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Old 10-07-2014, 03:45 PM   #1
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I have a 2006 journey. My light went off but the switch still works ok. If I want to replace it how do I get it out? It`s behind a panel with no screws anywhere. Do you pop it out with a screwdriver or what? Thanks to any journeyman who can help. Go 1st Cav Korea 61 63.
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:06 PM   #2
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:40 PM   #3
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Is the light always off. I believe the way mine works, when you flip the switch the light comes on while lighting then goes off once it lights. So light should be off most of the time.
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:54 PM   #4
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We just replaced our switch for the same reason. The bezel around the switch can be popped of by sliding s small screwdriver under the bezel. After the bezel is off, you'll see 2 screws holding the switch in the panel. Remove the screws and pull the switch straight out. The switch is held in the housing by latching tabs on the top and bottom of the switch. You'll have to slip something between the switch and the housing top and bottom ane get the switch out from the front. Now this is important: The replacement switch I got from Winnebago was different internally from the original. However, both switches were marked with which terminal was, ground, 12 volts, or load. Just be careful to not ground the 12 volt through the switch. The ground is only for the light. It is much easier to replace the switch than it was to write this. Let me know if you have questions.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:04 PM   #5
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I have a 2006 journey. My light went off but the switch still works ok. If I want to replace it how do I get it out? It`s behind a panel with no screws anywhere. Do you pop it out with a screwdriver or what? Thanks to any journeyman who can help. Go 1st Cav Korea 61 63.

On my 04 Journey I have two water heater switches with lights. The red one is the 120 volt heater and the propane heater has a green light. Which one is the problem? Mine might be quite a bit different - the 120 volt switch is held in by two screws. The propane switch is in a panel that has six screws. If it were me (and if yours is the same) I'd remove the six screws and very carefully pull the panel out to be able to look at the back side to see how that light is attached.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:07 PM   #6
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I am talking about the 120 volt ac mode switch. I think charliej is talking about the propane mode switch.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:13 AM   #7
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The little Grain of wheat lamp in the switch burns out quickly.. Here is what I suggest.

Odds are the switch is a 12 volt device (you can confirm with a volt meter) I took a small LED lamp assembly

This is a plastic tube, one end has a metal ring and beyond that a lense (Green in my case) the other end red and black wires.

The tube is about a quarter inch in diamater, I buy 'em by the hand full from time to time, A metal "Speed nut" (spring) holds it in the panel after insertion

Drill hole near switch, insert tube, slip spring nut over wires and tube and push up againste back of panel,

Using volt meter determine which of the three terminals on the switch is HOT, Switched and Ground

Black wire to Ground, Red to Switched, job done.

Google: 12 volt indicator lamp assemblies.
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Thanks for that John. I was going to do something like that. But I think the new switches have an LED and we'll not need to do that again.
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Our identical switch with red light failed also. Switch worked, light didn't. I bought a small 12V round LED red light at Radio Shack, drilled a hole, below the switch and wired it into switch. Switch was easy to remove to access terminals.
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Old 10-11-2014, 02:38 PM   #10
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hotwater switch

got mine at autozone for $4.95 plug an play
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Old 10-18-2014, 08:47 PM   #11
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Had the same problem with my 05 Sunrise. Just took a marking pen and marked the sw with "on" when on. could not find an exact replacement so did it the cheap way.
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