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Replaced ignition switch on 99 National, Freightliner

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Replaced ignition switch on 99 National, Freightliner chassis. Other one came apart. Only hav 7 volts at ignition now. Allison transmission touchpad lights always on?

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

Transmission selector lights.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '99 RV?

Tradewinds

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?

New switch, batteries voltage good

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3/16/2018
Randall
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Hi! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with this. I may need some additional information from you first in order to give a complete answer.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok

Check the DC voltage on both sides of the battery disconnect solenoid and see if that might be where the problem is. Did you install new 12 VDC batteries in parallel?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No I did not. Also, I only have 7 volt at ignition at any given time

What batteries did you replace and with what? Did you install new 6vDC batteries?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Batteries charged . There is no clicking when activating key switch, other than dash lights
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I did not change batteries.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Never had a problem till old ignition came apart inside

You need to get a small digital multimeter if you don't have one already so we can do some checking on the actual voltages. How old are your batteries? If they are approaching or over 3 years old they may be failing. About 80% of the electrical questions we see here are battery and cable related problems.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Will I be able to chat later?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
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I have volt meter, batteries carbon oiled tested, they tested fine for me.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Carbon pile tested I mean

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What readings are you wanting, voltage wise

F​ully charged batteries as you know should read about 12.8 VDC. Should be within a few tenths of that.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
they are

Then check the voltage on each side of the battery disconnect solenoid and see if that is the issue. If good there, then check the ground leads to the chassis. They may be preventing a good reading from corrosion.

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J​ust checking back in to see how this was going? Were you able to get resolved or do you still need some help?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank You, ***** ***** be working on this rig again tomorrow, I will let you know results.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Bad ground to chassis. Thank you *****’s RV Service LLC
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