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Old 11-11-2016, 09:31 AM   #1
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Light switch controls nothing

The switch on the left does nothing ?Click image for larger version

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Old 11-11-2016, 09:42 AM   #2
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Outside scare light maybe?? Check it at night and walk around


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Old 11-11-2016, 09:42 AM   #3
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OP: You need to post year, make and model if you want help. Without that, nobody knows what we're looking at.
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:38 AM   #4
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2017 Sierra 401FLX. I was hoping it was for the Hall light - which looks like it can only be controlled from the control panel.
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:18 PM   #5
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Do you have a ceiling fan? It may be turned off at the chain. Or a vent fan in one of the roof vents like in the bathroom? The roof vent fans in my latest one don't operate until you open the vent.
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:28 PM   #6
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There is a larger toggle switch just above, and that does control the living room ceiling fan.

The Power vents have their own controls and all work well. Thank you!
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In most trailers there is a switch that controls a fixture that has yet another switch on it. I have one in my 5ver, right beside the entry door. Both the wall switch and the fixture switch must be on.

It can drive you nuts, sometimes.
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:06 PM   #8
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Radio is right. Most times those switches can turn on something like over the bed reading lights or an over dinette light but if the light fixture has a switch on it and it is off, the wall switch does nothing.
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:34 PM   #9
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Try this

Turn ALL 12V controlled stuff on and than shut the mystery switch. See what happens.
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Confused? What if I just disconnect the battery (how do?) - which I would want to do soon anyway?
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:03 PM   #11
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Who's confused?

I thought you were trying to figure out what the switch controls? If something requires your mystery switch to be on along with another switch than turn all switches on, than the mystery switch off and see if anything shuts off.
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Tried that - no change noted.
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Tried that - no change noted.
Contact the factory, let us know what they say so we all know.
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Any wires attached to that switch? Pull it off the wall and look. NO wires no use.
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Did so, waiting to hear ....
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No scare lights outside
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Could it be an inside switch for the water heater's electric heating element??
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Could it be an inside switch for the water heater's electric heating element??
Don't think so, there is a toggle switch for that on the outside of the water heater, but it could be related?
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Some TT's (particularly 5ver's, I think) have both an inside and an outside electric heating element switch.

Your water heater should be plugged into a 120VAC outlet near it. If you can find that outlet, unplug it and plug in a lamp or something that you tell is on or off. Then flip your mystery switch and see if the power at that outlet changes.
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Some TT's (particularly 5ver's, I think) have both an inside and an outside electric heating element switch.

Your water heater should be plugged into a 120VAC outlet near it. If you can find that outlet, unplug it and plug in a lamp or something that you tell is on or off. Then flip your mystery switch and see if the power at that outlet changes.
I can try that in the daylight, but seems like ever since I flipped the outside switch ON that it has NOT been running on gas since.
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