Medium and Heavy Trucks

Have truck repair questions? Ask an Expert

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a 2005 Columbia and am having a problem with power to…

Customer Question
I have a 2005 Columbia...
I have a 2005 Columbia and am having a problem with power to the cab. I installed 2 new batteries and when I turn the key from accessory mode to start it kills all power.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medium and Heavy Trucks Question
Answered in 3 hours by:
2/25/2016
Technician: Daniel Wilson,
 replied 2 years ago
Daniel Wilson
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Satisfied Customers: 6,887
Experience: Owner at DJ Wilson
Verified

Hi my name is***** will be glad to help. Check all your battery to starter connections and also be sure the batteries are hooked up correctly. POS to POS and NEG to NEG to keep 12 V. If ok then check the LVD module/breaker as it may have tripped which protects the ECU's from voltage spikes causing damage.

Ask Your Own Medium and Heavy Trucks Question
Technician: Daniel Wilson,
 replied 2 years ago

LVD is behind the passenger seat side panel. Use a coin or screwdriver to remove

Ask Your Own Medium and Heavy Trucks Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok. I will get back to you. Thank you.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Batteries are correct.
Technician: Daniel Wilson,
 replied 2 years ago

ok sounds good. I am leaving to a family gathering for the eve but will reply back on my next login late tonight if you need more help. We can post back and forth as needed

Ask Your Own Medium and Heavy Trucks Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hey Daniel I was finally able to look at my rig last night and I can't find the lvm. I probably should have told you it's a Toterhome now.
Technician: Daniel Wilson,
 replied 2 years ago

Thank you for the update.... So the chassis has been modified.... It is possible that some changes in the electrical have been made....

Ask Your Own Medium and Heavy Trucks Question
Technician: Daniel Wilson,
 replied 2 years ago

Hi, Did you still need help with this or did you get this resolved? Please remember to rate my answers as that is how the site credits the experts for thier time

Ask Your Own Medium and Heavy Trucks Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a technicianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Daniel Wilson Your Own Question
Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Satisfied Customers: 6,887
6,887 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Owner at DJ Wilson

Daniel Wilson is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Daniel Wilson

Daniel Wilson

6,887 satisfied customers

Owner at DJ Wilson

Cat Man

Cat Man

Cat Engine Expert

4,530 satisfied customers

I am ASE Master Truck Certified.

Wayne

Wayne

Journeyman

2,892 satisfied customers

worked on, Gmc, Macks, Freight liner,Mercedes Benz,,Ford, sterling

Jeremy

Jeremy

Certified Truck/Bus Technician

2,243 satisfied customers

ASE Med/HD Truck Technician, NATEF Diesel Engines and Electrical/Electronics Technician, EPA 608/609 HVAC Certified, Steering/Suspension and ABS/Brakes Technician

cumminsdr

cumminsdr

Mechanic

1,351 satisfied customers

All types of Cummins applications

Curtis B.

Curtis B.

Technician

991 satisfied customers

Technician turned service manager on multiple lines of trucks and engines, used in industry.

dieseldan55

dieseldan55

Contractor

74 satisfied customers

Road Service mechanic for Volvo Construction.

