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Old 12-13-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Two Switches and their Functions

I have two switches that I do not know what functions they serve.
I own a 2003 Dolphin 5355 on a Workhorse.

The first switch is located next to the vanity Mirror on the left. It looks like a Light Switch, but it has a small Horizontal "Red" light just below it that will glow when lighted.

The second Switch is located as you enter the Coach.
The Switch is located below the panel of 6 other swithches that are all together.
This particular switch turns Red when switched on. Any help would be apprecaited.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:48 PM   #2
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Usually switch with red light is hot water heater, have water in tank and then switch it and go outside near vent and you should hear tank.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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Separate switch next to door might be to switch bay lights off/on...
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:22 PM   #4
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In my 06 Surf Side, the switch in the bathroom with a red light is for the water pump. There are also two other switches for it, one on the main panel in the living area, and the other in the wet bay itself.
Again, on my unit I have two switches with red lights near the entrance. One is for the compartment lights and the other is the battery disconnect. Lights lit mean the compartment lights are on and the batteries are connected.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #5
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On my 03 Dolphin LX the switch to the left of the mirror is the electric switch for the hot water. By the entrance door I have a lighted switch which is for the basement lights but it is on the panel not below.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #6
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The red lighted switch by the door is most likely the coach battery disconnect switch. When lit, this means the battery(s) are connected to the 12v systems of the coach (living space). You generally leave it on unless stored. It could also be the compartment lights (all outside compartments) are on. This is lighted because unless you are on shore power, they would run your battery(s) dead fairly quickly.

The read light in the bath is either a water pump switch (lit means it's on) and you may have 2 more, one in the hall and perhaps one in the kitchen. This allows you to turn the water pump on/off from several locations.

If you have a 120vac water heater along with propane, this could be a switch and indicator that you are using 120vac instead of or addition to propane.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:15 PM   #7
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The Switch at the door entrance is below a 6 panel of switches that indicates: Battery, Porch Lights, Steps, Disconnect, Ceiling Light and Compartment. The switch I am referring to is an Independent switch located below the other six switches.

The switch next to the vanity could be the Hot water heater because it is located just below the Pump and light switches. I will check tomorrow.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:58 PM   #8
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The switch next to your vanity mirror is definitely for the hot water heater. The switch at you entry sounds like an add on. Let us know when you find out what it operates. Did the prior owner install an electric patio awning. Could be for that.
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I have a 04 5355 and on mine the switch next to the vanity is the water pump. The switch below the other bank of switches is the inverter on and off
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In my 06 Surf Side, the switch in the bathroom with a red light is for the water pump. There are also two other switches for it, one on the main panel in the living area, and the other in the wet bay itself.
Again, on my unit I have two switches with red lights near the entrance. One is for the compartment lights and the other is the battery disconnect. Lights lit mean the compartment lights are on and the batteries are connected.
same here
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:17 PM   #11
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In my '02 Dolphin, the switch by the vanity is the electric water heater switch, the one by the door controls the basement lights.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:02 AM   #12
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2003 Dolphin 5355

Finally found out the Functions of the Two Switches.

The Switch to the left of the Vanity Mirror turns the Hot Water Heater On/Off.

The Switch by the Entrance Door Turns the Inverter On/Off.

Thanks to all of you who responded!
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:43 AM   #13
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I have a 2003 Seabreeze. The switch on the left below the bank of six swithches is your inverter. Flip it on and see if you can turn your TV on. I didn't even know I had an inverter in my coach until I flipped it one day and turned on the TV. I was tickled that I could watch TV while I was dry camping.


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The Switch at the door entrance is below a 6 panel of switches that indicates: Battery, Porch Lights, Steps, Disconnect, Ceiling Light and Compartment. The switch I am referring to is an Independent switch located below the other six switches.

The switch next to the vanity could be the Hot water heater because it is located just below the Pump and light switches. I will check tomorrow.
Thanks for all the input...
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:45 AM   #14
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Sorry, I didn't see your last post. You already had it figured out.
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