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Old 10-11-2018, 02:28 PM   #1
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Question Fog lights wonít turn off in 2015 Axis 24.1

We were camping on the gulf coast this week and ended up evacuating because of Michael. After a rather long 8 plus hour trip home, stowing gear and cleaning up, I noticed the fog lights were still on. Nothing happens when I use the toggle switch on the dash. Couldnít find any help in Edís wonderful manual. Does anyone know or have any suggestions how to fix this issue. The LED lights around headlights no longer come on either. Any help appreciated. Thanks, Leila
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:42 PM   #2
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The fog light switch on my Vegas is next to the generator and dome switches. Are you sure you turned that one off?

If you can't get them turned off, a temporary fix would be to pull the wires at the bulbs. There is a little catch to release the bulb on two sides.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:17 PM   #3
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I have already disconnected the lights but would like to figure out what happened. Do the toggle switches go bad? Or is there a fuse just for the fog lights?

Thanks for your reply! Leila
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:46 PM   #4
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Any switch can go bad. More likely, a loose wire is crossed and bypassing the switch. Can you feel those wires back there? I would check the wires where they go to the switch.

Even if there is a fuse for the fog lights, a bad fuse would give you no lights, not constantly on lights.

Suggest you contact Thor and ask for a schematic of the wiring. Ask for one of the plumbing, too, while you are at it.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:35 AM   #5
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I am not familiar with your coach at all but usually fog lights are operated via a relay which in turn is probably operated by the dash switch. So it is possible that the fog light relay has failed closed.....or the switch has shorted to operate the fod light relay. Find the relay and pull it to see if your lights turn off and then use a multimeter to test the relay and switch +12V at the relay coil socket terminals. Of course I am assuming your coach uses a relay......hope that helps.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:39 AM   #6
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All the wires behind the switch appear to be in good shape. Thanks for advice to contact Thor. Will do that tomorrow. Again thanks
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:43 AM   #7
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Javelin,
Don’t know what a relay is - all this is a bit beyond my pool of knowledge. I will contact Thor tomorrow. Thanks for your suggestions. Leila
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:55 AM   #8
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Hi, well a relay is basically an electro mechanical device that can power high current loads (like fog lights) under the control of a low current circuit ( operated by your dash switch). Relays come in all shapes and sizes and voltage/current ratings.






I am going to "guess" that Thor would have provided the relay if you have one for your fog lights......they should be able to tell you if they did and where it should be located. Sometimes finding the devices in our coaches is the worst part of it all.
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