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Old 12-29-2015, 06:16 PM   #1
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All of a sudden my ceiling lights don't work ! On my 12 V wiring diagram I do not find a fuse marked "ceiling lights" only LNG lights. I have checked those fuses and they are OK and all other lights in the trailer are working. My fuse block contains more fuses than are listed on the diagram.
I wonder if the ceiling lights are controlled from one of the identified fuses?
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:24 PM   #2
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Is it all of the ceiling lights or just one bank? Check the dimmer slide to be sure it is all the way up.

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Old 12-29-2015, 09:25 PM   #3
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If it is all of the lights on that switch, I would suspect the switch or dimmer. If it were me, I would be pulling the plate off and jumping around the switch to verify, but if you are not familiar with electrical stuff ...
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Old 12-30-2015, 03:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for your posts. I did a little more troubleshooting and believe it is the switch.
The awning light and ceiling lights are on the same switch and the awning light works so it must
The ceiling side of the switch.
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Thanks for your posts. I did a little more troubleshooting and believe it is the switch.
The awning light and ceiling lights are on the same switch and the awning light works so it must
The ceiling side of the switch.
Unless your 2016 is a lot different than my 2016 FC, the awning and ceiling lights are on separate switches (each with an associated dimmer) mounted in the same panel.
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:19 PM   #6
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Yes, I stated it wrong , the panel has 2 switches .
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:46 PM   #7
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Let the dealer repair it under warrantee. We pay enough so they can fix it.. lol.

But I understand if you are a long ways from a dealer that the cost of getting it there and back can be enough to want to fix it yourself. My dealer is 400 miles round trip.
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The dimmer electronics are toasted most likely. I lost (and replaced myself not too tough) both the LR and BR switch/dimmers in our 27fb this past summer as a result of a lightning strike near our pole barn. I actually lost several electronic control boards and related items, but that's another story.

If you get by a dealer, ask that they please replace both switches/dimmers in that location (if your awning lights are dimmers as well). Could have been a defective dimmer, but also could have been a loose ground, a surge, a low voltage, etc, etc. If there is another dimmer next to the defective one, I'd bet it will fail soon.

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Old 12-31-2015, 12:53 PM   #9
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My 2016 25FC had similar issue but with the outside awning strip light. It turned out to be a faulty dimmer switch.
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If you have access to a volt meter you can check the voltage across the fuses and maybe the switch and make sure you have 12V on both sides. I'm not sure what the switch looks like when you pull it to be able to check it
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The dimmer electronics are toasted most likely. I lost (and replaced myself not too tough) both the LR and BR switch/dimmers in our 27fb this past summer as a result of a lightning strike near our pole barn. I actually lost several electronic control boards and related items, but that's another story.

If you get by a dealer, ask that they please replace both switches/dimmers in that location (if your awning lights are dimmers as well). Could have been a defective dimmer, but also could have been a loose ground, a surge, a low voltage, etc, etc. If there is another dimmer next to the defective one, I'd bet it will fail soon.

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I can commiserate, ShinyPete. Had the same "another" story happen to me. The lightening was from the same storm system that blew the Cowboy's practice tent away back in '09. It was bad and sad for me but not as much as it was and apparently still is for the Cowboys.
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If you have access to a volt meter you can check the voltage across the fuses and maybe the switch and make sure you have 12V on both sides. I'm not sure what the switch looks like when you pull it to be able to check it
Most of the fuse panels in the newer trailers have LEDs next to the fuses that light when the fuse blows.
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Most of the fuse panels in the newer trailers have LEDs next to the fuses that light when the fuse blows.
Good to know, that makes things easier. Thanks Terry
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All of a sudden my ceiling lights don't work ! On my 12 V wiring diagram I do not find a fuse marked "ceiling lights" only LNG lights. I have checked those fuses and they are OK and all other lights in the trailer are working. My fuse block contains more fuses than are listed on the diagram.
I wonder if the ceiling lights are controlled from one of the identified fuses?
Thanks

I just took the switch off the wall and found a 10 amp inline fuse. Replaced the fuse and things are all good!
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