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Old 01-16-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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I got home late last evening and went to hook up drop light for water service bay. Its cold here and i use the heat to help prevent freeze up. First thing noticed was no light in second from front storage bay on passenger side. Next thing noticed was no power to electrical plug in same compartment. Third thing noticed was no light in storage on driver's side did not have lights. I've checked circuit breakers and fuses. Looked at wiring diagram but I'm no electrician and therefore i don't know if i've checked everything. it looks like on the wiring dia that the circuit goes through the ground fault switch just behind lounge chair. this circuit appears to be in good order. Any ideas if there are additions areas i need to look at. (07 Journey 36G)

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Old 01-16-2008, 02:01 PM   #2
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I got home late last evening and went to hook up drop light for water service bay. Its cold here and i use the heat to help prevent freeze up. First thing noticed was no light in second from front storage bay on passenger side. Next thing noticed was no power to electrical plug in same compartment. Third thing noticed was no light in storage on driver's side did not have lights. I've checked circuit breakers and fuses. Looked at wiring diagram but I'm no electrician and therefore i don't know if i've checked everything. it looks like on the wiring dia that the circuit goes through the ground fault switch just behind lounge chair. this circuit appears to be in good order. Any ideas if there are additions areas i need to look at. (07 Journey 36G)

Thanks in advanced...jk
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:24 PM   #3
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jk ...

did you check the switch beside the entry door that is labeled [cmpt lights]?

mine is in the lower right of a 4 switch display
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Old 01-16-2008, 03:33 PM   #4
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There are one or two more GFI's in your coach. The bay might be connected to the GFI in the bath area.
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:54 PM   #5
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the lights in the storage bays are 12V

the GFI's only influence 120V lights and plugs
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:46 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by skigramp:
the lights in the storage bays are 12V

the GFI's only influence 120V lights and plugs </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was referring to item 2 of jk's 3 part question.
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This is an assumption that you have an inverter..The power in the compartment you are referring to may be inverter powered..It is on mine.. Check inverter breakers
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I'm plugged into a 30 amp service. All lights are on in the other compartmants with exception of light in water service bay, the #2 bay on passenger side and #3 bay on drivers side (counting storage bay at front of wheel). No 120 volt power to electrical plug in the #2 bay on passenger side. All "known, bathroom and kitchen" GFI's are working and in good conditon, all "circuit breakers or set correct to give power and the entrance switch for the compartment lights is working. Can any one looking at the wiring diagram figure out if there are fuses in this line or if it goes straight to the circuit breaker at the foot of the bed ,,,and...which GFI might control this circuit? I beleive the converter is in the standby mode as I hooked to 30 amp 120V land supply at house.

Sacs Tc: Where are inverter breakers?

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Old 01-17-2008, 06:14 AM   #9
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You should list your model and year of Winnebago.

The breakers for the basement lights may be behind the removable panel on your top entry step above the batteries.

Download your wiring diagrams from Winnebago's website.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Sacs Tc: Where are inverter breakers? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I am not familiar with your coach and am not even sure if you have the larger inverter/ 3 battery option on it.
If you have the 2000W inverter, they are probably on the side of it..They look like little buttons and will be popped out (not flush) with the side of the inverter.
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There is a slide switch on each light in the compartments. Did you check that they are in the on position?
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:03 PM   #12
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jk you can find your wire diagram and installation diagram on this site just enter your year etc.

I downloaded your wire diagram and printed it. I noticed that if you have a 30amp circuit breaker in the middle of your main box of circuit breakers, you then have another circuit breaker box which should be somewhere in the area of your inverter. Check those breakers out. Sometimes the breakers can trip and you can't see the red flag very well.

I believe the GFI in your kitchen area serves your exterior bay plug.

We Minnesotan's are in the process of shipping some nasty cold weather your way so the trouble light might be very important for you in a day of so.

Anybody else with a 2007 Winnebago Journey 36G could maybe lend a hand.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:38 AM   #13
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Sometimes you beleive the worst and then sometimes you go on gut feelings. Since I've had so many electrical grimlems in this MH i figured it was one of those standard winnie installed grimlems that was effecting the electrical system in the bays.

After not finding any of the breakers or other "pushy buttons" triped but reseting all, and pushing all the little "fuse" buttons located in the gen compartment, under the refer and in the service bay, the power to the 120v service outlet came back to life. (??) It turns out the light bulb in the passenger side water pump bay is burned out...who would have guessed! (DA!) The light bulb in the water service bay is good but not lighting. (It's just too cold to go out and fiddle with that right now.) When it warms up a tad I'll check the light bulb in the #3 compartment on driver's side. It's is interesting though that I lost all these systems at one time. I wonder if these lights are in series. I wouldn't think they would be but who can outguess Winnie? Maybe it was late friday afternoon when they wired the coach.
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The lights are controled by a 'compression' switch that comes against the door as it closes and puts the light out. When the compartment door is opened the spring loaded switch is supposed to turn the light on. Perhaps it might have had moisture in it and is frozen in the off position?
Just another possibility as we chase Gremlins!

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Once you get them working you may want to check the door compression switch (if you have them) to make sure that the light actually turns off when the door is closed. If the light stays on that could explain why a bulb has burnt out and also adds a phantom battery drain.
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