Last post by Bob Clouse -
Dan, I totally agree with what your saying and what your coach does,it make sense to me. However, mine must be getting power to the #196 wire from somewhere when it shouldn't. The only logical place is from one of the 3 wires with the diodes #170, 11 & 34 I do know that someone has replaced one of the diodes with 2 smaller one's and I making an assumption that they couldn't get their hands on the right size at the time. I have just received my order of these diode so I'm going to replace the 2 smaller ones with the proper sized one. I originally checked them and they were fine but something is getting power that shouldn't.
On my coach three lights will activate an announcement; headlights, flood lights, and fog lights. If any or all are on when the ignition is turned off a separate announcement is made for each that is on. That makes logical sense to me as it is telling me that I have lights on with the ignition off helping to avoid running down the batteries. I receive none of these announcements when the ignition is on which again makes sense to me since the engine would normally be running and the batteries wouldn't be an issue. I don't really see a benefit of having an announcement when the ICC is activated since it is a momentary "on" switch and there is little to no danger of activating the switch and forgetting that you are holding it on for any extended period. What am I missing?
Last post by Colin Clark -
I just had a similar event happen a couple of nights ago where my galley and living room ceiling lights went on and won't turn off. I emailed Brian from Brian's RV you tube channel and he called me. It seems as though the box in the bedroom closet is going bad so he is going to send me a new one. I asked if you have to program it and he said that the dip switches are what "programs" those boxes but I do know for a fact that you need to program the switch panels because I've had to replace them. You for sure need some sort of cable for this an it seemed like you need the source code or mappings from Country Coach but that is just my impression.
I do know that there are the switches on the front of the box where these units sit that will manually power the overhead lights by bypassing the intellitec units.
I'm not sure if this answers any of your questions though, lol.
Interesting, after going back out to the coach yesterday, the voice prompt works properly now, (as I see it anyway). the way mine seems to be setup with wires #170, 34 & 11 connecting to the light switch with diodes in each wire end and wire #196 is connected to the terminal you mentioned. When the ICC switch is activated #170 feeds power to light switch terminal just to the left of where #196 is connected so if power is applied to either #170, 34 or 11 the power gets to wire #196. This happens with ignition on or off, which is okay with me.
My coach announces "Headlights On". Looking at the schematics and "announcement" info (dated 9/94) it appears it is only set up to make the headlight announcement when the ignition is turned off. Also I don't see anywhere that the ICC should result in an announcement and mine doesn't with the ignition on or off. On my coach with the ignition off if I pull out the headlight switch I get an announcement. When I turn on the ignition and pull out the headlight switch, no announcement. It is wire 196 that sends the signal. On my switch, wire 196 is connected to the right connector of the 2 connectors in the middle (looking at the picture of the switch I attached earlier). It certainly is possible there were changes made between the manufacture of our coaches since yours appears to have been completed 118 coaches after mine. Let me know if I can be any further help (or hinderance).
I removed the connector bar and that worked, hurrah! However I now have another issue. The voice prompt "Headlights are on" does not announce when I turn the headlights on or actuate the ICC switch as it did before. I'm guessing I have a blown fuss somewhere. I've checked all the fusses in the FRB and all are good so now I need to dig deeper. Any thoughts?