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Old 12-09-2017, 07:50 AM   #1
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Galley overhead lights (eight of them) have started to turn themselves off and on! I checked the fuse and it was good. I changed it anyway. The Occurrence is not cyclic. Sometimes they will run for hours and then turn off or they may run 20 seconds and turn off. Sometimes they will come back on without input and other times they have to be switched. flip the switch and they may come on or not. I disconnected and reconnected the wires on the back of the switch. The fact that they all turn off and on i suppose would indicate the power wire from the fuse box to the switch.
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Galley overhead lights (eight of them) have started to turn themselves off and on! I checked the fuse and it was good. I changed it anyway. The Occurrence is not cyclic. Sometimes they will run for hours and then turn off or they may run 20 seconds and turn off. Sometimes they will come back on without input and other times they have to be switched. flip the switch and they may come on or not. I disconnected and reconnected the wires on the back of the switch. The fact that they all turn off and on i suppose would indicate the power wire from the fuse box to the switch.


A loose wire or bad switch internals. Read voltage at switch terminal that feeds lights. If good read input to switch.
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:24 AM   #3
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bad wire crimp on the terminal that the fuse slides in on back of the fuse holder. when lights go off, go to the fuse panel and see if the fuse is warm. I've had to replace multiple connectors on the back side of the fuse panels.

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Old 12-09-2017, 08:58 AM   #4
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I have multiplex wiring in my 2007 Allure. I'm assuming you have the same in your 2005. The circuit board behind the multiplex switches may be failing. I if remember correctly there is only one switch panel that controls my galley lighting (8 soffit lights). It is the panel that is on the front of the galley cabinet below the sink. I am not aware of a testing procedure to test the switch circuit board.

Check the fuses and LEDs on the multiplex control board, mine is located behind a removable panel in the washer/dryer cabinet in bedroom. I may have a multiplex manual in my files somewhere - i'll go look.

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I appreciate your telling me the location of this board.
I checked the wire from the fuse. It was hot. I checked the wire at the switch and it was not hot. I will look for this multiplexing board.
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My washer is not in the bedroom. It is just forward of the toilet, passenger side.
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Sorry - my washer dryer is in the back. Do you have a closet in the passenger rear? My panel is a removable panel in that closet.

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I will look but the 12v fuse block is in a panel just aft of the toilet on passenger side. There are cabinets just forward of the toilet above the washer.
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Sorry for not being clear. The multiplex controllers and fuses are usually hidden behind a removable panel, usually near the back of a coach. It is different from the 12V house distribution fuse panel. I am not near my coach so cannot take a picture.
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PS All my comments assume you do have multiplex wiring controlling your lights.

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I will be at the storage this afternoon and check it out.
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I did not find a multiplex panel. I searched the schematics and did not the word"multiplex". In the whole book I did not find a description of the wire routing from the fuse box to the switch. The fuse is marked "co" sensor and galley lights. The Co sensor is on the front driver slide and the galley light switch is on the front passenger slide. Opposite slides same wire. There must be a con ector somewhere. Where?
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I have a 07 Allure as well like BrianGlenn, here’s a picture of the Intellitec board in the rear closet/cabinet on the passenger side. This panel was about 18” x 24”.

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don't think 05's have multiplex switching.......

my fuses check good with a test light. remove the fuse and check connectors that the fuse came out of...one side is hot, the other isn't.......the one that is not hot is the one with the bad crimp......current goes through the fuse, but stops because of poor connection between the wire and the crimped connector......that makes the wire/fuse warm......ive had this multiple times in my coach Luther 2006 affinity
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