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Old 07-21-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Problem with Porch step light and O'HD light switch‏

Those 2 switch don't work since I smell something like plastic burning. And the same night I coundn't turn on the porch light either the O'hd light switch.
the other 2 switches ( Power step and compartment lights) are working very well.

I can't find the fuse or is there a way to check the wires for those 2 switch, because wires are in the wall with foam insulation.




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Old 07-22-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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have you checked both the coach 12v distribution panel and the chassis fuse boxes?
switch your 12v main off before checking.
the burning smell is worrying.
Isn't your 4 switch panel held in place by 4 screws?
Do you have any extra 12v appliances or accessories that might've been running?
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thank you, maybe I had something else plugged into the 12v. I'll check the other fuse box chassis. but these two switches are connected to the fuse panel chassis or coach? yes, it is the switch panel 4 Held in place by four screws. Also, the burning smell was right in entering the rv.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #4
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heh, good question. I don't have a confirmed answer but I assume that because they are so close to the coach batteries (in mine anyway) that they isolate certain circuits that then go on to the 12V fuse panel. The intent being that it's easier to flip those switches than figure out which fuse it is on the panel. It could be the other way around though; fuse panel then switches or maybe bypass completely!

However I would consider testing by splicing a wire from a switch leg that is working to the bad one(s) and seeing if that gets you back up. if so then you will have to fault trace that wire. if you want to use a fuse then put a 10amp inline fuse on the splice.

you could also run a wire from battery +ive to switch and see if that gets them up.
if you haven't pulled that 4 switch panel then I'd have a look behind there because it sounds like a short caused a melt down around there somewhere.

I'll try to have a look at my panel to see if I can clarify how things are wired.
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I finally found the troubleshooting, it was a fuse. thank you for your help.

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