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Old 09-20-2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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Overhead Lights in Jayco 28.5 Eagle

The lights that run down the center of the living room do not work. The covers were slightly burnt. I thought he bulbs were bad so i replaced them, still nothing. I checked all the fuses and nothing.
What would i look at next?

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Old 09-20-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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This might be a crazy question, but those lights usually are on a light switch on the wall. Have you checked the switch yet? Get to the backside of the switch and use a volt meter to see if you have power to the switch. I suspect you have a loose connection at the switch, or a bad switch.

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Old 09-21-2012, 07:06 PM   #3
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Agree with Jagiven about the potential switch problem, but the burned covers is also a concern. If all the covers are burned, something is getting too hot. Do you have all fuses, or is there a breaker in the circuit somewhere ? I have had a situation in my house where the breaker did not blow, and wires got hot enough to blacken the insulation. Later we found a mouse had gotten in the wall and chewed the insulation just enough to cause a mini-short which did not blow the breaker. You might want to pull the covers and check the wiring at the lights to see if there's a problem there, as well as checking the switch.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:05 PM   #4
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i will check the voltage at the switch.
There are fuses and breakers in the box, but i think the breakers are for the ac devices (microwave etc)

those little bulbs (921) get very hot if left on for extended periods of time.

i will probably replace them all with LED.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:35 PM   #5
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You also have a panel of 12v fuses, look like automotive fuses as well. In every RV that I've owned the 12 volt are usually near the 120volt breakers.

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