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Old 11-26-2012, 05:04 PM   #1
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Motion Porch Light question

Hope fully someone has already figured this out. I purchased a Smart Light 1000 Motion/Day-Night Porch Light to replace the standard porch light on my 2009 Journey 34y. While I was getting ready...preparing to start... contemplating...and procrastinating....I realized when I use my remote door fob to unlock the coach, the porch light comes on for a few minutes. Then when I turn the switch in the coach on (which will need to be on all the time at night to activate the auto feature) another exterior light on the curb side rear up at the top of the coach is constantly on.. So do I get two motion lights and replace both of them? and also the festoon bulb light over the switches and 3 or 4 small lights at the top of the entrance foot well and bottom of front dash stay on. Should I put in another switch just for the one main porch light. During camping trips I see many other coaches with the motion lights that go on as I walk my dogs at night, so someone must have worked this out.

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Old 11-26-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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I would add a switch for the main porch light. Check your wiring diagram to see how they all work off the same switch. Remove the main light from the group and jumper the 12 volt over to the new switch.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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I would add a switch for the main porch light. Check your wiring diagram to see how they all work off the same switch. Remove the main light from the group and jumper the 12 volt over to the new switch.
That was one of my thoughts also. What about replacing the two way rocker with a three way rocker. All On, porch only, and all off?
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That would be a great solution.
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I put 2 on, sync'ed them and let it go at that. The lights around the stairwell stay on all the time. As far as I'm concerned, it's no big deal
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I put 2 on, sync'ed them and let it go at that. The lights around the stairwell stay on all the time. As far as I'm concerned, it's no big deal
That is probably the easiest solution and back light will come on auto if I or anyone comes up to that side at night. I just was not sure two would work in auto mode on same circuit. Thanks for the info.
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