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Old 12-20-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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light switches on '72 tradewind

I have the interior panel (just inside of the door) on my 72 tradewind. There are two switches in that panel (one of them is bad). What do they switch?
Also there are 5 wires behind that panel. What are the five wires for? I could see 4 wires (two souces and two powered items) Click image for larger version

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If it is the same as my 75 TW, the switches are for the porch light and the galley light. The galley light is setup as a 3-way switch and would require the extra wire.
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:45 PM   #3
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Mine only has one switch in that location and it is for the exterior door light. There is another switch forward of the adjacent window that is for the exterior scare light.
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Switches on TW

I only have one switch on mine. As to the wires I had to re-wire the power to the switch for the porch light. There was a mess of wires (like yours) and it was pretty strange cause at the light there were different colored wires there and going out from the switch. I finally figured out that there wasn't power going into the switch on the hot side. The solution was to jumper off the hot side of the switch on the left of the window from the "scare" light and pull yet another wire over to the switch. That also involved drilling through a aluminum strut with a drill. So I can see why you took off the panel to get to the bottom of all of this. Light works fine now though.

So for you guys with 2 switches are your models the ones with a double bed in the middle verses the 2 twins?
Do you have the wet bath?
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:36 PM   #5
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RichHog,
You are right. Ours is a double in the middle. I do not understand your question about the wet bath. My bath is a shower only. does that answer it?
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That means it's a wet bath. That is, when you shower, the whole bathroom gets wet.
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Light Switches

Just trying to understand the small differences in models, even though I have a 72 TW it has some differences than other models of the same year Hope you got your lights to work. It took a lot to re-wire mine but I'm glad both exterior lights are working now.
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