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Old 11-01-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Interior lights and exhaust fan not working

I just purchased a 2006 Flagstaff popup, model 205. Everything is fine, nice and clean, and well taken care of. The only thing not working, and I knew this when I bought it, is the 3 overhead lights and the roof exhaust fan. I was ok with this, as I figured it was something simple. I have not started troubleshooting yet, as I literally just got home with it, and it is dark out. My weekend will likely entail some troubleshooting and familiarization with my new toy, so I thought I would ask for some advice on where to start looking to fix this issue. Any pointers would be much appreciated.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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I just purchased a 2006 Flagstaff popup, model 205. Everything is fine, nice and clean, and well taken care of. The only thing not working, and I knew this when I bought it, is the 3 overhead lights and the roof exhaust fan. I was ok with this, as I figured it was something simple. I have not started troubleshooting yet, as I literally just got home with it, and it is dark out. My weekend will likely entail some troubleshooting and familiarization with my new toy, so I thought I would ask for some advice on where to start looking to fix this issue. Any pointers would be much appreciated.
I'd start with battery connections and then check the fuse panel for loose/corroded wiring and open fuses. Could be all four devices are on same branch but I'd expect the fan might be on its own. Next open the nearest device from the battery, lamp or fan and check input wiring, they are daisy chained after the first unit. Does anything else use DC and working?
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:11 AM   #3
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They should all be running on 12V circuits. Make sure you have good grounds.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:35 AM   #4
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I'm not familiar with your particular model, but it is a pop-up. And the wiring to anything on the roof has to snake up through the canvas sides somewhere. There may be a connector that needs to be plugged in, and also there is generally a master kill switch for everything on the roof. Keep in mind, the wiring to the roof has to flex when you raise and lower the roof, so there may be a broken wire. First thing I would do is locate the wires that go up the canvas to the roof and inspect them, and verify the existence of a connector and whether it is plugged in. Then see if there isn't a kill switch for the roof.

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:57 AM   #5
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There is a switch on most all pop ups that is under the sink compartment that prevents lights from coming on when sink is lowered. I know someone else who had same problem. Check this switch first.

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Thanks guys, it was the switch on the sink. Loose spade connector. All is well with the world, at least as far as the roof lights and exhaust fans.
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