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Old 09-13-2012, 07:34 AM   #1
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Ceiling lights not working-wires cut- where do they go?

The outlet cord was cut during renovation and since then our ceiling lights have not worked. We were pulling out the wires to reconnect and noticed there were a few other wires that were not connected.

Can anyone direct me on which one of these wires should be connected and if that will help the ceiling lights function? Are any of these supposed to be connected together?

Picture attached- There is a red and black connected to a purple wire , orange connected to red, black connected to blue and two white wires.

The location of the outlet and wires in the in the rear bath end cap.
I have the manual but cannot make sense of the wiring diagram.

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Appreciate the help!
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:32 AM   #2
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The outlet is 120V AC, and the ceiling lights are all 12V DC, on different circuits with different guage wire. The 120V wires are bigger and stiffer, like in your house, and the 12V wires smaller and less stiff, like in your car. That should help you sort those out. Look again at your wiring diagram and see if any of the 12V wires (if there are any) match any of the colors in the diagram. Then use a 12V test-light to see if the one that is supposed to be hot is in fact hot. Go from there...

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My trailer is a 1976 31' center bath. The 12 volt wires mostly originate from two locations, the 7-way tow vehicle driving light connection, and the 12 volt fuse panel connected to the converter/charger. There are exceptions . . . such as the furnace thermostat wires.

If those wires are OEM installed, they should be easy to map with the wiring diagram using a power supply, a test light, and a multi-meter.
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