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Old 04-17-2017, 04:41 PM   #1
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Lights went out in the bedroom

I was wiring some DC Outlets so I disconnected the lights and cut the cords and shorted out the wires while they were alive this interned shut off all the lights in the back of my couch I'm wondering if it's a blown fuse or some kind of breaker. I have checked all my fuses under the dash and in the engine compartment and they all seem to be okay. Everything else in the RV works except for the rear lights.
I was wondering if anyone can shed light on this for me thanks

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Welcome to iRV2 .

No doubt that you've blown a fuse and finding all the fuses in an RV can be a real ..... I've found fuses in 10 different locations in my coach.
If you could add the year make and model of your coach to the post , you may find someone who knows exactly where to look .
You can set up a signature line , so the info shows up below all your post , as mine does below this one .
Click "Quick Links " below your welcome message. Then " Edit Signature " type in your coach info and then click " Save " at the bottom of the page .
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:41 PM   #3
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Only cut one wire at a time
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:42 PM   #4
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Old 04-18-2017, 05:05 AM   #5
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Also check the lights themselves. Possible they blew out at the same time depending where the fuse was and what wires were shorted
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Also check the lights themselves. Possible they blew out at the same time depending where the fuse was and what wires were shorted
Ok , I havent checked the lights bulbs. I will do that next , thank you.
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:45 PM   #8
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First let me preface this by saying I don't know the specifics of your particular coach.

However, a number of coaches use low voltage wall switches, which turn on a relay like device putting power to the lights. They don't use typical home wall switches which can switch 120vac devices. A brand for instance is a Spyder RV controls system. That system would have circuit breakers or fuses in it at that main systems panel.

Do you have a panel in a wall somewhere, would guess in the middle area of the coach?
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"Robdznutz".....Most likely, you blew a fuse. The problem is, there can be many fuse panels. Under your dash, under the hood and often in a cabinet or closet in the coach. Hopefully, someone will come along with a similar coach and possibly identify another fuse panel. My coach has four different fuse panels.

Lastly, don't just view the fuses. Take a volt/ohm meter and test them. I like to leave them in place and check them for power.
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If you can borrow a tone generator set from a telephone or A/V or electrician you can time the cut wire back at a fuse center.
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All of the coaches I have owned had a 12VDC breaker panel inside the coach. As I recall most are located behind a panel on the bed pedestal. The panel will have pop-out 12VDC breakers for all of the "house" 12VDC circuits, if you're lucky they may even be correctly labeled.

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All of the coaches I have owned had a 12VDC breaker panel inside the coach. As I recall most are located behind a panel on the bed pedestal. The panel will have pop-out 12VDC breakers for all of the "house" 12VDC circuits, if you're lucky they may even be correctly labeled.

Good luck,
Yep replaced the fuse and all is well thank you.
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