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Old 06-15-2014, 10:56 PM   #1
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Added awning lights, now they and basement lights don't work (36qbok)

Today we added 12v LED awning lights. While playing with the remote, they went off (i.e. they worked and then stopped working). We pulled the power for them from one of the basement light fixtures.

None of my basement light fixtures now work nor do my docking lights on the front cap.

But, other lights inside work and so does my landing gear.

It happened while I was plugged into shore power and still doesn't work now that I'm on battery without shore power.

I assume a fuse somewhere blew, but I'm honestly not sure where they are or what a blown fuse looks like.

Any input for me for tomorrow? I've got minimal tools (don't own a multimeter currently).
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:19 PM   #2
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Someone might have the exact location but the fuse is most likely in the front left side compartment the one you open with the round key to access the generator. They should be labeled and i is easy to tell it's blown. You might have overloaded the circuit.
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:34 AM   #3
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I'll look around. I don't have a generator, so I'll check in and around the battery (same approximate location). My converter had a whole crap ton of fuses as part of it- does anyone know if I need to check them/there?
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:01 PM   #4
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Sorry I thought you had a Berkshire so the advice was worthless. I need to read better. I'm sure it's a blown 12volt fuse. There must be a compartment housing all or most of them. On mine they are all labeled.
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I appreciate the advice anyway. I found a bunch of fuses in my converter- I'll start there. I've got some extras and I'll just replace them one after another.

Unfortunately, none of them appear to be labeled.
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I appreciate the advice anyway. I found a bunch of fuses in my converter- I'll start there. I've got some extras and I'll just replace them one after another.

Unfortunately, none of them appear to be labeled.

A lot of converters have a red led light come on if the associated fuse is blown. Should be able to look at converter pretty quick and determine if any are
Blown. If not there then up near the battery may be some more inline fuse holders in the wiring runs.
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A lot of converters have a red led light come on if the associated fuse is blown. Should be able to look at converter pretty quick and determine if any are
Blown. If not there then up near the battery may be some more inline fuse holders in the wiring runs.

I did see that my converter had lights. I didn't have shore power when I went poking around last night- maybe that'll help me.

Thanks for the tips.

Hoping to look soon before donating blood tonight.
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The trick is once you find the right fuse label it. Since you were doing electric work I'd look for a lose shorted out connections. That coild either interupt the circuit or blow the fuse.
If there a no LEDs on the converter just pull a fuse and replace it. If nothing changes use that fuse to test the next circuit. Label as you go for next time as you see things stop working. Good luck.

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Might want to check your outlets; first GFCI outlet in-line might have tripped.... happened to us last camping trip; half the lights worked and half didn't...... reset the breaker....
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The trick is once you find the right fuse label it. Since you were doing electric work I'd look for a lose shorted out connections. That coild either interupt the circuit or blow the fuse.
If there a no LEDs on the converter just pull a fuse and replace it. If nothing changes use that fuse to test the next circuit. Label as you go for next time as you see things stop working. Good luck.

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So my converter was in fact labeled and has lights. Small labels, but they were there. None were lit up but I replaced 2 possible ones for good measure. No dice.

I started unwiring the led strip but ran out of time before my appointment with the vampires (Red Cross).
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