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Old 10-14-2018, 06:24 AM   #1
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when replacing the t10 bulbs in the cabin with leds i must have pulled the wireing causing it to break somewhere. result no light in the cabin however toilet and aft sleeping compartment lights still work.

before i do any more damage.. how to pragamatically go about fixing this?
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Is it possible you installed the led with the polarity reversed? Unlike traditional bulbs, leds do have a specific positive and negative lead.
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Is it possible you installed the led with the polarity reversed? Unlike traditional bulbs, leds do have a specific positive and negative lead.
absolutely possible... i had no idea.
so i should check the fuses? where are those located?
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absolutely possible... i had no idea.
so i should check the fuses? where are those located?
Reversing the wires on a LED most likely will not blow a fuse, just try reversing the two wires to see if it works. You can also use a volt meter and see if 12V is present at the light fixture.
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absolutely possible... i had no idea.
so i should check the fuses? where are those located?
Just take the T 10 out turn around and install it again. (change the polarity)
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As Gugi47 said just remove bulbs and install after turning them 180 deg.
I did the same thing when I upgraded to LEDs.
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T10 bulbs should be screw in. G4 lights have pins. I don't believe the circuit goes THROUGH the light itself like an old set of christmas tree lights.

The circuit will be from the light switch to the last light in that circuit. Take a volt meter, remove the first light and disconnect and test it with the light switch turned on. Determine if you're getting 12v. Now move to the next light. The space between where you're getting 12v and where you're not is where the circuit is broken.
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T10 bulbs should be screw in. G4 lights have pins. I don't believe the circuit goes THROUGH the light itself like an old set of christmas tree lights.

The circuit will be from the light switch to the last light in that circuit. Take a volt meter, remove the first light and disconnect and test it with the light switch turned on. Determine if you're getting 12v. Now move to the next light. The space between where you're getting 12v and where you're not is where the circuit is broken.
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ok, i should have thought about the measuring current first ofcourse.
will try that first.

anyone know where the fusebox is located in case i get no current?

@Gugi47,
yes those are the ones im trying to install.
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Fuse block should be beneath the helm
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ok, i should have thought about the measuring current first ofcourse.
will try that first.

anyone know where the fusebox is located in case i get no current?

@Gugi47,
yes those are the ones im trying to install.
While you can measure current I think you want to measure voltage for 12V at the light fixture.
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While you can measure current I think you want to measure voltage for 12V at the light fixture.
Correct. Voltage is measured in volts. Current is measured in Amps. Unless you have a draw on the circuit, measuring current will be very tricky. Voltage is what determines if a circuit is good.
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While you can measure current I think you want to measure voltage for 12V at the light fixture.
I don't think he have a DC Amp probe.
And would be worthless with LED lights.....
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I don't think he have a DC Amp probe.
And would be worthless with LED lights.....
Who said anything about a DC Amp probe?

I said DC voltmeter to see if power was getting to the fixture not the lamp socket.
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While you can measure current I think you want to measure voltage for 12V at the light fixture.
That's why I make that remark. So no resume to jump for bad remarks. Just relax and drink a cold beer....
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That's why I make that remark. So no resume to jump for bad remarks. Just relax and drink a cold beer....
READ THE REST OF THE SENTENCE!

Key words "While" and "I think you want"

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Iam with Mike on this!
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Everyone needs to take a deep breath. Feel free to drink whatever your lifestyle choices dictate. At the end of the day, it's amps and volts. We're not solving climate change or world peace.

On our deathbed, this will not be the crowning jewel of our life that we point to and say "That is what really mattered in my life".
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Everyone needs to take a deep breath. Feel free to drink whatever your lifestyle choices dictate. At the end of the day, it's amps and volts. We're not solving climate change or world peace.

On our deathbed, this will not be the crowning jewel of our life that we point to and say "That is what really mattered in my life".
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