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Thread: Intermittent problem with Bruno Out-Rider. Any suggestions?

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    Yeah I know what you mean. There's only one DME dealer around here with a full shop. Their customer service sucks. They act like their doing you a favor and they'll get to it at their convenience. I have a chair at their shop now, been waiting a week for a set of batteries luckily I have a spare chair. I hate dealing with them but their the only game in town.

  2. #12
    Just my two cents I would go to a regular mechanic one who has a working knowledge of basic auto electrical problems. Sometime it takes a little coaxing but I have been very successful at getting guys to work on my lifts etc It sounds like a bad ground or bad connection somewhere Good mechanics have electric testers etc . to pin point the problem. In my experience "regular mechanics" are much more efficient and diagnose and solve lift problems at a fraction of the cost as any DME type dealer!

  3. #13
    Agreed that anyone familiar with 12 volt systems should be able to make the repair. It would be a big help to have a wiring diagram. Sometimes that can be found online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete4sake View Post
    Just my two cents I would go to a regular mechanic one who has a working knowledge of basic auto electrical problems. Sometime it takes a little coaxing but I have been very successful at getting guys to work on my lifts etc It sounds like a bad ground or bad connection somewhere Good mechanics have electric testers etc . to pin point the problem. In my experience "regular mechanics" are much more efficient and diagnose and solve lift problems at a fraction of the cost as any DME type dealer!
    I agree. A competent mechanic has more experience, knowledge, and test equipment of 12v basics. DME techs are hourly paid verses mechanic paid by the job = more motivated.

    My Bruno Joey is in rear of van with both -/+ wires running full length of van to connect directly to batt. Also a redundant ground added. Wire gauge 10, should be bigger, like small cable wire.
    Volt drop with my long wires might be excessive (haven't tested). I can hear the difference in sound of lift with engine running or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete4sake View Post
    Just my two cents I would go to a regular mechanic one who has a working knowledge of basic auto electrical problems. Sometime it takes a little coaxing but I have been very successful at getting guys to work on my lifts etc It sounds like a bad ground or bad connection somewhere Good mechanics have electric testers etc . to pin point the problem. In my experience "regular mechanics" are much more efficient and diagnose and solve lift problems at a fraction of the cost as any DME type dealer!
    Agree. It sounds like a loose/poor connection somewhere. This does not require a DME type stealer.
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    Did you get the problem solved? It is generaly a frayed wire as stranded wire is used and maybe only one strand is having to carry the whole load. Good luck!
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