Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-13-2024, 06:02 PM   #1
New Member
 
ALCCbus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2024
Location: Orting, WA
Posts: 1
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: 88619
Engine: After-market rebuild
2002 Thomas - Blinkers not flashing

Hey everyone! I joined in an effort to get some answers for fixing issues on our 2002 Thomas, since they usually seem easy enough to do myself!

Currently dealing with the blinkers/hazards not flashing. They turn on, but they don't flash!
Looking at the panels it seems like some things are not where they are mapped out to be either.
I also see we might have a panel inside the bus? But I also don't have a key to access it, naturally.

Any ideas?

ALCCbus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2024, 07:00 PM   #2
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 473
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Bluebird Mini-Bird 24'
Chassis: Chevy P30
Engine: Chevy 6.2L Diesel
panel locks are easy-peasy; you can usually paper-clip your way through them, or if you've got some other reason to call a locksmith, you might be able to get them to bang it out for dirt-cheap if he's already there.


As far as your blinkers go, I would put money that it is either your flasher relay, or you have a primary bulb out somewhere--generally check the left side. If neither of those is the culprit, then you've really got a tough problem, but 99% of the time blinkers not blinking will be a bulb, or less-common the flasher itself.
Albatross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2024, 08:34 PM   #3
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Toledo OH
Posts: 810
Year: 2006
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: MVP-EF
Engine: Cat C7 + Allison 3000PTS
I’ll bet it’s flasher issues too. I don’t know what your Thomas model is exactly but mine gets a lot of water in the side electrical panel underneath the drivers window. Guess where the turn signal flashers are…

I’ve replaced one of mine twice so far. I’ve replaced the other one just once.
dbsoundman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2024, 09:28 PM   #4
Bus Crazy
 
ewo1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Central Tx.
Posts: 2,027
Year: 1999
Chassis: Amtran / International
Engine: DT466E HT 250HP - Md3060
Quote:
Originally Posted by ALCCbus View Post
I also see we might have a panel inside the bus? But I also don't have a key to access it, naturally.

Any ideas?
Most of those locks are actually "wafer" locks and are super easy to pick open.
don't waste your money on a locksmith.

Many times if you have another key that fits the lock you can wiggle n jiggle and slide the key in and out quickly while applying slight turning pressure and the lock will open up.
ewo1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2024, 12:56 PM   #5
Bus Nut
 
nikitis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2023
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 966
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 29
Definitely check relays. They are what cause the blinks. Sounds like a relay is stuck in the ON position.
nikitis is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2024, 12:57 PM   #6
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Toledo OH
Posts: 810
Year: 2006
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: MVP-EF
Engine: Cat C7 + Allison 3000PTS
Quote:
Originally Posted by nikitis View Post
Definitely check relays. They are what cause the blinks. Sounds like a relay is stuck in the ON position.
I have replaced my hazard flasher twice now. The first one was stuck on because it filled up with water and rusted apart, the second one just stopped working and was stuck on for no reason, and it was only like a year old. They’re all Novita flashers.
dbsoundman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2024, 04:50 PM   #7
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Georgetown, TX
Posts: 54
Year: 2000
Coachwork: Thomas Built
Chassis: Safe-T-Liner
Engine: Cummins 24V
Is this an MVP? There most likley are two flasher units, one for the turn signal lever and one for the hazzard lights. Start by pulling the hazzard light switch to make sure the turn signal lights all work. Also check the fuse to the turn signal circuits. This should be identified on teh fuse blcok or inside the door. if all that is good, then pull the flasher unit, is is normally in the lower left of the electrical cabinet, has two spades on it, looks about teh same size as a relay. This replacement would potentially work with incandecents as long as the total circuit does not excede 10 amps.

https://amzn.to/3K9oTG4
Gareth Ellis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.