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Old 06-01-2015, 09:08 AM   #1
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Power tongue jack light not turning off

I drove past the my HW296 in the driveway this morning and noticed that the light on the power tongue jack was on. I checked the switch and
it was in the off position. I cycled it a few times and when ON it is bright
and when OFF it is still on about half power. Any ides what could be
causing this?

We have had a lot of thunderstorms this week but the housing appears to be seated properly and there are no cracks or holes to allow water inside.


The jack is a Bulldog 3500 lb model


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Old 06-01-2015, 09:24 AM   #2
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I do not have a power jack but it might just be that the light is on so you can work it in the dark. Maybe it is just an indicator light that lets you know that it has power going to the unit and all is well.

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Old 06-01-2015, 04:45 PM   #3
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Defective switch
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:36 AM   #4
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I called Bulldog and they said to tighten the ground screw under the top cap. I did this
and the light went off. Say what? I don't have any idea why a ground screw would
cause a closed circuit with the switch open. But it worked.
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I now cover my power jack with a 5 gallon bucket after water penetrated and corroded the internal parts to the point it would no longer function .
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I now cover my power jack with a 5 gallon bucket after water penetrated and corroded the internal parts to the point it would no longer function .
I had an old black pastic battery box that I wasn't using. I cut the molded handles off of it and it slid over top of my jack like it was made for it.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:08 AM   #7
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I ordered an Ultra-fab jack cover to prevent water intrusion
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I made a cover out of a discarded "grill" cover. about 9" x 16" with a string thru a casing in the bottom. Works like a charm & it stays on for travel (unlike the bucket methods).
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