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LX and LXI (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your LX or LXI model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE ISSUES INVOLVED WITH ANY LAWSUIT.....list your LX and LXI Parts here too.

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In our 2001 LXi there is a small "beeper" located in the compartment above dash and we wonder what it is for. We didn't know it was there until we heard it chirping after we came out of the truck wash the other day. It chirps, not real loud, about once every 2 seconds. The beeper is located on the right side of the compartment, just below the keyless entry door control box. The beeper chirps whether the engine is running or not. Anyone know what this is?

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In our 2001 LXi there is a small "beeper" located in the compartment above dash and we wonder what it is for. We didn't know it was there until we heard it chirping after we came out of the truck wash the other day. It chirps, not real loud, about once every 2 seconds. The beeper is located on the right side of the compartment, just below the keyless entry door control box. The beeper chirps whether the engine is running or not. Anyone know what this is?

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Caution: That's the "Excessive Heat" Alarm - it's supposed to chirp if excessive heat is detected at the 120 Volt distribution center or excessive heat is detected in the refrigerator vent stack.

Hopefully you just have a bad sensor or the truck wash got the refrigerator vent stack sensor wet but I would suggest that you investigate ASAP since it could be indicating a potential fire hazard!!
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Caution: That's the "Excessive Heat" Alarm - it's supposed to chirp if excessive heat is detected at the 120 Volt distribution center or excessive heat is detected in the refrigerator vent stack.

Hopefully you just have a bad sensor or the truck wash got the refrigerator vent stack sensor wet but I would suggest that you investigate ASAP since it could be indicating a potential fire hazard!!
Dang learned something new, never heard of this before.
Thanks John, really important safety device.
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Never heard of it before, either, and my '00 does not have one.

We were glad to get rid of the original dual fuel refrigerator, especially when we found charred plywood just above it.
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We are grateful for all the replies. The bus has been in off-site storage for the past five days with batteries and shore power disconnected. We will check it out this afternoon. A couple of curious facts about the situation to point out. Our refrigerator has been turned off for the past three weeks. The last time shore power was connected was right before we headed to the truck wash - there was no beeping then. The first time we heard the beeping was when we restarted the bus after the wash. The bus went directly to the storage barn, where we dug into that overhead compartment and found the source of the sound. The beeper is connected to the engine battery circuits, not the coach, which we determined by individually shutting off engine and house battery switches. So we’ll check out the bus again today and see if anything has changed after a few days to dry out.
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Its a new one to me also.

But,on another note,beware the truck wash,they recycle the water and it will ruin the finish on the awning wraps and all other aluminum.
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Never heard of it before, either, and my '00 does not have one.

We were glad to get rid of the original dual fuel refrigerator, especially when we found charred plywood just above it.
Hi Ron,

I can’t say for sure that your coach has or ever had one but since my 91 WB and Bill & Jane's 2001 LXi both have one it seems likely that your 2000 would have had one when it left the factory.

Edit: Cleverly hidden in the “SAFETY & SECURITY FEATURES” section of the 2000 LXi owner’s manual...

HEAT ALARM

Heat alarm sensors are located at the 120V distribution panel and in the refrigerator vent stack. A buzzer in the pilot's front overhead will sound if excessive heat is detected in either area.
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We are grateful for all the replies. The bus has been in off-site storage for the past five days with batteries and shore power disconnected. We will check it out this afternoon. A couple of curious facts about the situation to point out. Our refrigerator has been turned off for the past three weeks. The last time shore power was connected was right before we headed to the truck wash - there was no beeping then. The first time we heard the beeping was when we restarted the bus after the wash. The bus went directly to the storage barn, where we dug into that overhead compartment and found the source of the sound. The beeper is connected to the engine battery circuits, not the coach, which we determined by individually shutting off engine and house battery switches. So we’ll check out the bus again today and see if anything has changed after a few days to dry out.
I hope I didn’t bother you by sending an email & text message at 1:00 am but I felt that I should warn you ASAP just in case you were staying in a coach that really did have an excessive heat situation going on behind your refrigerator or in your 120 volt distribution panel.
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John, no apology necessary. We appreciate the potential urgency of the situation as we described it.

Bill and Jane Block
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Hi Ron,

I can’t say for sure that your coach has or ever had one but since my 91 WB and Bill & Jane's 2001 LXi both have one it seems likely that your 2000 would have had one when it left the factory.

Edit: Cleverly hidden in the “SAFETY & SECURITY FEATURES” section of the 2000 LXi owner’s manual...

HEAT ALARM

Heat alarm sensors are located at the 120V distribution panel and in the refrigerator vent stack. A buzzer in the pilot's front overhead will sound if excessive heat is detected in either area. Nice to know about it, though.
John,

My upper panel is not original; it looks more like a 2003 and was redone, presumably by the factory, but I can't see them removing the buzzer. I know the sensors are in place, but unless that buzzer is buried, I never saw one. I'll look forward to the next time I have to take the TV out and look again.
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