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Old 11-26-2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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Pace Arrow Engine Compartment Light won't turn off?

This evening I had my 2003 Pace Arrow 36B pulled up on my driveway, and after dark noticed that the light inside the engine compartment was on. I cannot find a switch on, or nearby to turn it off. As I never go in there after dark, this could be a long time problem. When the the front is closed, it's hard to notice.

Interestingly....this is only happens when using shore power. When I disconnected shore power it goes off.

Any help in figuring out what's going on would be appreciated.

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:19 AM   #2
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Just a thought but search the dash and entry door area for a "cargo" or "storage" or "utility" light switch. Still, that wouldn't explain the shore power issue.

Strange problem here. Keep me in the loop.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:44 AM   #3
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Light

Is the engine light 12 V or 110 V?
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:52 AM   #4
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On the dash there is a switch for the exterior cargo lights and the left side 'porch' light, the engine compartment light is controlled by this switch also. Don't know why it only works on shore power, it is a 12v light
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:01 AM   #5
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With the utility light switch ON and the battery disconnects at the entry door in the disconnect mode, the 12v light would be OFF when NOT plugged into shore power. When plugged into shore power it would be powered by the converter and it would be ON. No mystery
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:04 AM   #6
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If the battery disconnect is turned off, the light would have 12v (from the converter)when plugged in, but would go out when unplugged.
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On my 98 pace arrow, the switch for the hood light,is on the dash. It has a picture of a light bulb on the switch.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:55 PM   #8
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Pace Arrow Light problem solved

Thanks to all who responded to my post.

The engine compartment light did have a switch on the dash. As the switch was unmarked, I had no idea what it controlled. I have since used my label maker to mark it. What made this find more difficult is that I also have another switch on the dash with a light bulb symbol that is not connected to anything (I assume for a spotlight or add on lights.

I can't believe that the smart people who made the workhorse chassis put the switch on the dash. What a dumb idea. Why not just put a switch right on the light as is found on the cargo lights. Then you could turn it on and off as needed.

Anyway, on to troubleshooting the satellite!

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Thanks to all who responded to my post.

The engine compartment light did have a switch on the dash. As the switch was unmarked, I had no idea what it controlled. I have since used my label maker to mark it. What made this find more difficult is that I also have another switch on the dash with a light bulb symbol that is not connected to anything (I assume for a spotlight or add on lights.

I can't believe that the smart people who made the workhorse chassis put the switch on the dash. What a dumb idea. Why not just put a switch right on the light as is found on the cargo lights. Then you could turn it on and off as needed.

Anyway, on to troubleshooting the satellite!

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It wasn't workhorse who put it there. It was Fleetwood. Workhorse only made the chassis (running gear). Otherwise your unit is identical to a Pace on a Ford chassis.
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