Originally Posted by Ackatak
Ackatak here with a problem with the 12-volt interior lights only that are out, on a 1984 Excella 31í rear twin beds. Seems that a short has occurred. I am in Mexico Beach, Florida on a cross-country trip, which started in Naples, Florida 3 days ago. The interior lights have gone out completely. Iíve looked at all the fuses behind the panel in the front of our trailer and all look good except behind the base of the 50 amp fuse (#19 contacts) was a small screw installed by someone apparently to secure the long fuse block, this screw melted a small hole in part of that fuse block but seems not to have effected the integrity of the block. I removed the screw and tested the 50-amp fuse and it was good. The problem started when I flipped the auto-step and flood lite switches at the door, at that second all interior lights went out.
Any Ideas what the problem is?, Help and send to DerbyTracR@aol.com
I'm at the Rustic Sands RV Park
Your fuse panel is famous for failures.
When you find which circuit is not functioning because the fuse clips are loose, simpley remove those two wires and install a "in line fuse holder" between them. Or between the main buss and the wire for that circuit.
Problem solced. Cost, about 2 bucks, plus my coffee.
Do not remove the fuse panel, or tinker with it, other than the above.