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So I am home from our shake down trip (3500 miles) and I do have some questions. (not the bus, its still across the line waiting for me to sort out the paperwork)

The landing lights and backup lights all came on without permission and I had to stop and disconnect them from the relay to shut them off. Is there a switch I don't kno about other than those on the dash? Are they wired into the reverse gear?

Same with those little ankle biter lights in the aisle. How did I turn them on, and how do I turn them off?

The fuel guage quit, so where would I look for the sending unit?

What are the two house switches front and back with the red toggles for?

Thank you in advance!
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So I am home from our shake down trip (3500 miles) and I do have some questions. (not the bus, its still across the line waiting for me to sort out the paperwork)

The landing lights and backup lights all came on without permission and I had to stop and disconnect them from the relay to shut them off. Is there a switch I don't kno about other than those on the dash? Are they wired into the reverse gear?

Same with those little ankle biter lights in the aisle. How did I turn them on, and how do I turn them off?

The fuel guage quit, so where would I look for the sending unit?

What are the two house switches front and back with the red toggles for?

Thank you in advance!

It would help to know what coach you have??
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Assuming you have an FC with a side bath:
In the bedroom, lying on the bed and looking up there is a panel There is a switch there that turns on all the lights for security, like you hear a noise and light up the area. There is also a switch there to turn on the isle lights.

The red switch in the front is the engine heater, the one in the rear is the hot water heater. If there is one behind the drivers seat, it is for battery warmers (probably no longhe there)
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Sorry, its a 1981 FC. And another question anyway regarding the swing out radiator. There is a 1.5 inch diameter round pipe that connects the two frame rails. It sits just in front of the rad, and at first glance looks like it would need to be removed to swing the rad out. But I could not budge the bolts, unlike everything else that was well lubed and not too tight. So since I was stuck on the side of the highway with a broken fan belt anyway, I managed to heavy the rad up and over this tube. But it only came half way out before it became wedged. So I am wondering if the rad has settled a bit and should clear this tube, or should I make it removeable(I am worried the frame rails might spring out a bit with it gone, especially from the stress of the leveling rams being right there.) or should I build a new tube and position it lower down out of the way?

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The lower flange on my radiator hist the lower brace as well, but it can be opened with a slight bit of assistance. I would consider making a new cross brace if it is an issue. Don't leave it out, it is necessary.
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Assuming you have an FC with a side bath:
In the bedroom, lying on the bed and looking up there is a panel There is a switch there that turns on all the lights for security, like you hear a noise and light up the area. There is also a switch there to turn on the isle lights.

The red switch in the front is the engine heater, the one in the rear is the hot water heater. If there is one behind the drivers seat, it is for battery warmers (probably no longhe there)
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OK, thanks guys!
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Gardner hit everything spot on.

As far as the sending unit:
If you have the side "queen" bed the sending unit can be found under the flooring (carpet) in the bedroom. It will be in the area on the left side where you can walk through, almost directly out from the corner of the bed pedestal. There should be a plywood "plug" with screws that you can remove to get to the top of the tank where the sending unit mounts. You might try tapping lightly on the gauge as well before trying to get to the sending unit.
Here is a picture from John Finn's site:
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Gardner hit everything spot on.

As far as the sending unit:
If you have the side "queen" bed the sending unit can be found under the flooring (carpet) in the bedroom. It will be in the area on the left side where you can walk through, almost directly out from the corner of the bed pedestal. There should be a plywood "plug" with screws that you can remove to get to the top of the tank where the sending unit mounts. You might try tapping lightly on the gauge as well before trying to get to the sending unit.
Here is a picture from John Finn's site:
http://www.pbase.com/iamflagman/image/60408087
My fuel gauge quit working and I fixed it with a firm rap with my middle finger right in the center of the gauge. Recently found the same works with the speedometer. Used to call these percussion adjustments in the old power plant.
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