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Old 12-06-2022, 01:50 PM   #1
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Switches at entry door

Hello all, New to Forum. New to me and also RVing. Just bought a 2000 HR Ambassador 37PBS. Where do you find out what all these switches are for. Nothing is labeled except awning and no mention of them in owners manual. I really don't like just pushing switches without really knowing what they are for. My mistake for not videoing lady telling me what they were for. MH was plugged into shore power when I looked at it and I would hate to turn on/off something that will drain batteries, Thanks
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Do you have a set of wiring diagrams? It might show what the switches are.


I have a different set up but the switches may be for basement light, step lights, and one may be the salesman switch. The salesman switch controls a relay that turns the 12 volt power supply to the house off.
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No I don't have any wiring diagrams except for stairs, but they don't list awitch locations. Thanks for the reply thou
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Just guess, but if factory, they would be labeled. Possible owner added somewhere along the line. Maybe someone with the same coach will reply.
Best of luck solving their functions.
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Hello all, New to Forum. New to me and also RVing. Just bought a 2000 HR Ambassador 37PBS. Where do you find out what all these switches are for. Nothing is labeled except awning and no mention of them in owners manual. I really don't like just pushing switches without really knowing what they are for. My mistake for not videoing lady telling me what they were for. MH was plugged into shore power when I looked at it and I would hate to turn on/off something that will drain batteries, Thanks
I would guess the bottom switch is on the bottom because I think it would have an indicator light. When you click it you should loose the house lights. Turn on one of your house lights and flip the switch. The other two should be porch light and stair lights. just turn them on and you will see the lights come on.
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I would guess the bottom switch is on the bottom because I think it would have an indicator light. When you click it you should loose the house lights. Turn on one of your house lights and flip the switch. The other two should be porch light and stair lights. just turn them on and you will see the lights come on.
The bottom switch isn't an on/off switch it appears to be a two position switch like the awning. I will give what you said a try in the morning. Thank you
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Step cover?
Step switch to control the automatic retraction and extension of the steps when going in and out but may be overidden when the ignition is on.
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Easy way is to turn them on and off to see what is happening, with the coach parked and also when it is running.

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Things I would be looking for:

1) porch light
2) master ceiling light switch, but you still need the light switch on at the light
3) master basement light switch
4) stairs switch when engine not running that controls is if stairs retract every time you close the door
5) salesman switch which turns on/off the master switch to the house batteries.
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Just start flipping switches! You won't blow anything up!
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The bottom switch isn't an on/off switch it appears to be a two position switch like the awning. I will give what you said a try in the morning. Thank you
I noticed it looked to be a two position switch, probably spring loaded to center. My guess is battery disconnect. Me, I'd turn em off/on, one at a time of course, and see what happens. Can't imagine it hurting anything.

Is there another switch panel in the coach? There will be switches for awning (if electric), water heater (possibly two for propane and an electric element), water pump, door steps, battery disconnect (might be two for coach and chassis), generator start/stop, lights, and possibly an inverter.

I lean towards the ones with indicator lights being water heater and water pump.
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Step cover?
Step switch to control the automatic retraction and extension of the steps when going in and out but may be overidden when the ignition is on.
Step cover switch is in center console and have a switch marked steps in passenger armrest. My steps aren't working right now, but knew that when I bought it. Thanks
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Things I would be looking for:

1) porch light
2) master ceiling light switch, but you still need the light switch on at the light
3) master basement light switch
4) stairs switch when engine not running that controls is if stairs retract every time you close the door
5) salesman switch which turns on/off the master switch to the house batteries.
You are correct about basement light and porch light. Bottom switch still not sure. Could be for stairs or salesman switch as I here what sounds like a relay in up or down position. Stairs aren't working at the moment, but knew that when I bought it. Thanks
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