And then....we tear stuff apart.
This is where I stand this morn'n....a tore up motorhome. No progress on find'n why I have no turn signals, hazards of a freak'n horn. Under that dash is where I replaced the ignition switch when I returned from Georgia last Dec. You all know bout THAT trip. It were a "bad" 'un.
So let's talk bout that ignition switch for a minute. It's NOT the same part number as the one I removed. Ain't the same color neither. But it's exactly the same.....everthing works except for the above mentioned. Now, for those two reasons....alone, part # an' color, I opened up that switch.....just take a look see ya know. Make sure the contacts are the same. They was. Put back together an' installed. Cranked up the motor an' called it a done job.....tested nuttin else. Let's keep this switch in mind for a bit.
"Sally da house" has bout a hunnert fuses. Two fuse boxes for the chassis an' one fuse center for the coach. All fuses test fine....no blowed fuses. I Googled for hours....no help found. I checked for loose wires....there are none. I checked all wire connecters....they all fully inserted an' tight.
Oh, did I mention....the freak'n horn don't work neither?
Bout the horn. It has absolutely nuttin to do with the turn signals. It operates by a horn button (DUH!! beep beep) an' a single ground wire that goes to the horn relay. Google....where the hell is the horn relay? Horn fuse tests just fine....full voltage. "Shoot Billy Bob, just trace out the little black wire".
So what did the old "fix it guy" do between the time all that stuff worked an' the time it don't work. I changed the ignition switch. That's it, I didn't do nuttin else. So, today, I will remove the ignition switch an' do some test'n on it. Somewhere's I have lost voltage for the turn signal an' hazard lights. That voltage has to go through the ignition switch.....turn signals only work when you turn the key on ya know. But wait, hazards do work with the key off. Grrrrrrrr...........didn't think of that earlier.
Now, voltage testing was done at the wires com'n out the ignition switch. They all good, battery voltage on all wires in the run position. Except for that yeller one. It has a lower voltage than expected. But let's wait a minute. I did not check voltage in the start position.....that yeller wire may feed the starting circuit. Grrrrrr....so many things come to my poor old frazzled mind.
Now, bout Robert. He's such a good boy. He could come here next week to help his old daddy out an' help with the drive to Georgia, but I declined his help on the electrical stuff. He would only be moral support....he knows very little bout automotive electrical systems. We talked yesterday. He assures me that any time he is needed, he will be here. But, before that, I got me some turn signals to fix.
Any good news today will be updated as they occur.
YEEEEE HAAA's,,,,yer daddy, he knows some smith bout fix'n stuff.
We got turn signals. We got hazard light thingys a blink'n. We got us a loud arse horn ya can hear all the ways down the block.
See, I tole ya, yer daddy ain't as stupit as you thought. An' I don't even drink whiskey....dang!!!
Ok, I'm gonna take me up some breath'n meds, sit back with a steam'n hot cup, light up a couple smokes an' celebrate. Damn I feel good.