(Topic ID: 190178)

Gottlieb Road Race won't illuminate playfield

By steviechs

7 years ago



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#1 7 years ago

Gtb Road Race manually started by hitting the S relay cycles the score motor, resets both banks, ball count, all score wheels and pulls the Hold relay. Per the startup sequence on pinrepair the Hold relay is what's supposed to illuminate the playfield if it's the first game. However I get no lights or power to the flippers. The score motor continues to run like something isn't reset but there is only a ball count stepper and the 4 score wheels which all look correct.

Playfield Jones plugs were wire brushed before plugging in. Any suggestions? thanks in advance

#2 7 years ago

I just had an issue with a Gottlieb Royal Flush that had no playfield lights (no GI nor controlled) and found the issue to be my Playfield fuse holder just wasn't making a good contact. It looked fine but when I removed the fuse and jumped it with a new fuse holder with test clips, all the lights worked. Also found the lightbox fuse & holder were too hot to the touch however that fuse did not blow. Replaced both fuse holders and I was good to go. Not sure about your flippers though.

#3 7 years ago

playfield fuse & holder looks ok, but I'll give that a shot. Someone wrote just below the fuse holder 1amp slo-blow. I don't have a schematic yet but my gut says that might be incorrect

#4 7 years ago

Mine looked ok as well. Don't let your eyes deceive you on any pinball machine issue/repair. Sometimes its best to verify the obvious. Look on the schematic but the fuse is most likely a 10 amp FB

#5 7 years ago

Turns out a solid cleaning of the jones plugs, cleaning the Hold contacts, & replacing all the fuses got the GI lights working.

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