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Old 09-17-2010, 06:39 AM   #15
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Ahh..I figured one was over the door but had no idea one switch controlled kitchen light. All my fuses are good so something's going on with that circuit. Thanks!
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Old 09-17-2010, 06:57 AM   #16
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RaleighAir is your A/S rear bath or center bath? There are different things are on that circuit depending on bath location. Do other items in that circuit work? If they all work check the step light for 12 VDC+ and a good ground. If nothing else works start by checking the first item in the circuit for 12VDC + . If the light or appliance works obviously you have 12VDC+ and a path to ground. If it doesn't work run a wire straight to a ground path yourself and use a multimeter to check for 12VDC + at each location. If you have 12VDC+ then you have no ground and if you have no 12VDC+ then the wire is broken between that point and the fuse. Travel down the line until you can the find the break.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:03 AM   #17
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Mine is rear bath. I'll run through all as suggested. Thanks!
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:33 AM   #18
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RaleighAir o.k. first in the circuit is the range fan above the stove, next is the 12VDC outlet roadside for the television next to A/C thermostat, then step light and tied to it is the galley(kitchen) light switch, then the front overhead light of the roof vent(light only not the fan),flood(scare) light and lastly the two reading lights mounted under the front end cap(roof locker light).
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:39 AM   #19
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My over the door outside light also does not work. I took off the cover and found a bulb in socket with taped wires. It just "lays" there, not attached to the cover or roof by a bracket or whatnot. Is that how it is supposed to be? I am going to replace the socket and bulb, and was wondering if polarity matters on the socket, and how any of you have secured the socket. MPJ
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moparjohn the center terminal of the socket is the positive side of the circuit and the housing is the negative side or ground.
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:32 PM   #21
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The housing? you mean the bulb socket? or the cover? On my trailer there is nothing else under the cover, just the lense, a bulb in a socket, wrapped in tape, wires running into the AS body. MPJ

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John yes I meant the socket. It sounds like the original one failed and the PO did a botched up repair by not attaching the socket to the trailer. If you are going to replace it why not install one of the LED lights there instead. There is a member here that has a business selling them. They fit right in and are much brighter and will last forever too.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:31 AM   #23
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I have a vintage trailer and had just a small hole for wires to go though but I used a small marine masthead light I got from a marine store. It's small and fits the look I wanted. It has a 135 degree angle that shines down the side with a white 12 volt bulb. Sorry for the poor photo.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:02 AM   #24
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Does this look familiar....anyone who has worked on the lights will recognize it. The lights the same...application here different.
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:35 PM   #25
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Chris, led sounds promising, how did the original socket get attached to the trailer roof? MPJ, thanks again
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:12 AM   #26
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Well last night I was working on the TW, she got some new light covers on the inside. When I plugged the trailer in to see the lights work, low and behold the over the door light was on! because the socket it not attached it was not aimed right, or bright, but it was on!! Then I had a break, came back out and when I hit the switch, no-worky again. Well at least I know the wiring is hooked up, hopefully a socket and bulb change will fix it, still considering LED as well. MPJ
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