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Old 12-16-2018, 04:20 PM   #121
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So I only need to run the ONE hot wire? Don't bother with the ground from the stereo to the switch?

I ordered some scotch locks so will get this done next week.
I hate to jump in again as things are going well but please rethink the scotch locks as your choice of wire connectors. They are the worst.

Using the splice method mentioned earlier using soldering and heat shrink is the best with butt connectors somewhere in between the two.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:45 PM   #122
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Agree with not using scotch locks. They partially cut the wire. Use a hot glue gun to secure the wires out of sight.
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Old 12-17-2018, 07:00 PM   #123
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Hey Larry, as far as the street light effect goes and if it effected me, I will just say that I took the path that made sense to me at the time. If I ripped into all that wire it would have been a waste. Measure twice cut once? I just kept on the path if investigation based on what you all recommended. Anyway, you still get pizza and beer.

Went to the rig this AM and sure enough "SHORT" cut the hot wire entering the slide wall from the floor and short gone. So that's that. Jury rigged (sp) a wire from the radio 12V to the puck light switch, reconnected the dining room light switch and all is well in LED land. Everything works, radio plays well. I get no over the air TV where I live so will check out the TV amp at first opportunity but I do not expect any issues. All my connectors arrive tomorrow via Amazon and I will put it all back together later in the week and give myself a good Christmas present. My next post will be when all is done. It's you guys that deserve the present. This only cost me connector and a bit of time and I enjoyed the entire process.

So thanks once again. I will be back before the holiday.
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Old 12-18-2018, 08:38 AM   #124
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Glad you found the problem. I agree about the scotch locks, they are a bad deal. Butt connectors with built in heat shrink work pretty well. Jay
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:58 PM   #125
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I got her done today. She is all wired, labeled and back together. I ditched the scotch lock as ordered. I didn't have any AC at the storage yard so I used a butt connector for now. When I bring it to the house next time I will solder the connections at the radio.

Well this thread has 125 posts, not bad. I think the only other topics that would gleam as much interest is if I started one about "the best trailer tires" or the "build quality of the rigs". I think I will pass on both of those

All kidding aside, I know many time we don't see the conclusions of these issues so wanted to post a final note and once again thank all of you for the assistance getting this fixed.

I wish you all a Happy Holiday and New year. Be safe out these on the road in 2019 and honk when you pass me.

I will be back in touch when I have my next issue. I know that wont be too long from now.
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Old 12-20-2018, 12:27 AM   #126
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Very satisfying to learn a new skill and solve a major problem as a result of the skill learned. Good job.
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:45 AM   #127
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!! Yes !!

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Old 12-26-2018, 05:13 PM   #128
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As for the hot /cold causing the short to occur and disappear, more than likely the short occurred on the inside of a curve in the wiring at the location of the short(a metal frame, screw etc). As the temperature increased the wire would increase in length slightly pushing the bare wire away from the short, and when the temperature cooled the wire would shorten slightly and cause the wire to contact the short.
Awesome job on locating and repairing the problem circuit.
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