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Old 09-03-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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SV303 Outside light question

I bought a 2006 surveyor SV303 and it has a large light above the outside shower. I don't have a picture of it, but I cannot find similar models with this light.

My question is how to turn the thing on? Is this an add on someone else has done, or is it factory installed?

Picture below is a 2008, but the red circle shows where the light is located.


The next picture is what the light looks like:


Any help you can give would be appreciated. I do not see any weird wiring inside to indicate an aftermarket thing...
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:59 AM   #2
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Here is the google cache of my trailer before I bought it, its hard to see but you can tell the placement of the light at the top.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:21 AM   #3
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OK, that was a bit confusing. The first pic is NOT your trailer, it's just indicating where the light is located on your trailer. Your trailer is in your second post, right?

I could be wrong, but I do not think that Surveyor installed any scare lights on the driver side of trailers. Please someone post if there was ever a standard factory option to install one on that side. If so, then it's a mod the previous owner did, and the switch (or wires) could be anywhere, or maybe he never finished the job and you can't turn it on.
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On your switch panel do you have any switches listed as ....
Ods scare light?
Ds scare light?

And if you tried them and it didn't work did you then check the bulb ?

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OK, that was a bit confusing. The first pic is NOT your trailer, it's just indicating where the light is located on your trailer. Your trailer is in your second post, right?

I could be wrong, but I do not think that Surveyor installed any scare lights on the driver side of trailers. Please someone post if there was ever a standard factory option to install one on that side. If so, then it's a mod the previous owner did, and the switch (or wires) could be anywhere, or maybe he never finished the job and you can't turn it on.
Yes the first pic is just showing where it is on a similar model.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:05 AM   #6
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I'm not sure it would be a scare light since I don't see anywhere for a motion sensor on the light he posted.
Initially it would be my thought it would be a scare light being that it is on the driver side of the unit.
Turbs, have you seen motion sensors installed else where outside the light? If so maybe it's a possibility still...
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On your switch panel do you have any switches listed as ....
Ods scare light?
Ds scare light?

And if you tried them and it didn't work did you then check the bulb ?

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I have not checked the bulb, I was looking for a switch first.

Where is the switch panel? On this trailer there are very few switches, only one switch on the upper cabinet by the door, it controls the outside curb side amber light (verified this other light does not come on with it) and the only other switch in the trailer is in the bathroom. Every interior light I have to switch on and off manually, there are no wall switches.

What is a "scare light"?
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A scare light will generally have a motion sensor and is supposed to come on in the dark when motion is detected to "scare" possible crooks...
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:14 AM   #9
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the pic of the light I posted was one off ebay called scare light. Tonight I will turn on the curbside outside light and then walk by it to see if it will turn on. I think when I turned on the outside light on the curb side I didn't really walk by the light, I just poked my head around the back corner to see if it was on or not.
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There very well could be a sensor inside that light then! I haven't seen that style but could be what it is! Could be the bulb or it could be the sensor. Do you have access to a multimeter to see if you have 12V DC to the light? That would be huge to help diagnose as well.
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