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Old 10-10-2017, 08:04 PM   #1
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Looking for 12V fuses in Bounder

I have a 2011 Bounder 34B classic. My porch light, grab handle light and one row of ceiling lights quit working. I know there is a fuse box in the engine compartment and another on the left dash by the driver but both don't look like they contain fuses for the 12V lighting. Is there another fuse box somewhere?

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Old 10-10-2017, 08:15 PM   #2
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Just a hunch but try looking in the back closet area where the AC breakers are. In my Bounder there is a 12 VDC panel above the AC breakers that controls all the interior lighting. Yours may be different but, like I said, it's a hunch.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:19 AM   #3
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Thanks for responding. My bounder has the breaker beneath the refrigerator but does not house a 12V breaker box. Guess I will have to call Fleetwood.

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Old 10-14-2017, 04:51 AM   #4
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There is usually a small 3" x 5" black panel in the back bedroom. the cover snaps off and fuses are beneath it. Your bcc also houses many 12v fuses.
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Old 10-23-2017, 10:59 PM   #5
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My coach has a false drawer front under the drawer bank in the master bedroom. The circuit breaker panel is there along with the fuses that control the interior DC circuits.
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Old 10-24-2017, 10:30 PM   #6
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Since you are all looking for the 12v panel, do you have any idea where the fuse for the solar panel is located? I'm referring to the solar panel that trickles the batteries and has a small red light on the A/C panel in the ceiling. I already checked the small panel in the bedroom and it's not there.

Somewhere I heard it could be located under the hood on the firewall behind the air filter. I have found this panel but can't remove the cover for some reason. I would try harder to open it if that is the location of the fuse for solar panel.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:39 AM   #7
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Wish I could help but my MH does not have solar
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:25 PM   #8
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Ben,

The fuse for the solar panel is in the Battery Control Center (BCC) usually found where you were looking. The BCC looks like this picture.

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Even though this is for a diesel coach they are all alike in appearance. To open it you lift the lever at the top and bottom and pull the panel towards you. The picture shows the top lever secured and the bottom lever lifted. On the panel inside look for the fuse marked solar.
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Fuse #18 in this photo of the BCC is for the solar panel.

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thanks c92vette and Clifftall. I'll run outside and check this. I am taking my MH back to storage today and hopefully I can take care of this before I go. Pics worked great, Thanks!!
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I found the solar fuse but it was not blown. I need to go back and check to see if there is wiring to the battery terminals that could be from the solar panel. Maybe a previous owner decided to hook back up after a battery change. Any thoughts?
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The most common point of failure on you solar system is the LED assembly. In the LED package is 3 diodes in series which is paralleled with the LED. That gives the necessary voltage drop for the LED to display. To check the LED assembly, remove it and hook the two leads of the assembly to 12 volts. If it doesn't light, it's broke. Mine failed and I got out the ol soldering iron and made a new one.

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The most common point of failure on you solar system is the LED assembly. In the LED package is 3 diodes in series which is paralleled with the LED. That gives the necessary voltage drop for the LED to display. To check the LED assembly, remove it and hook the two leads of the assembly to 12 volts. If it doesn't light, it's broke. Mine failed and I got out the ol soldering iron and made a new one.

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Was it still sending voltage to the batteries even though it wasn't lighting the LED?
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Sorry about the late reply. If the LED is out, it's probably a failed diode not the LED. So no charge to the battery.
Mine failed on my Bounder many years ago. I fabricated a new LED/diode assembly from Radio Shack stuff.
But then I realized the panel is only 5 watts. It's not worth the time and effort.
It really too small to serve any useful purpose.
If you really need to maintain your batteries off grid, step up to 100 watts or more.

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