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Old 12-11-2015, 02:08 AM   #1
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Overhead Light Switch Relocation

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Anyone seen a modification that relocates at least one of the overhead light switches from inside the cabinet to the outside for easier access when entering the RV at night?
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:16 AM   #2
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My mod was pretty simple... I removed the cabinet door:

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Old 12-11-2015, 03:10 AM   #3
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My mod was pretty simple... I removed the cabinet door:



Good one, a mod that only takes a screw driver and no $$$$,

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I swapped some wires around behind electric panel so now the switch on the wall next to my thermostat works the puck light right inside the entry door. Now I can turn on an interior light without searching the switch panel with a flashlight. It also controls the exterior under step light. Easy to do, no need to fish wires or relocate a switch.
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I got a double wall switch assembly at CW and mounted it on the wall on the kitchen side. Since they are not three ways, I simply wired them in parallel, one for the pendant lights switch, and one for the overheads on the kitchen side. Side note, when I pulled the control panel to do the job, I had to feed the wires up from the bottom since there was a huge amount of strain on the bundle. I also discovered many of the crimps on the spade connectors were loose and wires ready to pull out. even the power jumpers that had no strain on them were loose. That repair took quite a while to correct since working space was limited on the back of the switch panel. I was amazed that the crimps were nearly non existent, poor craftsmanship at its worst.
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