Bedroom light stopped working - Dutchmen Owners

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen Technical | Towing, Maintenance and Repairs > Electrical, Batteries, Charging and Electronics
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-07-2016, 11:45 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 70
North Carolina
Bedroom light stopped working

The first time my wife and I took out new TT out the bedroom light stopped working. I put a new bulb in and that did not work. I connected my volt meter and and it was reading 12v, but when applying a load it will drop to 0v. It looks like there is a bad connection to this light. I took the light off and I have no clue where the wires go. This light is turned on with a switch on the light itself, not on a wall switch. Anyone have a clue as to where I can find where this lights wires go?

Also, one think that I thought was strange is that all electrical connections are made with the little square wire tap connectors. Even if the connection is made at the end of the wires.

I am getting very frustrated with all of the problems that keep popping up in this NEW TT. I have had problems that range from this light to a leaking water heater to trim falling off.

BTW it is a 2016 Kodiak 291RESL
__________________

captainmorgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2016, 12:44 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
hddecker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: kamloops
Posts: 2,152
British Columbia
Hey, Captain.

Electrical gremlins are common place due in large part due to the improper, use of wire nuts. Unfortunately there is no such thing as electrical schematics available from Dutchmen, so it comes down to a job for Inspector Gadget.

I've replaced every one that I've come across, with soldered terminals, (I never use crimp terminals) so I can switch out the fixtures down the road.

Scared me seeing the way the mess of wires crammed into the electical box on the a-frame and wire nuts on the axles for the brakes!
__________________

__________________
Jim

When I was a kid I was going nowhere fast, now I'm an old man I'm going everywhere slow.
hddecker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2016, 12:46 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
sundancer 87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tahlequah
Posts: 2,817
Oklahoma
Quote:
Originally Posted by captainmorgan View Post
The first time my wife and I took out new TT out the bedroom light stopped working. I put a new bulb in and that did not work. I connected my volt meter and and it was reading 12v, but when applying a load it will drop to 0v. It looks like there is a bad connection to this light. I took the light off and I have no clue where the wires go. This light is turned on with a switch on the light itself, not on a wall switch. Anyone have a clue as to where I can find where this lights wires go?

Also, one think that I thought was strange is that all electrical connections are made with the little square wire tap connectors. Even if the connection is made at the end of the wires.

I am getting very frustrated with all of the problems that keep popping up in this NEW TT. I have had problems that range from this light to a leaking water heater to trim falling off.

BTW it is a 2016 Kodiak 291RESL
You could try jumping the light's switch and see if it works. You could also squish the 3M wire taps to see if the blind installers might have missed the wires.
It's a SWAG as to where the wires to the light terminate eventually.
__________________
2013 Voltage 3800, 2012 Chevy 3500 HD
2010 Yamaha V Star 950
2009 Yamaha Raider
Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Caravanners
sundancer 87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2016, 05:49 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 70
North Carolina
I found out that it is the switch in the light.
captainmorgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2016, 06:55 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
hddecker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: kamloops
Posts: 2,152
British Columbia
Quote:
Originally Posted by captainmorgan View Post
I found out that it is the switch in the light.
Don't you just hate those duh moments. I've forgotten about the lights with a switch on the fixture more than once. I manage to forget that I've gone around turning off lights that we don't need.
__________________
Jim

When I was a kid I was going nowhere fast, now I'm an old man I'm going everywhere slow.
hddecker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2016, 07:05 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 70
North Carolina
Quote:
Originally Posted by hddecker View Post
Don't you just hate those duh moments. I've forgotten about the lights with a switch on the fixture more than once. I manage to forget that I've gone around turning off lights that we don't need.
The switch itself is actually messed up. The switch on the light is the only way to turn it on and off. I have done what you are talking about though.
__________________

captainmorgan 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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Dutchmen RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT. The time now is 03:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.