Originally Posted by signet63
I need to do more testing on the solenoid to figure out if it is truly not engaged when the key is off. I did take some volt meter readings, but I did not have chassis batteries connected at the time. I realized my error and need to redo the volt meter testing. I did get a different solenoid. The one that came out is this on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013U62E6I...v_ov_lig_dp_it
and the one I put in is https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Both are 200A Continuous Solenoid's.
Now my question is should the solenoid be engaged when I press the mom switch or when the ignition is on? or Ignition on and I press the mom switch?
From the info in the links to the solenoids, both are NO, Normally Open solenoids, so it looks like your new one should work.
I believe the solenoid should engage when MOM switch is pressed even if the ignition sw is not on. Testing with a meter would prove this out. Operating this way would allow the generator to be started from the chassis battery if the house batteries were depleted.
I don't know if just having the ignition sw on will engage the solenoid, the engine may need to be running.
On my 2006 Journey, which looks to wired about the same as yours, there is no 12V at the plus terminal until the MOM is pressed or the engine is running. I don't remember if the 12V is there with just the ignition sw on. That should make it pretty easy to use a meter to check for 12V.
In the wiring diagram that cberiel gave that would be the wire labled "DDE" on the solenoid. The wire labeled MG goes directly to ground.
The solenoids are on the 2nd diagram, and the Bi Directional Relay Delay module is on the 4th diagram. I think the module is inside the rig, behind the paneling in front of the passenger seat. I hope the module is not bad. I looks like fun trying to figure out how to access the module.