< Previous | Next >

Related Medium and Heavy Trucks Questions
I have a 2003 Columbia with an ixs. I parked it to get into
Hello. I have a 2003 Columbia with an ixs. I parked it to get into another truck all was fine. Disconnected the batteries and put them on a tender. One week later went to start. Reconnected the batter… read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
I have a 2012 freightliner Coronado that the turn signals
I have a 2012 freightliner Coronado that the turn signals will not work when the headlights are on before I got it they had put a new pigtail for left headlight new light switch new turn signal switch… read more
FIX-IT
FIX-IT
Comercial transport technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
784 satisfied customers
Check engine protect light is coming on shutting truck down.
Check engine protect light is coming on shutting truck down … read more
Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Auto Mechanics 1&2/diesel mech
6,887 satisfied customers
I need a power supply wiring schematic for 2007 Freightliner
Good morning. I need a power supply wiring schematic for 2007 Freightliner Columbia with c13 "LEE" prefix cat engine. No modules power up. Engine, dash or abs. J1939 has 60.3ohm and good power and gro… read more
Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Auto Mechanics 1&2/diesel mech
6,887 satisfied customers
Well I have a 1999 komatsu pc 150 lc-6 and it wont start.
well I have a 1999 komatsu pc 150 lc-6 and it wont start. the ignition will turn on but it wont turn over. I have gotten it started by using a jumper from the positive on the starter to the start lug … read more
Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Auto Mechanics 1&2/diesel mech
6,887 satisfied customers
My Instrument cluster is inop. It keeps blowing a fuse every
My Instrument cluster is inop. It keeps blowing a fuse every time I keep putting a new one in. Where is the ground and what are the power and ground PIN numbers?… read more
Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Auto Mechanics 1&2/diesel mech
6,887 satisfied customers
2006 International 7500 6x6 I have a problem with this
2006 International 7500 6x6 I have a problem with this truck. The dash and things will not turn off. When the key turns off it kills the engine but it does not turn off the dash and such. There is a f… read more
Alex Olsen
Alex Olsen
auto/diesel/industrial
488 satisfied customers
2005 freightliner Columbia would take start we have 8 new
2005 freightliner Columbia would take start we have 8 new batteries,beware starter ,been ignition Cylinoid it just won't take start was clicking but not now… read more
FIX-IT
FIX-IT
Comercial transport technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
784 satisfied customers
I have a 2006 Columbia that is having multiple issues that
I have a 2006 Columbia that is having multiple issues that all started at the same time. My vin# ***** ***** the ac module loses power on and off also the tractor and trailer abs lights come on and of… read more
Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Auto Mechanics 1&2/diesel mech
6,887 satisfied customers
I have a 2003 FL80 that will not start. the trans indicator
I have a 2003 FL80 that will not start. the trans indicator will not show me codes. will not go into diag mode or let me clear them … read more
Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Auto Mechanics 1&2/diesel mech
6,887 satisfied customers
2003 freightliner Columbia yesterday cab and sleeper blower
2003 freightliner Columbia yesterday cab and sleeper blower motors working fine also high beam lights working , this morning blower motors not working and no high beam lights … read more
Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Auto Mechanics 1&2/diesel mech
6,887 satisfied customers
2003 fl tractor. Battery ok lights horn work. When turn
2003 fl tractor. Battery ok lights horn work. When turn ignition switch nothing at all. Broke down on the road… read more
Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Auto Mechanics 1&2/diesel mech
6,887 satisfied customers
Pearl, we have a 2005 freightliner columbia that was tipped
Pearl, we have a 2005 freightliner columbia that was tipped over. We switched cabs, but the new cab was wired for a Mercedes Engine and the old motor is a Detroit 14.0L My question is regarding to the… read more
Wayne
Wayne
Journeyman
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,892 satisfied customers
2006 Freightliner Columbia-Detroit- **Wont start, Cranks, no
2006 Freightliner Columbia-Detroit- **Wont start, Cranks, no volts showing on dash- Where does the voltage readout on dash get power from? Does this have a wire from battery that feeds the EMC or is f… read more
Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Auto Mechanics 1&2/diesel mech
6,887 satisfied customers
Do a 08 freightliner Columbia have a shut down or kill
Do a 08 freightliner Columbia have a shut down or kill switch where it kill all the lights on the inside of the truck and cigarette lighter.... if so how do I reactivate it???????....… read more
Jeremy
Jeremy
Certified Truck/Bus Technician
Associate Degree
2,243 satisfied customers
I have a 2007 Freight liner Columbia, Detroit 60. It started
I have a 2007 Freight liner Columbia, Detroit 60. It started having electrical problems and now it wont start. Its been going on for a while and the ECU was changed out, Problems persisted. It gives o… read more
Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Auto Mechanics 1&2/diesel mech
6,887 satisfied customers
I have a 2005 freightliner no check engine light/no start.
I have a 2005 freightliner no check engine light/no start. Checked wire from battery to cab to inside cab to computer. Have ignition hot coming to ecm. Have battery hot and grounds on ecm. Have checke… read more
Cat Man
Cat Man
Cat Engine Expert
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
4,530 satisfied customers
I have a 2005 freightliner Columbia and the tail and marker
I have a 2005 freightliner Columbia and the tail and marker lights will not come on when the headlights are turned on. tail and markers work when the light switch is in the parking light position, but… read more
Andy3221
Andy3221
truck /coach technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
222 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x