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Old 04-14-2024, 04:37 PM   #1
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Kitchen Lights Out

Hi! I have a 2017 Jayco Greyhawk. Presently, it is in my driveway and plugged into my electric.

For whatever reason the 2 lights over the kitchen counter and sink are not working. Everything else is fine. I checked the lights 2 days ago and they worked. I have checked the fuses and all is well.

Any suggestions, comments, etc?

Just not sure what is going on?



Always a puzzle!!!


Thanks for any input...


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Old 04-14-2024, 08:46 PM   #2
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I have a 2017 Greyhawk and had problems with the ceiling lights but never the ones over the sink. Did you know there was a recall for the ceiling lights as they were a fire hazard? They ran too hot. I got all new ones from the manufacturer (free) and replaced them myself.

Anyway, back to the sink light. The first area to check is the light itself. I don't know how the led bulb is held in place but pop the cover and see if the bulb snaps in by chance. If so, I would pop it out and put it back in. If you have a voltmeter and can easily measure across the bulb connections, check there. If you measure 12 volts and it turns on and off with the pushbutton, that is great. It would mean the bulb is bad.

The next check would be to measure the voltage at the light. 12 volts must be coming in. If so then the next item might be a faulty push button switch. A voltmeter would tell you a lot.
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Old 04-15-2024, 06:17 AM   #3
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The lights over the sink on my 2019 Greyhawk operate off of a separate switch than what turns on the ceiling interior lights. Could it be...??????
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Here is the photo

How do I remove the bulbs?

Each light has its' own switch.



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How do I remove the bulbs?

Each light has its' own switch.



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Those are regular 921 bulbs, and are supposed to pull straight out, but are more than likely stuck in the socket from the heat.

FIRMLY hold the white socket, and GENTLY wiggle the bulb to break it free. Those bulbs are very common, and available at any auto parts store or even Walmart.
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This might be a good time to think about replacing the lights with ledís.
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I found LED replacement bulbs on Amazon that'll plug right into the 921 sockets. They run cooler and use less electricity. That's one of the first things I did - go around and replace all the hot, incandescent 921s with LED bulbs
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Those are regular 921 bulbs, and are supposed to pull straight out, but are more than likely stuck in the socket from the heat.

FIRMLY hold the white socket, and GENTLY wiggle the bulb to break it free. Those bulbs are very common, and available at any auto parts store or even Walmart.
Just an FYI. Once upon a time (and only once) I firmly held the socket and gently wiggled the bulb to break it free and instead of breaking free the glass of the bulb broke in pieces and a decent piece of the bulb's glass entered deep into my thumb. It turned out to be a bloody mess for sure. Now I use a cloth or shop towel around the bulb whenever removing a stuck bulb. I have also used a doubled paper towel and a rubber jar opener thingy, which will give you a better grip if needed. ~CA
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How did this morph from lights not working to how to change a light bulb?
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How did this morph from lights not working to how to change a light bulb?
Hey, Iím happy to get any information that keeps me from hurting myself! Thanks for the posts!
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How did this morph from lights not working to how to change a light bulb?
The ops pictures of the lights show black bulbs. I would bet changing them to new ones would cure her issue. Easy and inexpensive first try.
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The ops pictures of the lights show black bulbs. I would bet changing them to new ones would cure her issue. Easy and inexpensive first try.
And the black ones are usually stuck in there increasing the risk of breaking one when changing them out. I'm with craig - use gloves or a towel. Go slow. Wiggle and tug.
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Hey Guys,


Yeah so the one light had two bad bulbs as you saw. However, there is another light with just one bulb that I barely used that one is out as well.
So I have replaced all the bulbs and still nothing....


Any thoughts?



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I did cut my finger on a night light..wow was that a mess....took it seems forever to heal. So I do understand....
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It may be there's a short or broken wire to those lights somewhere. We have the same ones everywhere in our 12 YO trailer and have yet to need to replace a bulb. You can also check for 12 volts to them, with a test light or volt/ohm meter.
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Hi! I have a 2017 Jayco Greyhawk. Presently, it is in my driveway and plugged into my electric.

For whatever reason the 2 lights over the kitchen counter and sink are not working. Everything else is fine. I checked the lights 2 days ago and they worked. I have checked the fuses and all is well.

CJS
Why would both bulbs blow out in such a short period of time? Is there any concern that the power source is incorrect?
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Lights

Everything else is working and it was working all along. It is currently plugged into my house electric.
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I agree w/ JFlight... A must-have item in an RV is someway of testing if there are 12V going into a circuit or bulb-socket.

An inexpensive voltmeter is a must, in my opinion. I have the $7 Harbor Freight one in the RV. And I have a couple of < $50 ones at home.

Or get a < $10 "12V Test Light" at any automotive parts store.

You'd find out in a jiffy if there's power to the light bulb sockets.
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I replaced the original bulbs with LED bulbs! The use a lot less electricity
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If there is no power what happens next?
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