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Old 08-23-2015, 08:21 PM   #1
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Interior lights not working

Hi everyone. I could use a little help here. I have a 1998 Jayco UD10 pop up. I just bought it. The interior lights and power work fine when connected to the battery. The outlets work fine when connected to 110 vac too, but the interior and exterior lights do not. The fuses in the breaker panel look good. Since the lights work when connected to battery, that means it's not a wiring issue, right? What am I missing. Why won't the lights work when plugged in to 110? Help!! Thanks.
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Are you saying they won't work at all plugged in? They are likely all 12volt lights and there are no 110 fixtures, but he 12v should still work.
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Yes, I am saying no lights will work when the camper is plugged in to external power, but the outlets do.
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Are the battery's charged? Try here and see if you can find the problem
The 12 Volt Accessories On My RV Don't Work When We Are Plugged Into Electric.
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Are the battery's charged? Try here and see if you can find the problem
The 12 Volt Accessories On My RV Don't Work When We Are Plugged Into Electric.
Not sure what you mean by batteries? You mean the deep cycle marine? That's brand new today, and fully charged. I'm wondering if it might be a converter issue as the outlets are all that work when the unit is plugged in.
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Yes the deep cycle. It maybe a converter problem. RV Camper Power Converter How To, Troubleshoot, Repair, and Replace the Converter FAQs
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you should find a micro switch up in the outside of one of the corners of your roof. It shuts the power off to the interior ceiling lights when you lower the roof. Check that before tearing your hair out. Larry
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There should be two 30 amp fuses (green) in the converter. One is the main fuse to connect the converter to the 12V system. The other is a reverse polarity protection fuse to protect the converter if the battery is connected backward. Likely one or both of theses fuses are blown. If this is the case your battery is not being charged either.

If that is not it you may well have a bad converter.

The switch that 19h f250 is referring to will not be the problem. If it were the lights would not work on battery either.
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It always concerns me when someone says the fuses LOOKED good OK did you look at the battery and say it looked good also or did you test the battery? Same thing with fuses Looks can be deceiving. Always test Fuses and Battery and anything electrical with test meters or circuit testers
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