Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-15-2015, 04:41 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 13
Reading lights over king bed.

Hi:

The reading lights recently stopped working over the king bed in the rear of our Georgetown 364 bunk house. I've replaced every burnt out fuse I can find, which ended up making no difference to anything. Does anyone know where the power originates for those two lights?

I have traced it under the bed, through the floor then it disappears as it runs to the front of the coach.

Any help is appreciated, thanks!
__________________

__________________
5nomads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2015, 04:43 PM   #2
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Could be the bulbs or loose connections in the lights themselves.
__________________

__________________
OldCoot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2015, 05:17 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 13
I wish it were that simple. I dismantled the fixture to check the voltage on the wire, there is none. It's not getting power to the fixture.
__________________
5nomads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2015, 05:32 PM   #4
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5nomads View Post
I wish it were that simple. I dismantled the fixture to check the voltage on the wire, there is none. It's not getting power to the fixture.
Did you check both fixtures? They are probably connected together. Try tracing them to an overhead light. The wiring is crazy in rv's as you are finding out. The ground wires are notorious for not being grounded.
__________________
OldCoot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2015, 11:45 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 13
Excellent question, I'll make sure tomorrow. Neither fixture works. A single pair of wires goes into the wall behind the bed and there are two pairs at the fixture I tested with a crimp connector. Presumably the extra pair goes to the other fixture. No power there, I'll make sure there's nothing wrong at the other fixture too. But this leads me to believe the problem is with a fuse I can't find.
__________________
5nomads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2015, 01:30 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 13
Now power to the other fixture, it's the end of the line so there's no where to trace after that.

I'll have to crawl under the rig again to see if I can find out where it goes. I was hoping someone would know where that line runs and hooks into the power so I could start at the source.

Thanks again.
__________________
5nomads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2015, 02:06 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 37
not sure where they originate, but we replaced our entire switch,(2), with 12 volt dimmer twist knobs and they work great so they are dimmable.
__________________
DAPYES is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2015, 02:08 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 13
That's a good idea, I like it.
__________________
5nomads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2015, 03:54 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
BobHanke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: West Des Moines, IA
Posts: 270
On first outing this year, the light over slide out dinette stopped working. Nephew did extensive tests at the light and found there was a good ground and voltage which dropped from 12 to 7 when any load was applied. Stared at the other end at home. I removed every 12V fuse and tested. Found one had a bit of scorch spot and plastic head was slightly melted. Cleaned off scorch. After all that, the light has been working fine.
__________________
BobHanke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2015, 05:02 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Sbryant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Quitman MS
Posts: 357
Bob, where was that scorched fuse located - which fuse box. Thanks


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________

__________________
Sbryant is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bed, king bed, light

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:04 AM.