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Old 10-12-2012, 11:47 PM   #1
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Floor level safety lights out

I have a 98 Newmar Mt. Aire gasser. There are two floor level safety lights, one in the front room at the b'room's threshold and another in the b'room at the bottom of a closet. We leave these on all the time; it keeps us from stepping on our little animals. The switches are on the wall to the right of the bed.
Both lights went off at the same time. I've looked at the fuse box that's accessed via a wooden hatch on the outside of the bedframe. That blasted box is almost impossible to reach and even more difficult to read. Anyway, I haven't checked every fuse but anything that may have to do with lights I've checked.
So far, nothing...does anyone know of a fuse associated with these lights or whether they're wired in such a way as to cause both to go out? Checking the bulbs physically shows nothing unusual. Thanks.
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Do they run on one switch? and there is a fuse in that for them if you have some needle nose pliers it makes it easier to pull them out to look at them
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:55 AM   #3
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Floor Lights etc

Yes, there's one switch. I have a fuse puller. They could be "grandfathered" in to another circuit, like Refrigerator, etc. I'll have to pull each fuse.

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Old 10-13-2012, 12:25 PM   #4
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check your dash for a toggle switch labeled curt the lights u are refering to are called courtesy lights

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Old 10-13-2012, 02:37 PM   #5
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I checked the toggle, but that didn't fix the problem. Maybe I need to take a closer look at the in-dash fuse box. I did that yesterday but not thoroughly.
Couldn't find anything that looked applicable except one for door lights.
Changed that one, no result.
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On some, those lights are also controlled by the operation of the steps.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:41 AM   #7
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I checked the toggle, but that didn't fix the problem. Maybe I need to take a closer look at the in-dash fuse box. I did that yesterday but not thoroughly.
Couldn't find anything that looked applicable except one for door lights.
Changed that one, no result.
i replaced my lamps with ge de3022 festoon style lamps from freddy meyers. they all work well now.
mine are fused by one of the 6 lamp fuses on the house 12v panel, no separate fuses for just these lamps. i don't know which one controls the festoon lamps.
someone on this forum replaced their festoon lamps with led lamps. i don't know how well they worked. they are kinda pricey but should last a lot longer than the 3022 lamps if you run them all the time.

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i replaced my lamps with ge de3022 festoon style lamps from freddy meyers. they all work well now.
mine are fused by one of the 6 lamp fuses on the house 12v panel, no separate fuses for just these lamps. i don't know which one controls the festoon lamps.
someone on this forum replaced their festoon lamps with led lamps. i don't know how well they worked. they are kinda pricey but should last a lot longer than the 3022 lamps if you run them all the time.

Festoon Dome Lights
i guess this website went down as my edit didn't take.
my last suggestion was to check the installed festoon lamps for voltage with a multimeter. if you have 12v+, remove the lamps and check them for continuity using the ohms setting of the multimeter.
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Our rig has two courtesy lights as well. After some frustration trying to figure out why they weren't working, I discovered one bulb was shot, and one needed a wiggle. Ours aren't festoon type - they're a small push-in (don't have the # handy here).
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