in the forward position I just did not have the engine door compartment closed. I had forgotten to close it after I checked the oil form the day before. When I came out the next day it would not start from the front. I believe the switch is working correctly I just wasn't aware of the safety switch on the door.
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Great news David! And don't look too hard for that A/T switch, I don't think they used them in 04
Yikes -somebody has stolen my anti-theft switch
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I don't believe the M380 has an A/T switch like some other BB's. Instead, there is a Coach Master switch on the top left hand corner of the dash, next to the headlight switch. Also, there is a 12V master switch on the light panel adjacent to the entry door. To my knowledge, both of them do exactly the same thing.

Occasionally, when I'm leaving our 380 in a parking lot and I have some level of concern about theft, I turn off a switch by the engine batteries on the BB distribution center. it basically disconnects power to the engine without disrupting any other systems.
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Yikes -somebody has stolen my anti-theft switch

That's funny
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Question M380 will not start

I have the same issue with starting from the front. This happens when I shut down for fuel or other short stops. The engine compartment door is closed and transmission is in neutral.
I open and closed the engine compartment door several times, does not seem to help.
Is there some temperature safety interlocks?
It starts after 20-30 minutes.
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Hi, I don't know about a temperature safety interlock. But go in the front bin, driver's side, where your generator battery/aux air compresser is located. There is a panel marked chassie electrical system. There are bosch relays. In the 1st column there is one marked ignition. In the 2nd column one is called ignition drop out. 3rd column there is ignition drop out. One of those could be getting hot and not letting it start until it cools off.
We had a relay in the same panel marked shift inhibitor (1st column) that would not allow us to go into gear at times. Changed that relay and have not had a problem since. It apparently was getting hot but would start after cooling off. Hope this helps.
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