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Old 04-01-2002, 09:07 PM   #1
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Question Blinking Galley Lights

My galley lights (under the overhead storage bins) have a problem. The set in the center (kitchen and dinette) of the coach blink and go off when on the HIGH setting. They operate fine on the LOW setting. The blinking begins a minute or two after turning them on.

The front set of galley lights (over the sofa and chairs) don't have this problem.

Any suggestions? My only thought was to replace all the bulbs and check the sockets for some kind of debris or short.
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Old 04-01-2002, 09:17 PM   #2
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try changing the fuse. Press fuse holder clamps together, before inserting the new fuse.
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Old 04-02-2002, 09:09 PM   #3
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Are you talking about the 12v distribution panel? I see the Chevy fuse box up front and I know where the breakers are. The only thing left would be the 12v distribution panel under the stove in my 345.
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yes, the fuse inside the 12 V distribution panel.
you should be able to identify the fuse by temperature. Only turn the lights in question on high, wait a few minutes and feel them. If you have a wiring diagram, you will know which one it is. Should be a SFE 20 amp fuse.
The chevy fuse box has nothing to do with the coaches 12V electrical system.
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Old 04-03-2002, 08:37 AM   #5
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My fuses are located under the bed in the rear.
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Fred,

I think I may have stumbled on the problem with your overhead lights. I pulled my plastic lenses today to fix a bad connection and saw that one of the bulbs was burned out. I pulled it and headed to the parts store. After checking for 20 minutes I realized that the bulb I need looks like an 1156 single filament. But when I compare the two the filament is wider than the one in my hand. Then I remembered that when we had the AS trailer the service manager told me the bulbs are a low wattage type and are not available at the auto parts store. The only marking on the bulb is a W with 93 under it. If you are running 1156 series bulbs you may be drawing to many AMPS. I did find a bulb R10W that seems to throw out the same light but the bulb glass is smaller than the original.
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Blinking lights

My previous trailer (and all like it) had lights that blinked off when hot. It was apparently a thermal problem in that when the socket expanded with heat, the base of the bulb was lifted off the grommet in the center of the socket. No one ever did find a good fix and a lot of owners swapped out the lamp fixtures for a different type.

If you do happen to have hotter, higher wattage bulbs than original, this could certainly be your problem.
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I was kicking around replacing them with flourescent fixtures if I could find the right size replacement. Right now, the low or high run 12 bulbs total (4 units of 3 bulbs each). Drawing less DC power and creating less heat in the coach would be a plus.

I'll check the bulbs. My notes are in the unit which is not at my house . I used the bulb #'s recomended on the fixture and not the #'s in my 345 manual.
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