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Old 10-30-2014, 05:55 AM   #1
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Driver's map light

I hate to say it but we have had our coach for two years and I can't find a switch that turns on the map/reading light above the driver's seat. There is a switch by the copilot seat for that side but none for the driver. I have checked the bulb and that is good. Any idea's? Coach is a 06 Meridian 36g
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:15 AM   #2
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I hate to say it but we have had our coach for two years and I can't find a switch that turns on the map/reading light above the driver's seat. There is a switch by the copilot seat for that side but none for the driver. I have checked the bulb and that is good. Any idea's? Coach is a 06 Meridian 36g
On my coach pass. has switch, drivers side turns on with headlight switch when turned for dash light dimmer. Hope this helps
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:25 AM   #3
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Driver side one turns on by rotating dash light dimmer to max in my winnebago
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:26 AM   #4
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As rebelcarm said that's also how mine work, the headlight switch. I have to turn my switch to the left for them to work. I had a heck of time trying to figure it out too. Both my lights are controlled by this switch, plus you have the switch on the light itself if yours is like mine. Here is a pic of mine.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:45 AM   #5
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This is a tricky one - why did they put in on a wheel, this shows up quite often on here so you are not alone.

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Old 10-30-2014, 04:19 PM   #6
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Driver side one turns on by rotating dash light dimmer to max in my winnebago
Mine too.
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Same here and be sure not to leave it on. It will drain the battery.
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:28 PM   #8
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Just like the "dome light" in many autos, the "drivers side map/reading light" in many coaches turns ON/OFF by rotating the headlight switch.
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This is a tricky one - why did they put in on a wheel, this shows up quite often on here so you are not alone.
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:20 PM   #10
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Switch looks like a wheel to me
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:09 PM   #11
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I added a switch that is easy to reach when the driver's seat is turned around. Just put the switch in the plastic trim and take it to ground. Now while we are parked the light is usable.

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Old 11-01-2014, 05:57 AM   #13
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You guys are right. The dash dimmer knob controls my light. I wonder who came up with that idea! I guess a plain on/off switch would be to easy. Thanks, at least now I can turn it on.
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You guys are right. The dash dimmer knob controls my light. I wonder who came up with that idea! I guess a plain on/off switch would be to easy. Thanks, at least now I can turn it on.

That's the way most US cars used to work to turn on the dome light!
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