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Old 01-20-2020, 07:14 PM   #1
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97 Bounder outlets will only power glass bulbs

Got 10 low power LED's and I'd like to use them above the sink and dining table however those fixtures will only power glass bulbs. Testing the LED's is very easy I just take 2 steps to the fixture above the fridge and they work fine. The double switch can be a little funky but you'ed think they'ed have lit up by now.
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Led bulbs are polairty sence
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:32 PM   #3
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Led bulbs are polairty sence
Yes, some leds are polarity sensitive, especially the less expensive ones, but not all. That may be your issue.
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It's a 97 guys, there's only one way to put the bulbs in.
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If we are talking DC light bulbs, the fixtures may be wired backwards with the ground on the wrong side, incandescent bulbs would not care about this, but most LED's will. Testing with a multimeter would quickly sort this out, even one of those $5 multimeters from Harbor Freight.
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If we are talking DC light bulbs, the fixtures may be wired backwards with the ground on the wrong side, incandescent bulbs would not care about this, but most LED's will. Testing with a multimeter would quickly sort this out, even one of those $5 multimeters from Harbor Freight.

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You know the bulbs work. Test the polarity of the fixtures where the bulbs work and where they don't. If the polarity is different, simply rewire the fixture in which they fail.
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Good advice. At our shop we ran into reverse polarity in the lights many times. The guys building the motorhomes know the lights will work either polarity, so they aren't careful about polarity when installing the fixtures.
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Fleetwood has all polarity backwards for lights.
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My 2012 was fine, except for the outside light, it was wired backwards.
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Fleetwood has all polarity backwards for lights.
This might be true for your coach but we were a Fleetwood dealer and most were wired correctly.
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Thanks, Mick Fleetwood.
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Fixtures seem to be wired the same, white with ring terminal on the outer and black on the pin. Not in the mood to destroy/alter anything there.
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The question though is which of those wires is positive and which is negative? By automotive wiring standards white would be positive and black negative, unfortunately by trailer wiring standard used on many RV's black is positive and white is negative.
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Not stripping any ring terminals today, guess that leaves something under the hood or whatever it is over the table.
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