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Old 08-29-2012, 08:31 PM   #1
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Switches by the door

There are two switches right next to the door on my '75 Tradewind, the second one is broken and I have no idea what it's does. Anyone with a '75 Tradewind able to tell me what that switch is for? The first one turns on the exterior light over the door, a third one closer to the front window turns on the scare light.. Help me out, Tradewinders!
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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On my '75 Sovereign, the closest switch is the light over the sink, and the further one is the outside light over the door.

Scare light switch is on the other side of the stack window.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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There are two by my 68. One does the outside light the other does the middle light in the trailer, so when you come in you don't have to fumble for the light.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:17 PM   #4
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There are two by my 68. One does the outside light the other does the middle light in the trailer, so when you come in you don't have to fumble for the light.
Same thing on my '67 Trade Wind.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:13 AM   #5
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Thanks, I need to get a new switch so I can use it. I hate walking in and searching for the knob on the overhead light. It must be in the on position, at least, since all interior lights are working for me.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:30 AM   #6
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On the 1975's it should work the kitchen light over the sink area. However it is wired different from a standard 3 way switch like you would have in a house. You have to turn the kitchen light switch on first, then use the door switch to turn it on and off. It doesn't matter what position the door switch is in the kitchen light switch overrides it.

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Old 08-31-2012, 06:35 AM   #7
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On the 1975's it should work the kitchen light over the sink area. However it is wired different from a standard 3 way switch like you would have in a house. You have to turn the kitchen light switch on first, then use the door switch to turn it on and off. It doesn't matter what position the door switch is in the kitchen light switch overrides it.

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Well, there's a difference between the '74s and the '75s: on my TT, it works as a true three-way. No matter how the sink light is set, it can be turned on from the door.
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On the 1975's it should work the kitchen light over the sink area. However it is wired different from a standard 3 way switch like you would have in a house. You have to turn the kitchen light switch on first, then use the door switch to turn it on and off. It doesn't matter what position the door switch is in the kitchen light switch overrides it.

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Same with our 76.
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That 3 way switch for over the sink light on mine had burned up switch in fixture. Found replacement switch at a electronics supply store and converted fixture to LED strips and converted all the other lights . now the battery drain is nominal even with all turned on.(Amp meter barely moves)Much cheaper than LED Pads.
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Easy upgrade LED

Up Grade to Strip LED is easy even on Incandescent fixtures just drill out rivets and remove sockets.
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