Wanderlodge Owners Group  
WOG YouTube

Go Back   Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > Electrical

Electrical Discussion of preventative/corrective maintenance and other technical issues regarding your coach's electrical system.

Site Search:
Thread Tools
Old 02-14-2009
gcyeaw's Avatar
gcyeaw gcyeaw is offline
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ridgewood
Posts: 9,056
Default Another ground issue

It's always the ground conection, isn't it?

I had three problems I wanted to fix today. The first was the speakers for the digitel in the dining area and by the driver. So I spent much time looking at what seemd like a simple diagram, and then trying to figure out how that was translated into a rats nest of wires in the Bird. After some time pulling on wires to find the other end, I discovered a switch inside the space behind the dinette speaker. It was just laying there. I fliped it and the speaker came to life.

I finally concluded that the driver area speaker must never have worked, there was no ground connecton. After looking at the maze by the dinette speaker it became apparent that I needed to connect the ground to another ground lead. Sound came out at last.

The second problem was when I turned on the floor night lights, two would come on and the one in the dinette area would turn off. When I turned the lights off, the one in the dinette turned on. I supposed someone messed up the wiring and decided to fix it later.

The third problem was the fan on the dinette chassis heater wouldn't work. I measured for voltage at the switch and there was .5 volts between the ground screw on the heater case and the power lead to the switch. I put the metal encased trouble light down on the heater core and the fan started running. That is also when I discovered the floor light was grounded to the frame of the heater. So the grounded case of the trouble light completed the circuit.

I looked everywhere for the original ground connection and found nothing. I ran a new wire to a frame ground and now not only does the heater motor run, the floor light works correctly as well.
Gardner Yeaw
86 PT-36 Golden Memories (sold)
78 FC 33 Happinest (Sold)
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009
fxdwg fxdwg is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: okc
Posts: 3,843

Just like you planned! Those grounds are frustrating.
06 450LXi
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HWH Jack issue DonB General 12 11-08-2010 09:05 PM
Electrical ground and neutral gcyeaw Electrical 2 07-30-2008 09:48 PM
Possible Safety Issue on PT-40 Gen. Slide RAGster Generators 1 07-18-2008 11:57 AM
Camp Ground Membership jlq Craigslist, Ebay, Coaches and other Finds 1 04-21-2008 11:06 PM

Web Search:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.