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Old 09-03-2008, 07:32 PM   #1
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I keep blowing the fuse that powers the marker lights on the outside of the camper. I have looked at all the bulbs and they look ok. I have not pulled them all out or looked at the wiring under each light because they are sealed and dont want to break the seal if I dont have to. Any suggestions on how to find the problem?
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I keep blowing the fuse that powers the marker lights on the outside of the camper. I have looked at all the bulbs and they look ok. I have not pulled them all out or looked at the wiring under each light because they are sealed and dont want to break the seal if I dont have to. Any suggestions on how to find the problem?
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:39 PM   #3
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There are several possible reasons for this.

First: The hot wire to the lights has come loose somewhere and is touching ground.

Second: The wires to the lights have been pinched somewhere and have shorted together.

Third: You have had water get behind one (or more) of the lights and the terminals have corroded together.
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Try pulling all the bulbs out and repacing fuse. If it hold reinstall 1 bulb at a time. If it does not hold you will have to troubleshoot it from one end or the other.
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I just noticed that you stated you HADN'T removed any bulbs yet. In that case a VERY common problem is that some moisture has caused one (or more) of the bulb bases to corrode and shorted the socket terminals together. If this is in fact the case it will be quite obvious to the eye when you remove the bulbs.
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thanks for the help I have not spent much time on it yet but these are good suggestions. I will let everyone know what I find.
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I have just spent the night taking out all the light bases and pulling the wires out from inside the wall and found a light with a splice connector with one wire that does not go anywhere and no cap or electrical tape on it and I think it was touching the metal siding and shorting out because sometimes it would be fine and then I drive away and then it blows the fuse. Hopefully that was the problem
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Most problems are solved just as you did. Trouble shooting. If everything was as it should be, you wouldn't have had a problem. Good show !!!
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Thanks. We just got back from my kids motocross race, we traveled about 300 miles and there still working so I think I fixed it! Thanks everyone.
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