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Old 02-08-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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Really weird electrical issue

I have a 2011 Palomono Sabre 32BHOK. It has a lamp mounted on the wall behind the sofa. Both bulbs burned out. They are the bulbs that you put in and make a 1/4 twist to set. They have the 2 small nipples on them. Anyway...I get new bulbs and put them in. When I hit the switch to turn them on, the light over the dinette and the light over the couch turn off. The lamp does nothing. I hit the switch again and both of those come on. I remove the bulbs and everything works normally.

What gives?????
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:38 PM   #2
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Are the nipples different distances from the end of the bulb? Are you sure you are installing the bulb correctly if the distance is different? Sounds like they are inserted wrong and it's shorting out the other lights.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:47 PM   #3
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Is it like the nipples on this bulb (circled area)?
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:48 PM   #4
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i will have to check when I get home Are they all like that or just some? I got mine at home depot under lanscape lighting. I have used thee for the outside lights before
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:59 PM   #5
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i will have to check when I get home Are they all like that or just some? I got mine at home depot under lanscape lighting. I have used thee for the outside lights before
The bulbs used should be 12 Volt bulbs found in the Automotive areas in WalMart or any Auto parts store. There are numbers on the side of the bulb and the replacement should have the same number. Landscaping Bulbs being used may be the reason for the Weird Occurrences.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:02 PM   #6
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Sounds to me like a ground.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:33 PM   #7
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Is it like the nipples on this bulb (circled area)?
Most bulbs in that type of light only have one element - if you are using the type pictured that is probably your problem.
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True, it should be a single element bulb. Can't remember if I've ever seen a single element with offset nipples.
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True, it should be a single element bulb. Can't remember if I've ever seen a single element with offset nipples.
Retired truck driver here & I have never seen a single element bulb with off set nipples either.
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True, it should be a single element bulb. Can't remember if I've ever seen a single element with offset nipples.
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Retired truck driver here & I have never seen a single element bulb with off set nipples either.
yep, because the dual element bulbs have different wattage filaments, like say a 3W running light and a 7W turnsignal. The nipples keep you from putting it in wrong and having the wrong filament light up.

We've seen it happen though. Driving down the street at night behind somebody. All of their tail lights are on, except one is really bright. Thats because he got the bulb jammed in socket wrong.

Hope for the original poster that its the wrong bulbs, that would be an easy fix.
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