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Old 04-18-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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ceiling lights not working

We have a 2008 flagstaff 206ltd popup, which we just purchased, at demo lights worked. Now we are on our first campout and both ceiling lights are not working. Everything else seems to be working, any suggestions?
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:24 PM   #2
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Is it plugged in to 110v?
Battery disconnect off?
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:39 PM   #3
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On my flagstaff there is a switch located where the stove folds up and down on when the roof is raised. This switch closes with the weight of the stove/sink on it, allowing voltage to the overhead lights. When the stove/sink is flipped down before lowering the roof, it opens the switch (opens the circuit) to make sure the ceiling lights are off. If they remain on, the heat can burn through the side panels.
Check the switch, make sure it is popped up. And if it is, you can disconnect the two wires from the bottom of the switch and jumper over it with another wire.

I might also ask, did you check the bulbs? Make sure the filaments are ok and that they are secured in the holder.
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:44 PM   #4
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are your other 12v DC things working?

if so, it's probably the plunger switch f5moab mentioned.
on our two popups, flipping the sink counter up, activated the plunger switch for the lights.

if not, then check the battery. if you don't keep it plugged into shore power, the parasitic power drains will empty a single battery in a few days.
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:53 PM   #5
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I had that happen once...then I used the switch on the wall.
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:30 PM   #6
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I had that happen once...then I used the switch on the wall.
i guess if the OP's trailer actually had "walls", there might be a switch on them. but it's hard to install a wall switch, on canvas.
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Hey, thanks for the input, turns out it was the switch under the sink.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:14 PM   #8
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An electrical device under something that's supposed to hold water. Maybe its just me that finds that humorous.
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Quite a few of those electrical devices in or under water and even gasoline and gasoline fumes, in cars/trucks, etc.
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I have the same issue all the time with mine. Also the wire terminals used to come free of the back of the switch so I replaced them with tighter terminals.
As for the "hot lights", I replaced mine with LEDs. They aren't cheap but they do run cold so they won't melt PVC if put down in a hurry (or jumpered at switch and left on) plus saves big on electricity.
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