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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-05-2020, 17:51
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Unless I'm missing the point I don't know what the chassis is...I assume a Ducato...in my last older Ducato but probably the same model...the relays were in the engine compartment as per the Penguin
Simple relay test on You Tube:-

PS. To run the video click the text in the top left corner of the video....the 'Arrow' often won't work on some forum settings.


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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-05-2020, 19:28
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Looking at the picture, it doesn't look like your green wire was ever connected.
Unfortunately I have no actual knowledge of your system but I doubt that the problem you have is within the display, does your system have a separate control unit probably in the unit housing the fuses, or maybe where your on board charger is located.

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Hi Guys,

I appreciate all your help. So the fuse box was emptied and the relays were tested, all came back ok.

After a few hours on the board, we found a working relay which was not getting any ground signal.

When removed and the 2 points connected with a switched wire, the 12v system came back on (although did say F2 blown on panel but could be to do with this removal of relay).

So after 3 hours got as far as I could. There is a red/white wire going into the relay which is not sending a ground signal.

Im unsure if its the board or if there is something else that could be faulty which is supposed to send this signal ?

Im not sure if anyone will understand my waffle above, but thought id put an update of what im up to.

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Hi Paul,
Iíve been keeping an eye on your thread with a certain amount of interest, as Iíve had my distribution board out on a number of occasions (Ducato 244 Hobby) albeit not for the reasons you are faced with, but thatís another story. When you entered your first post my original thought was that you had suffered a dead short to one of the main cables feeding your distribution panel, either from the leisure battery(+) or the vehicle battery(+) as at that time I could see no other reason why all those fuses would blow together at the same time.

However, Iím no expert on these things, and up until now Iíve been interested in reading the following threads which Iím sure youíve found helpful. Looking at your last photograph of your PCB Distribution panel, and I appreciate that it has been removed from its normal positioning, I couldnít help thinking that it did appear to be a bit of a ďspaghetti junctionĒ of components and just maybe the ideal environment for an electrical short to occur?

I apologise if Iíve missed a point raised by other contributors to your thread, but have you considered the possibilities Iím mentioning here, and of course any fault could always be somewhere away from the PCBís in the cables leading to them.

Posted in the hope my thoughts may be of some use !!!

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Just an update on this post.

I sent the van into a specialist to get looked over towards the end of may.

They ended up sending the board off to Apuljack Engineering who repair control boards.

Unfortunately due to an issue with a replacement part in China and Covid it took almost 2 months! But I finally got her back this week.

It ended up being a faulty processor on the circuit board. After picking her up she was doing all kinds of things she didn't do before!

The dealer who sold me the van prior to the issue paid me directly to get the repairs done, and due to Covid I wasn't really missing too much time in her anyway so all ended up well. Im just glad to now get her back and hopefully start using her (our first time owning and using a MH!).
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Glad it all worked out for you Paul. Thanks for coming back with the update.

Time to get out and enjoy it now!

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