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Old 04-08-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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Interior lights not working, but a/c does


Have been Airstreamers for a few years, but long time RVers. In 2010 took an 8 month trip from Texas to Pacific NW and Canada. It was fabulous.

However, my husband died last year, our 1973 Sovereign AS has been in storage. I finally overcame my fears and took it out last weekend.

The interior lights do not work but the A/C does.

Can you please make a suggestion on what it might be?

Thank you,

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:23 PM   #2
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Your air conditioner doesn't require 12v power, but all the lights in your trailer do, as well as the water pump and the exhaust fan above the cooktop and in some of the roof vents.

Your battery may be discharged or disconnected or bad. One possible explanation is that the 12v converter isn't working, so it neither charges the battery nor powers the 12v system. Another problem is that one of the main 12V fuses has blown. Have the battery tested on its own. Any competent RV service tech should be able to troubleshoot the 12v system, yours is very straightforward.

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