I confess, 12v
and I don't get along.
I wanted to get my entry light working on my 72 Argosy, so I tried removing the bulb and the whole assembly fell apart. I guess 41 years in Argosy life is probably around 100 in human life. Anyway, I figured no big deal, I'll just get a tail light bulb holder from my favorite auto parts store, solder the wires up and I'm good to go. Nope.
Here's the set up - I have a white and black wire coming through the shell. A switch is next to the door on the inside and it works. I get about 13v dc when I hook the tester up to the wires - switch on, 13v, switch off, 0. It appears that black is hot and white is neutral.
I figured I should be able to touch the black wire to the butt end of a 12v
bulb and the white wire to the shell and have the bulb light up. That didn't work so I then soldered the wires to the bulb and flipped the switch and no light. Thinking I had things backwards, I reversed the wires and again no light. I've tried this with 2 other bulbs and no light.
I must be over thinking this. The switch works, I get plenty of juice to the wires, but I can't get a bulb to light up. What am I doing wrong?
Here's a pic of the exterior that I'm referring to. I've crimped on the connectors so that I wouldn't loose the wires in back into the shell, and covered them with electrical tape to prevent arcing. Thanks for looking.