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Old 05-11-2015, 11:20 PM   #1
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Bunk End Light / Fan Port question.

Evening all.

We have a 2000 Shamrock 19' ( loving it immensely ) and was wondering if anyone has ever experienced any problems with their bunk end fan / light ports. The back port works fine, as we have tested both fans and they are working, but the front port doesn't seem to have any power going to it.

Is it possible that these do go bad?

I have taken it apart and checked the wiring, which appears to be intact. I am deciding on getting a replacement, and if need be wire it elsewhere to another existing overhead light, but figured I would throw this question out at you for some comments if anyone has had a similar problem. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:06 AM   #2
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Did you test the wires with a volt meter? If you don't have 12 volts at the wires your problem is someplace else.
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Thanks yetavon. Not as of yet. Just put her away after the weekend trip and had reminded myself of this tonight, therefore just asking in general at the moment. Thought maybe others might have had this issue as well. Troubleshooting on the honey do list this weekend.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:38 AM   #4
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Also check the fan/light unit on the other socket gives you a quick indication what might be wrong. I never use mine but GF's daughter does and I always setup hers because she would just pull the wire out by the fan, if that kept going wouldn't be too long before I Had a short


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Old 05-12-2015, 02:12 PM   #5
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Sometimes the metal prongs on these get weak and lose good electrical contact with the inserted plug, so with the plastic cover off the female socket try to plug in the male end to see if contact points are weak. If you don't see a small spark ( try this in the evening) then the electrical connection to the 12V source is broken, possibly by a fuse being out. Having a cheap electrical tester (Harbor Freight or your local hardware store) in your camper is invaluable sometimes.
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bunk light

I had same issue I replaced the plug and it worked fine they sell replacement plugs rather cleaply
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Old 05-12-2015, 03:49 PM   #7
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Thanks for the helpful tips. I did purchase a digital multimeter, just have to learn how to use it. Never really had a need for one before. So now's a good time to learn. Wish me luck! LOL. Thank goodness for YouTube videos.
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Well, I have an update. I did go out and remove the fan / light port and bring it in the house and test it on my RV battery. Lo and behold....the Fan and Light work as they should. Getting closer. So now have to figure out where the problem lies with the wiring. Am going to try reconnecting ( maybe a bad connection ) and see what happens next. Where there is a Will, there is a Way! LOL
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MYSTERY SOLVED!

Okay, what apparently happened was this. We had traded our 1940LTD Pop Up in last November for this Unit. Thought we had checked it over with a fine toothed comb, but, alas, and after just now re-checking the converter and fuses, I found a fuse 1/2 way seated. Hmmm, so I reseated the fuse the proper way and lo and behold I heard a "chirp". ( fingers crossed )
Took my meter and re-checked the wiring and got results. Put the port back together and plugged the fan / light in and it worked like a charm. Problem solved!


Apparently the salesman didn't want to hear the chirping of the Oxygen Sensor, so he disarmed it ( left the fuse 1/2 in the slot ) and when we inspected the Convertor initially, we didn't see it out-of-place.


Geesh, something so simple, but so complexed, by lack of inspection analness. LOL.


Bright side, I now have a Multimeter! YAY!
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It's a very good thing you went through this process. Having a non-functioning CO2 detector is not good. Good troubleshooting.
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