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Old 05-27-2010, 09:50 AM   #1
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exterior light over door '73 sovereign interntl

Need to replace exterior light fixture - any suggestions about best sources? (doesn't have to be original equipment).
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:17 AM   #2
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Which light fixture? Step Light? Scare Light? Running Light? Brake Light? There are so many.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:41 AM   #3
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I have the same prob with my 72 Sovereign, a member offered one to me but never got back to me? I am missing the entire fixture above the door.

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Old 05-27-2010, 11:41 AM   #4
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I converted all mine to LED. The fixture on the top left goes above the door.
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got a source for those LED tail lights (manufacturer/model)? how'd you fasten them in?
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:52 AM   #6
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Which light fixture? Step Light? Scare Light? Running Light? Brake Light? There are so many.
Ooops, sorry. My comprehension is off today.

Do you still have the housing? If all you need is the light fixture, you can buy a 12v light at any auto parts store. You can mount it then wire it using the existing wires. That's what I did and it works fine.
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got a source for those LED tail lights (manufacturer/model)? how'd you fasten them in?
Post 276 has some of the details on how I did it.


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Old 06-30-2010, 02:49 PM   #8
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replace outside light over door 72 sovereign intrntl

Suggestion below was very helpful:

"Do you still have the housing? If all you need is the light fixture, you can buy a 12v light at any auto parts store. You can mount it then wire it using the existing wires. That's what I did and it works fine."

Yes, I do have the housing and the wires are capped. So I found a replacement light, as suggested, but just discovered there's no power into the capped wires over the door. Does anyone know how I can figure out why there's no power?
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:54 PM   #9
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check the switch on the wall by the door, see if there is power there, if not you have narrowed it down.
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:24 PM   #10
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I converted all mine to LED. The fixture on the top left goes above the door.
Very nice design on the license plate holder/light. I'll have to remember that.
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:05 PM   #11
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check the switch on the wall by the door, see if there is power there, if not you have narrowed it down.
Alan gave you good advice. Check for current there at the switch. If you have no power there, look for a bad fuse for the front of your coach.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:28 PM   #12
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Hi Kayaker, just saw your PM. The fuse panel is located at the bottom of the your curbside closet. I'd have to look at mine to see which color wire provide 12v current to the front of your coach, but you shouldn't have too much trouble finding it yourself. Let me know if you still need help.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:24 AM   #13
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Switches by front door

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check the switch on the wall by the door, see if there is power there, if not you have narrowed it down.
Speaking of those switches just inside the door, what do they do? There's no mention of them in owners or service manual. I figured one was for the light over door, but the other? I don't have a "scare light".
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Raleighair my 73 the two switches beside the door are:
1) The porch light over the door
2) The kitchen light over the sink. It is a double pole switch because the light is also controlled from a switch located on the light itself.
My Scare Light is controlled by a switch located on the curbside wall next to the radio speaker. You can access this switch while sitting on the front couch.

Kayaker410 the main power feed for this light is the brown wire for circuit #4. It also controls the kitchen range fan,12V outlet on roadside wall for television,the front overhead light in the roof vent and the two reading lamps in the front end cap. If you have power to any of these the circuit is good. If you have no power to the switch the break is between the brown wire and the brown/yellow wire feeding the switch. If you have power to the switch the break is on the wire to the switch. The wiring diagram also shows this light using a white wire to go to ground if it is broken or the connection to the shell is corroded the light will not work.
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