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Old 12-07-2019, 08:13 PM   #1
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Storage compartment lights?

What's the trick to get the lights the storage compartments in our 2012 Fleetwood Bounder 33C to light? The switches in the compartments don't do anything-- perhaps there's some kind of toggle somewhere?

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Old 12-07-2019, 08:33 PM   #2
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I dont know your year specifically but, we had a 2016 Bounder and now a 2019 Southwind and both had a switch by the stairs and entry door that read "cargo lights" that button turns them all on and all off. I never touched the switches on the lights themselves, never needed to.

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Old 12-07-2019, 09:43 PM   #3
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IIRC, on our coach there is a switch on the dashboard that controls the compartment lights. Then, each light fixture has a switch on it as well.

We also changed the bulbs to LEDs. If the incandescent bulbs are left on for a long time the heat melts the fixture lens and could potentially start a fire.
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Old 12-08-2019, 05:55 PM   #4
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On my rig I have a utility light switch by the drivers seat. It powers three clear 12 volt lights, one under hood in front, one in wet bay and one at the rear just above radiator.
I have a switch by the entry door thats for the basement lights. Also, each of my basement lights have a switch on them.
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:16 PM   #5
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I dont know your year specifically but, we had a 2016 Bounder and now a 2019 Southwind and both had a switch by the stairs and entry door that read "cargo lights" that button turns them all on and all off. I never touched the switches on the lights themselves, never needed to.

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Aha--appears to be one of those situations where what I'm looking for is "hidden in plain site".

We're pretty snowed in at the moment but I did see that among all the switches just inside the door there's one labeled "Luggage compartment". Could have sworn I checked all those in the past.

The previous owner had replaced all of the lighting inside with LED bulbs, not sure whether those down there were replaced as well. Will check when we get thawed out a bit.

Thanks for the input!
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Old 12-10-2019, 06:44 AM   #6
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On our 2004 Bounder 35B,there is a switch by the door well for it. Ours is not marked but does have a light on it when on. Our storage bins have 12 volt incandescent bulbs.

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