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Old 06-14-2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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I have a Keystone Cougar 302RLS TT. We bought it new in 2010 and have had no electrical problems until now. Last week while I was getting ready for a camping weekend I pluged in the trailer and the outside flood light located by the front door came on even though it was not turned on. Nothing I did would turn this light off. I finally removed the bulb but I don't understand what would cause this. This light only has 1 switch that I know of and I removed the switch and pulled the wire but the light stayed on. Could it be a short and if so, How can I trace it without a wiring diagram. Any ideas? Please help, Mike
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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Has to be a shorted across some where. I'd use a volt meter on both sides of the switch just to be sure and than go from there.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
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The switch is shorted, that's the part that controls the light. Fairly common problem depending on the type of switch used,, If it is a "SCARE" light (The big round ones that are super bright) as opposed to a porch light (Usually around 25 watts, 2-2.5 amps) the switches tend to be a tad "Anemic" and eventually fail to open properly.
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Thanks for the replies. I will check out the switch. Could that still be the problem even though I pulled the hot wire from yhe switch and the light stays on? Thanks, Mike
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Are you sure you pulled the hot wire? Many switches have 3 wires.. One is a chassis ground.


It is possible the short is elsewhere, but it will most likely be close to the switch (Pull out as much wire as you can and inspect)
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