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Old 11-28-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Are all the toggle switches in your dash lighted?

Curious to hear from other late model GT owners - are all the toggle switches in your dash lighted? On ours, the ICC switch and battery boost are lighted, but not the fog lights, mirror heat, or generator (unless it's running, then it's lighted).
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It's pretty strange how some are and some are not. I have sensitive eyes and would like all of the off. Haven't got around to pull the little bulbs off of them. The strange thing is that the battery boost is lighted, but not the fog lights one. Another thing they forgot to do is connect the dimmer wire on the radio to the dash dimmer dial.
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Indeed. I find the blue light of the radio face rather distracting. The radio is difficult to read anyway, and the blue light doesn't help.
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Indeed. I find the blue light of the radio face rather distracting. The radio is difficult to read anyway, and the blue light doesn't help.
Next mod will be to remove all the bulbs in the switches along with either getting a new radio or connecting the dimmer wire to the dimmer switch. I might as well wait and upgrade the entire radio with speakers and amp since they are junk.

I'm thinking of removing the LCD for the cameras and installing a nice double din GPS unit with DVD, etc. The only problem I see if hooking up the side view cameras, but to be honest I never use the side cameras...only the backup camera. The way the mirrors are in our coach, there are no blind spots and I find it difficult while on the road to look at the LCD screen anyway...especially when wearing sunglasses or at night.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:40 PM   #5
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Curious to hear from other late model GT owners - are all the toggle switches in your dash lighted? On ours, the ICC switch and battery boost are lighted, but not the fog lights, mirror heat, or generator (unless it's running, then it's lighted).
My 2012 378TS XL those switches are lighted.
I know because my dog always likes to turn on my fog lights when she jumps up on the ledge.
Check this link out and it shows the 3 leads. This is just a momentary switch but it shows how it is wired in the back

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43D18........

My rig is presently 1800 miles away, awaiting our arrival to do the "Snowbird" thing starting right after Christmas, so I can't check, but.....

Your posting mentioned that the ICC and Battery Boost are lit but not a lot of the rest. I assume this is when the engine is running BUT you have NOT turned on your full lighting system of headlights, taillights etc.?

If you'd like a quick fix.........why not just turn ON your full lighting system all the time? This should light all the switches you mention, just like a lot of cars. If it's dark enough to want to have the switches illuminated, then headlights are probably warranted.

Just a thought to help.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:56 AM   #7
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Your posting mentioned that the ICC and Battery Boost are lit but not a lot of the rest. I assume this is when the engine is running BUT you have NOT turned on your full lighting system of headlights, taillights etc.?



If you'd like a quick fix.........why not just turn ON your full lighting system all the time? This should light all the switches you mention, just like a lot of cars. If it's dark enough to want to have the switches illuminated, then headlights are probably warranted.

Just a thought to help.
If only it were that simple. With the "full" lighting system turned ON, those toggles still are not illuminated, but thanks for making sure I wasn't overlooking the obvious.
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Okay now that you've confirmed turning on the full lighting....

Someone can possibly confirm who has their rig nearby, but it really sounds like defective lights in the switches or they weren't wired correctly from the factory. Hopefully the diagrams Iggy sent can help.

Is your rig still under warranty?
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Now that you've confirmed the full lighting system is on.....

I'd say the lights in the switches were defective or improperly wired from the factory. Maybe Iggy's diagrams can help. Is your rig under warranty?
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:07 PM   #10
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Now that you've confirmed the full lighting system is on.....

I'd say the lights in the switches were defective or improperly wired from the factory. Maybe Iggy's diagrams can help. Is your rig under warranty?
Oh yes, for sure. We've only had the coach less than 3 months. It's on the check list for next visit to dealer. But it's curious at other GT owners have had the exact same experience w/ some of the toggles not being lighted. Not a huge deal, but something to be checked on for sure.
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