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Old 05-09-2014, 10:38 AM   #1
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Unhappy 2005 Dutch Star dimmers won't turn on

Any ideas as to why our light dimmers won't turn on? We've got a 2005 Dutch Star Diesel Pusher, Newmar. Any ideas would be much appreciated. I checked the manuals and didn't find any help. Thank you!

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Originally Posted by jcc123 View Post
Any ideas as to why our light dimmers won't turn on? We've got a 2005 Dutch Star Diesel Pusher, Newmar. Any ideas would be much appreciated. I checked the manuals and didn't find any help. Thank you!
Not sure what you are asking. Which lights? Interior, headlights?

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Newmar was doing something that some call cheap and others call smart.

If you are talking about a 3 way switch then look for this.

What Newmar did was to have 12 volts go to one side of the switch and 6 volts to the other. So in the up position the lights are bright because of the 12 volts and in the down position they are dim because of only getting 6 volts. I know this because that is how my 06 MA is wired.

So check your battery bank and look to see it there is a wire hooked to one side of a battery (12-14 gauge) then follow the wire to the in line fuse and see if its OK. If it is then good luck finding the problem.
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