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Old 10-19-2014, 12:08 PM   #1
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I need your help in finding the power source of the toggle switches on this control panel.
The specific ones I'm looking for is the power to the 3 blue toggle switches.
I lost all power to the one blue toggle that controls the steps.
Steps work fine as this toggle controls the ground wire which works fine.
I just lost positive + power to the terminal on the switch that powers the light.

All other blue lights work fine and would have thought they all come from a common source but it seems not.

I have checked all fuse in the bedroom as well as the power distribution under the steps and all check out fine. Any I do not imagine they come from any of the panels in the engine or under the drivers side dash as all those are Ford stuff.

Any suggestions?
The reason I ask is because I have 3 LED toggles I plan to replace these with. These old one put out way too much heat when it so I picked up 3 blue led ones on EBay for a few bucks.

Here is a link to EBay and what I purchased if anyone is interested. LINK
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:46 PM   #2
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Can't help with the power supply but I can say that every one of those little lights behind the toggles has burned out in our first year. Two were replaced and have burned out again. No problems losing power to steps or entry light so far.
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:47 PM   #3
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could be just the light bulb burnt out and not anything wrong. I had one go out.
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:22 PM   #4
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Can't help with the power supply but I can say that every one of those little lights behind the toggles has burned out in our first year. Two were replaced and have burned out again. No problems losing power to steps or entry light so far.
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could be just the light bulb burnt out and not anything wrong. I had one go out.
Yes the bulb is burnt out in the switch and that is why I'm replacing them all with LED switches.
I just wondered if anyone knew where the power was distributed from to these lights. I will figure it out when I replace them on Tuesday next week.
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:40 PM   #5
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Funny you posted this because this last Sunday the blue light on my step toggle switch stopped working. Step work fine though! Will be waiting for a reply about power as well. Also would like to know the source of the LED switches


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Old 10-20-2014, 07:49 PM   #6
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The lights are powered from this 5 amp fuse in the power distribution panel.
I know because I blew it today when I goofed on the wiring and made a direct short.

If your light went out it just may be the bulb. If the other switches light next to it then it is the bulb and not the fuse.
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