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Old 08-29-2017, 12:22 PM   #1
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Porch Light Not Working

Folks;

Just before our last trip (to view the Eclipse), our porch light quit working. We have a 2015 17B. Changing the L.E.D. to the driver's side light indicates that the problem is not with the L.E.D. So it appears that the problem is likely to be in either the porch light switch, the entry door jamb switch or in the wiring between them. Has anyone experiencing similar problems? Also, is the door jamb switch (and its wiring) accessible through the upper refrigerator compartment? Before I start tearing in to things, I thought it would be wise to try to benefit from others' experience. Thanks for any help that you might be able to provide!

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Old 08-29-2017, 12:26 PM   #2
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Is the inside switch on, some models have both an inside and light mounted switch, both have to be on.
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:32 PM   #3
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Folks;

Just before our last trip (to view the Eclipse), our porch light quit working. We have a 2015 17B. Changing the L.E.D. to the driver's side light indicates that the problem is not with the L.E.D. So it appears that the problem is likely to be in either the porch light switch, the entry door jamb switch or in the wiring between them. Has anyone experiencing similar problems? Also, is the door jamb switch (and its wiring) accessible through the upper refrigerator compartment? Before I start tearing in to things, I thought it would be wise to try to benefit from others' experience. Thanks for any help that you might be able to provide!

Dave
Dave, it is likely the problem is in the porch light fixture's switch. Try jumping the soldered contacts on the switch and see if the light will then come on.
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:36 PM   #4
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Jim:

If by the "inside switch", you mean the switch in the door jamb, then yes, it is on. I'm not aware of another other switch beyond these two--the light has previously worked when both the switch under the porch light and the door jamb switch were on. Thanks for your suggestion.

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Old 08-29-2017, 12:38 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestion, I'll try that.

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Old 08-29-2017, 12:39 PM   #6
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Crappy switch in the light housing. Notorious for breaking.
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:22 PM   #7
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As Donna said the outside switch is not the best .
A small amount of corrosion on the switch contacts will stop the switch from working . 120V AC will burn through light corrosion , 12 VDC will not. You can try cleaning the switch with plastic safe contact cleaner but a new switch is probably the better solution.
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