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Unhappy Stardream 2008 - F1 to F6 Blown

Hi Guys,

I'm new to ownership and have an issue with the 12v internals on my Autocruise Stardream 2008.

The main control panel is showing F1, F2, F3, F4, F5 & F6 BLOWN.

I assume this is not actually a fuse issue but have changed all fuses anyway, and reset the system, but its still showing the same errors and not giving any 12v power inside apart to the Electric foot step & 1 cabin light above the entrance door. (None of the other interior lights work, hob ignite, 12v sockets etc.)

Im not sure of the exact issue or what it could be,

Has anyone had any issues like this? I have tried good old google but cant find anything on this.

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- Fuse Panel (Fuse panel shows the old fuses which have been replaced and all fresh fuses are now in place)
- Management screen Error

I Hope someone may know or could guide me here.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 27-04-2020, 21:26
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Not a problem that I have encountered, but one thing we found in the manual for our Sargent system, is to take it out of the panel and disconnect all the leads (on ours that is two plugs to remove from the back), leave for 1 minute then reconnect (all with all power supply connections turned off such as EHU and solar panels).

That allows the system to reset itself and on ours cured a problem that we had encountered but could not remedy with a constant "beeping" and no power to the 12v circuits. It sorted our system and such a thing MIGHT sort yours out.

BBUT, as I said, yours is not a fault that I have encountered, or a system that I am familiar with.

It may give you a new suggestion though....

I suspect that the supply to the step plus that one light comes from a different source direct from the vehicle battery or possibly the leisure battery but with a relay involved and separate fuses.

Do let us know what you do and what effect it has, particularly when you find the answer 😀

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That allows the system to reset itself and on ours cured a problem that we had encountered but could not remedy with a constant "beeping" and no power to the 12v circuits. It sorted our system and such a thing MIGHT sort yours out.

It may give you a new suggestion though....

I suspect that the supply to the step plus that one light comes from a different source direct from the vehicle battery or possibly the leisure battery but with a relay involved and separate fuses.
Thanks for the quick reply!

I also have this beeping from the system, maybe 6/7 beeps repeated every maybe 5 mins. I'll give your suggestion a go.

In regards to the step and light. This may be connected to one of the fuses in #7-12 on that fuse board. It's like 1-6 segment is totally gone.
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Do let us know, good luck !

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Welcome to the forum Paul - I hope the hightech solution works for you!

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If you have a multimeter check the feed side of the fuse block 1 to 6.
It would appear the system monitors the output side of the fuses, therefore it seems logical that there is no 12 volt feed to what should be the live side of the fuses.

The fact that you still have step and one light suggests that the system thinks the engine is running.

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Thought re Johns advice.. is it possible the relay that disables the habitation 12v system has failed in the 'off' position
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Thought re Johns advice.. is it possible the relay that disables the habitation 12v system has failed in the 'off' position
Could you help me find this relay to test? I'm not sure where to look.

Today I have replaced the battery and reset the control panel and still have the same issue.

The fuse box looks good as far as I can see.
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Also upon taking out the control panel I noticed a loose green wire. Is this normal?20200502_141509_1588428058972.jpg
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On my Swift, so totally different to yours, that relay and fuse and the relay that autoretracts the step as soon as the engine starts is located in a black box situated above and behind the engine, tucked right up behind the air filter under the scuttle.

It is not shown on ANY diagram and I only found it when our step failed to retract when the engine started.... . I posted that query on here, exactly as you have done and was given that advice - I then subscribed as MHF has demonstrated within 30 minutes that help was immediately available - much cheaper and quicker than driving back to the dealer (a 100+ mile drive).

I hope that gives you a clue where to find it, others have reported the black box as being near the step but that is only from my memory and I do not know to what makes and models that applies.

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