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Old 07-26-2020, 07:12 AM   #1
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Main Salon Ceiling lights - no power

We have a 2013 Georgetown 351.

The 3 main salon ceiling lights no longer work (the 3 down the middle). Those are the only things that I have found that do not work. I checked the circuit breaker and fuse box and verified all power in and out at the fuse box. The lights everywhere else in the main salon as well as in the back of the RV work.

So, i expect there is a splice somewhere between the fuse box (on the forward side of the main bedroom bed) and the overhead lights.

One thing i did not think of checking was if there is another fuse box for those -- but will check that later.

Anyone have any idea where the splice may occur? There has to be another distribution point and FR did not have any type of wire route diagrams.
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Old 07-26-2020, 07:32 AM   #2
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Have you pulled the switch to check that all switch connections are intact?
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Old 07-26-2020, 07:39 AM   #3
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Have you pulled the switch to check that all switch connections are intact?
And then check the wiring at the lights. If the wiring at the switch is good, or if this switch also controls other lights that are working now, you may have just one loose wire at one of the lights. I would check the light closest to the switch first.

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Old 07-26-2020, 08:24 AM   #4
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I actually dropped all 3 lights down and checked for power to the switches -- nothing.

I believe the center light is the main since it is the only one with some additional wires. But, still, no power to these either.
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Have you pulled the switch to check that all switch connections are intact?
But have you checked what bubbles said above?
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Old 07-26-2020, 09:50 AM   #6
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i did not physically disconnect each switch, as noted, i dropped every light fixture out of the ceiling. I used a power meter on all 3 switches to confirm there was no power reaching any of the switches.

So, unless i don't understand what "pull the switch" means, i not sure what else I would have to do -- no power at any of the switches -- don't think it would matter if the connections were good or not (which they are).
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The switch is the light ON/OFF switch for the overhead lights. My GT light switch is in the entrance stepwell. Not really familiar with your GT but am assuming you have a light switch to turn those lights ON/OFF somewhere.
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Oh,... my sister's RV had that "extra feature" but mine is just the single switch on the actual light itself -- or i have "missed" that one switch al these years -- which is entirely possible! :0).

I will have to double check to see if I have one of those convenience switches at the door. It was nice on her RV, especially at night but don't think i have one.
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Old 07-26-2020, 10:15 AM   #9
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It may be a open ground wire your lights may not work also.
When you tested the switches for hot wire what was your ground point?
You should try and find a good ground from the metal MH frame if you can find or the - Neg battery post of the house batteries.
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Sorry, bad assumption on my part. Had no idea that a GT would not have a light switch for the main living area overhead lights. I did look up your unit and I do see the kind of lights you have. I'm backing out. Good luck.
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Iggy, that was actually my next thought -- testing the ground and the power feed lines using different ground points. I was hoping to be able to figure out where the junction was since I know the power wire coming from the fuse box is different than what i see when I pull the light assemblies out of the roof.

Didn't do that part since i need some more good wire so i can create a good ground -- plus, i was in a grumpy mood since the bozo's that fixed my slide out completely messed it up too -- so had to fully adjust those... but that is another story.

bubbles -- no worries but now i am really wanting to go back over to the RV to see if there is a switch that i just completely forgot about or is in an "odd" place. Any help is good help -- it is surprising how many times the answer is the most obvious but we get so focused on a "real" problem we forget the basics.
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Here is my switch on my 378TS that turn on the ceiling lights,
Weird place on the steps.
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On my 2014 Georgetown the light switch to turn off/on many of the ceiling lights is mounted on the underside of the cabinet directly to the left of the steps as your enter the coach. On mine the switch and plate are the same color as the cabinet so difficult to locate unless you know it is there.

This may or may not apply to your Georgetown.
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Old 07-29-2020, 11:27 PM   #14
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I have a 2013 351DS. Iíll bet you a night of beers that the switch that controls those 3 lights is off. Mine is on the the UNDERSIDE of the cabinet to the left of the door when looking at the door from inside the coach. Itís a sneaky bastage.
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Main Salon Ceiling lights - no power

Saw this pic from NY79B and stole it. Put a red arrow to where my switch is hidden
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Sorry folks... I need to get to the RV to check that.

I am really really hoping i did not have a really "stupid" moment on this one.
But, if i did... that's an easy fix... Oh wait, can't fix stupid.

Now you all got me wondering -- darn hurricane that just rolled by diverted my attention (oh and having to fix the darn slide out cable tension - idiot repair shop) so will have to take a ride to the RV.
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Ok... Head's down in shame... Used up my Stupid Card.

Just couldn't see that darn forest from behind the tree....
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Ok... Head's down in shame... Used up my Stupid Card.



Just couldn't see that darn forest from behind the tree....


LOL! donít feel bad. We all have these moments. And letís be honest... itís not the least bit intuitive of a place to put that switch.
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Old 08-10-2020, 07:23 PM   #19
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LOL! donít feel bad. We all have these moments. And letís be honest... itís not the least bit intuitive of a place to put that switch.
They're getting better. Mine is underneath that small cabinet directly over the door, which we find quite convenient.

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