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Old 05-26-2009, 11:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy 1968 Trade Wind 24' No interior lights?

I have a 68 Trade Wind 24' that I am renovating to go full time in. I bought a new battery and proceeded to hook it up just like it was b4 without looking at the polarity, dumb! I reversed the hookup and now my lights inside don't work. They worked b4 with shore power. I bought new bulbs and filpped the fuse box switches hoping that would help but nothing. My plugs all work but I have not one light. I have been advised to find the 12v fuse and see if it is blown but have no clue where it is. I opened the converter box which by the way still hums but it didn't look like there was a fuse in there just all the wires running into it and hooked up. Suggestions where to look?

The battery appears to be fine as I hooked up a trickle charger to check it and it was all charged up. Hopefully one less problem there.

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Old 05-26-2009, 12:34 PM   #2
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I have a 68 Trade Wind 24' that I am renovating to go full time in. I bought a new battery and proceeded to hook it up just like it was b4 without looking at the polarity, dumb! I reversed the hookup and now my lights inside don't work. They worked b4 with shore power. I bought new bulbs and filpped the fuse box switches hoping that would help but nothing. My plugs all work but I have not one light. I have been advised to find the 12v fuse and see if it is blown but have no clue where it is. I opened the converter box which by the way still hums but it didn't look like there was a fuse in there just all the wires running into it and hooked up. Suggestions where to look?

The battery appears to be fine as I hooked up a trickle charger to check it and it was all charged up. Hopefully one less problem there.

Thanks for the help.

Chris H
Tacoma, WA
Reversing the polarity would blow some fuses.

The fuses should be near the univolt.

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Old 05-26-2009, 02:01 PM   #3
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Can you be more specific on that, I have looked all over in there and perhaps I don't know what I am looking at/for is the problem..
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:11 PM   #4
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Try behind the control panel.
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:54 PM   #5
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Sounds like the big fuse that charges the battery....if they all went out at once
they should all come back on at once...hang in there and keep looking.
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Chris, I just saw your post. In my '68, 24' TW I have under the vanity on the outer wall 2 - 12 volt fuses in a holder. In the electrical panel, in the galley, there is 1 fuse.
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