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Old 05-19-2016, 12:13 PM   #1
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We have a 2008 Itasca Meridian 39Z. The passenger side headlight is out. I have checked the bulb, it's fine. I have replaced the bulb socket, still no luck. anybody have any suggestions. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:43 PM   #2
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This is an interesting one. Will be interested in responses from of the electrical ones among us. I assume by now you rechecked or replaced the bulb. Next I would go to ground. Then connections. Good luck.
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This is an interesting one. Will be interested in responses from of the electrical ones among us. I assume by now you rechecked or replaced the bulb. Next I would go to ground. Then connections. Good luck.
I would second the idea of checking the ground. On our 2005 Voyage the headlights are grounded where the horn is attached to the frame. How did I find that out? By having both headlights go out while driving 60 mph on the interstate at night. Once I got safely stopped and off to the side of the interstate, I just started following wires and discovered that the bolt holding the horn to the frame was loose, and the headlights ground wire was attached there. Tightening the bolt brought the headlights back on, and we continued on.
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Fuses? With the higher wattage headlights you'll find each light has a individual fuse. Could also be a relay. Can't say where to look. Not sure if the circuit is chassis or house builder supplied.
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I would second the idea of checking the ground. On our 2005 Voyage the headlights are grounded where the horn is attached to the frame. How did I find that out? By having both headlights go out while driving 60 mph on the interstate at night. Once I got safely stopped and off to the side of the interstate, I just started following wires and discovered that the bolt holding the horn to the frame was loose, and the headlights ground wire was attached there. Tightening the bolt brought the headlights back on, and we continued on.
Nice job of troubleshooting. How long did it take your heart to recover.
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I have since found out that the driver side works the way it's supposed to. We have the small dia. headlights, one for the high beams and one for the low beams. On the passenger side the low beam is out, when i put on the high beams the low beam light comes on, but the high beam is off.

How do you know which wire is the ground wire?
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Another mystery solved. Advance to the next level. Usually but not always the black.
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moldmkr, here is the link to the Auto Lamps Wiring Diagram for your coach. Looks like the ground is on the Freightliner side.
http://www.winnebagoind.com/diagram/...ire_162286.pdf
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Thanks for the diagram Grant. That helps a lot. Forgot all about going to the Winnebago website and find the wiring diagram.
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UPDATE: After looking at the wiring diagram I see that all the lights are tied together. Checked and found the high beam bulb was burned out. Replaced it and VOILA ( that's french for "there") the lights are working. I did find when I replaced the light bulb socket, got the wires backwards. Now, the lights are backwards, when low beam is on, the high beam bulb is on. Going to switch the wires and I should be good to go. Thanks for all your input.
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