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Old 08-30-2010, 05:29 PM   #1
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Exclamation Bedroom Lights Don't Turn On/Turn Off and turn back on after a couple minutes.

I have an 2004 Airstream Safari parked at my cottage. Recently the bedroom lights and two other lights that are on the same circuit began turning off for a short period of time (1-3 Minutes) and then turning back on. They also fail to turn on after power has been cut off to the DC power converter. They also turn back on after a short period of time. Could there be some kind of overheating that's causing this problem?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 08-30-2010, 06:33 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to the forum!

Am I reading your post correctly that the lights behave the same whether the power converter is plugged in or not? (flash off and on every few minutes)?
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The lights flash off and on every few minutes when the converter is plugged in. They do not turn on at all when the converter is not plugged in and the battery disconnect is set to store.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:13 PM   #4
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check the battery condition.
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If the batteries are set to store could this fix the problem?
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i don't lnow that answer. it seems the battery is not providing power. a bad battery can overload the converter which may be tripping a self-resetting 12v breaker.
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Could that cause only one of the circuits to trip. (Only one circuit is having this problem)
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probably not.

do the other circuits run only on the battery?

so, the battery is ok?
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I've had the back lights in my trailer flicker on/off and sometimes not come on. First I thought it was loose/bad wiring. Finally found that the fuse holder wasn't making good contact on the fuse and not make good contact with the sides of the holder. Seems to me that if you have a battery or 12 volt convertor issue then ALL light/circuits on the 12Volt system would be acting up including your fridge electronics. Though my trailer is much older the road vibration can jar things loose.
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I've had the back lights in my trailer flicker on/off and sometimes not come on. First I thought it was loose/bad wiring. Finally found that the fuse holder wasn't making good contact on the fuse and not make good contact with the sides of the holder. Seems to me that if you have a battery or 12 volt convertor issue then ALL light/circuits on the 12Volt system would be acting up including your fridge electronics. Though my trailer is much older the road vibration can jar things loose.
Hopefully that's what the problem is. I'll be heading up this weekend and I'll take a closer look at that fuse.
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