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Old 08-25-2015, 12:47 AM   #11
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The problem is the porch light or maybe wiring ? What can I check etc.? It is dark here in the forest . Pat
If the fixture can be unscrewed from the body of the trailer you can see if the wires are still connected to the fixture.
If you have checked all of the fuses, this would be my next thing to check.

So, next you would need a meter to tell if power was getting to the wire and then if power was getting past the switch to the socket that the bulb plugs into.
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:02 AM   #12
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Help with porch light . It won't work .
I'm sure you checked this, but make sure BOTH light switches are "on", the one outside on the fixture and the one inside by the door.

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Old 08-25-2015, 01:07 AM   #13
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Help with porch light . It won't work . Removed led and cleaned with pencil eraser . Checked fuses . Nothing . Went to driver side and removed that led and put porch light in . It works . The driver side led won't work in porch when it works on driver side . The problem is the porch light or maybe wiring ? This light pushes in like older car lights . What can I check etc.? It is dark here in the forest . Pat
Hi: Patandlinda... Our 5.0TA has dual switches on the door side porch light. I find it difficult to know if they are both on. Today I found the fixture switch to be temperamental and required a few flicks before the LED would light. Once it is on it can be turned off by the inside door frame switch.
Hope you can finally "See the light". Alf
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Old 08-25-2015, 02:42 AM   #14
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If you have a multimeter with you then easy to check if power is at the light fixture. If not, might want to put that on the traveling toolbox list for future trips, very handy.
I haven't seen any wiring diagrams anywhere for the trailers, so can't tell you what is fused where, but if no power to the light fixture then I'd check fuses next and if this light has it's own switch I'd test the switch.
You've eliminated the bulb, so just have to track back from the light to find where the power interruption is.
I did put the harbor free frieight one in trailer . Tomorrow will get it out . Light is on a separate switch . However looked in upper cabinet where I have pre solar and I see the wire I think going out to light in all the wires bundled there . I guess will pull all the fuses in case it is not just in 12 volts lights . Everything else seems to be working . Also when I pulled out led it seems to have gotten water on bulb end . I cleaned it off but still no luck but light is ok . I tried to clean socket too . Pat
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I'm sure you checked this, but make sure BOTH light switches are "on", the one outside on the fixture and the one inside by the door.

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Yep there is a switch on bottom that also needs turned on . Pat
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Hi: Patandlinda... Our 5.0TA has dual switches on the door side porch light. I find it difficult to know if they are both on. Today I found the fixture switch to be temperamental and required a few flicks before the LED would light. Once it is on it can be turned off by the inside door frame switch.
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Thank you Escape artist . Guess I need to get meter out and do some testing . I am not the smartest when it comes to electrical . I will try all this suggestions . Pat
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:01 PM   #17
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Give Reace a call, he told us something about that when we picked up our trailer and it was an easy fix. Just can't remember what it was.

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When we picked up our 5.0 TA, one of the inside LEDs was flickering. If I remember correctly, Reace removed it and wipe or scraped the contacts and said that was the fix when this happens.

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Old 08-25-2015, 12:24 PM   #18
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If there is no voltage at the bulb socket, I would also check on the other side of the switch too, as it could be faulty. If it did work, it is not likely in the wiring.
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If there is no voltage at the bulb socket, I would also check on the other side of the switch too, as it could be faulty. If it did work, it is not likely in the wiring.
Thanks Jim and everyone ! Got the multimeter out and the fixture has power . Led is good , wire looks good . Found after I turned the socket where it attaches to bracket on fixture, light is now working . Water made a little bit corrosion so it was not making a good connection. When I turned it , it cleaned it up a bit . I now need to seal up these fixtures . Found also a little bit corrosion on driver side even though light was working . Happy to have a porch light tonight ! Pat
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Now that is one fine piece of road troubleshooting. The multimeter is a very good thing to have with you and saves a lot of time. Awesome that you had it with you.
Nice work!
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