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On ours it is to the right of the radiator support under the rear hatch. Start switch and prime pump switch.
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Thanks Rick, still new here by rear hatch do you mean under bed? Or left or right side engine access doors or is there a hatch I hav'nt found yet?
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This may be way out, but somewhere I read that on our BMC - to charge chassis batteries on land plug in, the aux battery switch must be on - else no chassis charge.
I always have it on - to left and have had no problems whereas previously we did.
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Thanks Rick, still new here by rear hatch do you mean under bed? Or left or right side engine access doors or is there a hatch I hav'nt found yet?
Jim, You have a Rear Hatch just like the big boys in the PT and WB units. The latch to open the Hatch is under the license plate mount. Raise the plate and there is the handle. Lift the handle and then the entire rear hatch will rise out and up. To the right (passenger side) of the Radiator is the panel your looking for.
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Thanks Rick I had'nt gone there yet, thought I have to drop the bumper
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Ed & Carolyn
my aux switch has no permanent on, only off and a manual switch that you have to hold down, this is why I think the switch may be bad every other one I read about had 3 positions
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Jim,

We have the two position , momentary push switch on our 88 FC,
Just a different circuit used by BlueBird. The batteries are still charged by the 110 Volt charger or the alternator. There are electrical schematics in your BlueBox or in the Forum files. You may have a charging circuit problem, in addition to a defective battery.
Rick is your guy he knows the Sp, another is Robert G.
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Thanks again to all, thats what I needed to hear Bill at least I know what it isn't. It's getting dark here now I found the rear start switch I'll check that in the AM and look into the charging. I have all the schematics, being able to understand them is another story, no I'm doing OK for the most part I have an issue reaching some things and I can't get under the bus (in a wheelchair) I have some good friends though, only thing is it can't happen when I want it to...I guess they don't know who I am
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any thoughts-could a charging problem of some kind totally kill just one battery in a bank of four?
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Jim- I have seen the large lead cable lugs develop internal corrosion and basically "starve" a battery while the others in the same bank get fully charged. There could also be a bad cell in one of the batteries, resulting in a fully charged "10 volt" battery. Have you checked the specific gravity in each one of the cells to look for differences? If fully charged, they should all be reading around 1.275 at 80 degrees F.

http://www.trojanbattery.com/Battery...e/Testing.aspx
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