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Old 01-05-2009
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Default Hazard Lights/Turn Signals not working

I recently spent 14 days in December in northern WI camping at Grandma's with our 1997 WB41 (call me crazy). We had no shore line power available and nights were often 10F below zero. One day I had to park the bus on a country road (because of an ice-covered hilly driveway that the bus did not like) when visiting a farmer. When I parked on the public road I put my Hazard Lights on. I returned to the bus 2 hours later and found that the Hazard Lights were no longer working. In addition, as I drove away I discovered that my turn signals were not working.

I have owned the bus for about 2 months and it did not come with any manuals/diagrams etc.

What device controls the Hazard Lights/Turn Signals?

Where do I look for it?

How do I trouble-shoot this problem?

By the way, I am happy to report that overall, the bus worked well in that weather. The DD Series 60 started everytime!

Thanks in advance!
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I recently spent 14 days in December in northern WI camping at Grandma's with our 1997 WB41 (call me crazy). We had no shore line power available and nights were often 10F below zero. One day I had to park the bus on a country road (because of an ice-covered hilly driveway that the bus did not like) when visiting a farmer. When I parked on the public road I put my Hazard Lights on. I returned to the bus 2 hours later and found that the Hazard Lights were no longer working. In addition, as I drove away I discovered that my turn signals were not working.

I have owned the bus for about 2 months and it did not come with any manuals/diagrams etc.

What device controls the Hazard Lights/Turn Signals?

Where do I look for it?

How do I trouble-shoot this problem?

By the way, I am happy to report that overall, the bus worked well in that weather. The DD Series 60 started everytime!

Thanks in advance!
Hi Rod,

I can't answer your specific question, but on the manual for your 'Bird, you can find that right here on the forum that is there for you to download at Wanderlodge Owners Group > Frequently Asked Questions > Manuals and Files Stored in This Forums Software DATABASE > Index of Downloaded Manuals and Files in Forums Software Database > 1997 41' Wanderlodge..> 29-Nov-2008 21:13 3.6M

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Default Hazard Lights

Hi:
Not sure where to start looking but I would guess that your flasher is not functioning, that is the common item between the two. Smalll can type relay.
You having a newer model coach, you should have some compartments under the dash or under your arm area.
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Bravo

I recently had similar problems with my coach. On mine. there is a "Directional Control Module", which is a small (3"x2") aluminum can, mounted in the lower front outside compartment (generator comp). The problem was the connector. The road salt had ruined the connectors. I had to totally replace the connector. Take note, my coach is older than yours.
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Old 01-10-2009
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Default Hazard Lights/Turn Signals are now working thanks to .......

a new Tridon 552 Flasher unit costing about $4.

Apparently one flasher unit controls both the hazard lights and the turn signals (in the 1997 WB41). I found the flasher unit on the mid-line of the bus in the wide compartment on the front cap of the bus (you face the front of the bus and lift up the cover after you release the cover from inside the bus).

Thanks to all who responded with suggestions-much appreciated!
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I am having similar issues, except, mine just turns on and stays on. The lights just glow constant. I'm going to pull my front cover and see if that is where my flasher is. When mine are flashing, it seems as thought there are relays clicking in the passenger overhead, but I cant find anything resembling a flasher up there. Now there is no flash, so I get no relay noise.

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corey,unplug the tow car and see if the lights work ok.
if not,the flasher is behind the panel over the headlights,on the outside.
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Wow, I dont recall ever fixing anything on this beast for a whopping $6!! I never dreamt it could be that easy!

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Ok it is my turn...My turn and hazard have quit working. I have located the two bosch relays in the front driver overhead and they both are getting 12V. I opened up the front outside driver side panel but can't find the flasher. I am probably staring right at it. I do see where the yellow #5 power wire picks up the 12v to carry up to the overhead relays. But I cannot find where the #13 & #14 trigger wires come from the flasher.

Anyone know where I can find the flasher?

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Glenn,

I had an issue where I had no turn signals or hazard lights. I first tried to replace the flasher which is under the dashboard by my left knee hidden up towards the dash. That didn't do the trick so I began to hunt around until I found that there are two glass fuses above my right knee. One was blown. I replaced it and that did the trick. Your coach may be different though but I still would have a look to make sure there are no blown fuses in line and check out the flasher location that is in my coach...

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