Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-17-2015, 09:07 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 6
Pinnacle kitchen lights not working

Hi everyone, this is my first post and I hope someone can help.

We live in a 2011 Jayco Pinnacle (36REQS). It's got non-LEDS for all the lighting. A couple of the overhead kitchen bulbs were burned out and I couldn't find any 12v bulbs, so I stuck some 10v ones in there and they worked fine.

Now it's a week later and NONE of the kitchen lights come on, not even the ones that weren't burned out.

Fuses seem fine, nothing is tripped. The circuit box (Cutler-Hammer brand) has a green light that was blinking till I pressed the "wizard mode" button, now it's a steady green but still no lights. Every other light inside the RV works.

Any ideas?
__________________

Han Solo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2015, 07:17 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
VicS1950's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 517
The lower voltage lamps may have pulled more current or failed and caused a momentary short as they did either of which may have blown a fuse. I would still suspect a fuse. Closely look at all fuses using a flashlight or better yet check them with a VOM meter. The older style glass fuses showed open much better than the new plastic covered fuses do.

vic
__________________

VicS1950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2015, 09:57 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Missouri City, The Republic of Texas
Posts: 3,010
Vic has good advice. The 12V items (lights mostly) are protected by fuses and the 120V things (AC, fridge, Micro..) are protected by breakers. If your fuse panel uses the flat blade auto type fuses you need to pull them out to check. Most times a visual inspection will reveal a melted fuse but I've had a couple of occasions where a fuse looked good but the VOM proved it otherwise. In our 5th I've had one switch fail but it was easy to tell since the rocker was loose and had no "snap" when moved.
__________________
Cheers,
T_

2013 F-350 CC SB 2WD 6.7PS
2013 Eagle Premier 351 RLTS
-SOLD- 2012 X23B
-SOLD- 2003 Ford Expedition 5.4, Bilstein shocks
RedHorse1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2015, 09:31 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 6
Thanks for the replies. The fuses look normal. I don't have a voltmeter but fuses are pretty cheap. I'll replace them and see if that works.

Hopefully that's all it is, and I'll just keep looking for 12v bulbs.

Thanks again!
Han Solo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 02:59 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 6
So I'm an idiot. I got 12v, 10 WATT bulbs, not 10v bulbs. I bought fuses and replaced all of them and no dice. I also replaced the bulbs with new bulbs and with bulbs from other lights that work, and nothing.

Any other ideas? I can't think of anything else.
Han Solo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 04:27 PM   #6
Site Team
 
norty1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 12,056
Time to start looking for a loose connection. Start at the fuse panel.
__________________
Moderator
2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box
06 F350 Lariat PSD, SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." - Mark Twain
norty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2015, 04:34 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by norty1 View Post
Time to start looking for a loose connection. Start at the fuse panel.
I just left the local RV service dept. They said to check the light switch with a test light. I'll try that next and hopefully not electrocute myself.

When you say test for loose connections, are you talking about wires behind the fuse panel plate? I may have to get someone to look at it. Can't really take the RV to the service dept; that would take a 1 ton pickup that I don't have.
__________________

Han Solo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.