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Old 10-05-2020, 04:21 PM   #1
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Ceiling Light Switch Problem?

I have a 2003 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40 ft
diesel pusher.
Located by the entrance door in the dash are 4 switches. One is labeled ceiling light.
I had my ceiling lights on and when I turned the Ceiling light switch off- the 3 ceiling lights went off. When I turned the switch back on the ceiling lights did not come back on and have not come on since that time.
My question is whether there is a fuse located somewhere that I could check or whether the switch went bad or some other problem.
I have no books with wiring diagrams to consult and no other literature that may give a clue as to what or where to check.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Do you by any chance have a switch in your bedroom located next to or near the bedroom light switch. We have one there that turns on the lights. It shouldn't affect them either way, but maybe you could at least test them from there too.
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Old 10-05-2020, 04:37 PM   #3
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Check that the battery disconnect switch (should be on that same switch panel) didn't get accidentally get turned off.
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Old 10-05-2020, 04:45 PM   #4
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Bedroom ceiling lights work-ceiling lights around living room and kitchen dont work-there are 3 of them.
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Check that the battery disconnect switch (should be on that same switch panel) didn't get accidentally get turned off.
Battery Cut Off switch is in off position.
Problem lies elsewhere.
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Battery Cut Off switch is in off position.
Problem lies elsewhere.
Is that a typo? If battery cut off switch is OFF, that is likely your problem.
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just had the same problem last week, took switch out by the entrance door and pulled wires off the spade connectors and re attached has been working fine since then.
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Is that a typo? If battery cut off switch is OFF, that is likely your problem.
Not a typo but probably an incorrect choice of words.
The switch has a lock that locks the switch in up position which kills the 12 volts to lights and other appliances. When you release the lock on the rocker the switch can then be switched to the other position which restores the 12 volts to affected circuits.
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I just located a terminal diagram for the switch that controls the ceiling lights.
It shows what each terminal does and the switching sequence.
With the diagram, I can troubleshoot the switch to determine whether that is bad and eliminate one unknown. I will get to that sometime tomorrow!
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My ceiling lights are all daisy chained together and I also lost all of them. Try taking each light out of ceiling and checking connections. Mine were wire nutted together and one of the wire nuts had come apart from the vibration.
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My ceiling lights are all daisy chained together and I also lost all of them. Try taking each light out of ceiling and checking connections. Mine were wire nutted together and one of the wire nuts had come apart from the vibration.
Found the problem-it was the switch itself.
I was fortunate enough to find a terminal diagram and what each terminal was connected to and also how the switch worked internally.
Based on that diagram, I jumped a couple of wires on the back of the switch and the ceiling lights lit up.
I found a similar switch online and have ordered it-a $15 fix!
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Found the problem-it was the switch itself....
I found a similar switch online and have ordered it-a $15 fix!
Nice when you put on the thinking cap and things go easy-peasy!
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I took the switch apart and cleaned the contacts. Done that to several of the switches in our 04..
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You just need to be careful when removing those old switches. We were replacing our dash panels & a couple of those switches just popped apart while trying to remove them. Once that happens, you need to buy new.
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