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Old 10-01-2018, 12:02 AM   #1
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The bow lights work but the stern (white light) does not. Replaced bulbs no luck , checked breaker for power. Now what?
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Is this a fixed light or a pole light. Is 12Vs at the fixture if you measure using a volt meter?
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:21 AM   #3
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Is this a fixed light or a pole light. Is 12Vs at the fixture if you measure using a volt meter?
Itís a pole light a Perko. The bulbs in it are GE 168 but the Perko bulb should be a 338-1
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I need to check the voltage.
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:46 AM   #5
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Crazy question, have you checked the fuse?
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Old 10-01-2018, 01:36 PM   #6
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A volt-meter. I'd be looking closely at the socket the pole plugs into.
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A volt-meter. I'd be looking closely at the socket the pole plugs into.
There isnít a socket. Itís hardwired in .
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Yes. I checked the breaker fuse.
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If its a pole light it should have a socket that it plugs into.
If not then I would guess someone modified it.
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If its a pole light it should have a socket that it plugs into.
If not then I would guess someone modified it.
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On post 3 the Op says its a pole light.

First verify 12V is at the socket. Note these fixtures are know to wear such that the pole doesn't make good contact to the socket. Sometime wiggling it will make it work, if so clean the contacts with spray contact cleaner.
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He may have an arch with a fold down light that is hard wired.
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OK. A "Pole Light" is one which is removable and inserts into a socket. A hardwired all around light on a post is not a "Pole Light". They are two different things. If it's hardwired it is on a post, and not a Pole Light.

Using a volt meter, I would start with the light. Remove the crimp connections at the light and test to make sure the circuit itself is good. IF not, work your way toward the panel. If it is, replace the light.
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OK. A "Pole Light" is one which is removable and inserts into a socket. A hardwired all around light on a post is not a "Pole Light". They are two different things. If it's hardwired it is on a post, and not a Pole Light.

Using a volt meter, I would start with the light. Remove the crimp connections at the light and test to make sure the circuit itself is good. IF not, work your way toward the panel. If it is, replace the light.
Your right. It is a post type , that can be lowered by loosening the threaded knob. Iíll check out your suggestion . Thanks
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Yes. That is what We have. It is a 1997 Maxim 2700 MT. With a 5.7.
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Phillbo, that is exactly what I have
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Just get a new light, they are so cheap on amazon!
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