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my car won't charge but the charging brightness isn't pending on and i put it on a computer and got no codes..is there and relays or anything that could make it do this? or if the battery is totally shot could it be that?

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Posted: 09/08/19 12:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jennifer:
What are you trying to say?
Car won't charge? Are you talking a toad will not charge from MH? Are you talking a car just will not charge? What do you mean about "charging brightness"?


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  • Describe the car
  • Brand of /battery
  • Lifespan of battery
  • Are any warning lights lit on the dashboard
  • When cranking the engine all warning lights on the dash should light up. Do they?
  • How many miles does the car have on the odometer


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RV fixit guy found one bad battery. Will replace all four. Batteries were replaced in May of 2018. Interstate will warranty all four and replace them at no cost.
FIxit guy also says there is a bad breaker in the inverter. Choices are to send it to Xantrax for repair or just replace it. Opted to replace it. He says the fridge problems are caused by that.

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Insist on a USA Made breaker. I threw out my inventory of chinese pretend breakers.

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Clarification: Replace the entire inverter; not just the breaker.

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Got the coach back yesterday. Replaced all four batteries; replaced the Xantrax Freedom 458 inverter. Fixit guy says that will correct the charging problem and also the refrogerator problem about which I posted in another thread.
I am checking to make sure everything works as it's supposed to.

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Batteries are charging as they should.
Thanks for all the replies and suggestions.

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Catching up on the story here---
1. So Interstate agreed that one bad battery would spoil the others, or ? They agreed the bank should have all four the same age/condition, so you should not just get one new one? (That would be the general notion among members here too)

2. What did you replace the broken Xantrex 458 with?

3. Your fixit guy actually has a clue, which is nice to see. Been some posts on here about how some fixit guys don't have a clue. [emoticon]


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