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Anyone experiencing flickering lights? Mine do this periodically and at first I thought that there was a defective switch. All of the lights flicker on occasion both inside and outside lights. I have noticed this both during the day and at night and either on shore power or not and either with the battery charger breaker on or off.


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Anyone experiencing flickering lights? Mine do this periodically and at first I thought that there was a defective switch. All of the lights flicker on occasion both inside and outside lights. I have noticed this both during the day and at night and either on shore power or not and either with the battery charger breaker on or off.

I have not seen this problem.  I assume you are referring to just the 12v DC lighting and excluding the running lights.  If it happens under different power options, I would start troubleshooting on the ground or negative side.  And since it affects all lighting, it should be a main ground connection.  You can move on to the positive side of the circuit after verifying the negative side is good.


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Mine sometimes flicker when I turn them on. Sometimes they don’t come on at all, but when I flip the switch off then on they work okay. I figure I’ve got something lose somewhere (trailer, not me), just haven’t made it a priority to investigate. Mike


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I'd check the main circuit breaker under the street side bed first.  I bumped the red button on mine one time and it unseated the breaker just enough to make the lights flicker a bit.  Firmly pressing the yellow tab back in solved the problem.  I guess vibration could do the same thing.  If not that, then I'd check the ground bus bar under the dinette seat.  Could be a loose screw on the main ground wire, which is the thick yellow one going to the fuse panel.  That wire is super stiff so I could see it staying in place despite being loose.  Some other candidates would be a loose battery cable or a fuse that's not seated correctly.


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Right after I posted this question I looked under the pantry side bed turned off the main feed switch from the solar panels and then the 30 amp breaker. I then turned these back on. I also pressed in the yellow flag on the other breaker as well. This seems to have solved the issue but I’ll watch this for a few days to make sure.


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On that same subject, how long should the  12 volt light bulbs last. I have the one in the bathroom storage completely out and the one on the street side storage next to the pantry emitting a very low light.  Not totally out. All others are fine

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On that same subject, how long should the 12 volt light bulbs last. I have the one in the bathroom storage completely out and the one on the street side storage next to the pantry emitting a very low light. Not totally out. All others are fine

 

My cabinet lights are LED and have a white plastic cover surrounding a plastic lens.  The white cover hides 3 mounting screws.  I can not find any manufacturer info without taking the screws out and dropping the fixture.  It looks to have about 8 LED chip lights looking through the lens.  Usually this lights have 40,000 to 50,000 hour life expectancy and I doubt you are anywhere close to that.  You could get more info by removing the lens and finding the manufacturer and looking up the light.

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On that same subject, how long should the 12 volt light bulbs last. I have the one in the bathroom storage completely out and the one on the street side storage next to the pantry emitting a very low light. Not totally out. All others are fine

 

Check the butt splice connections between the fixture pigtails and trailer wiring.

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