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Old 09-18-2022, 03:07 PM   #1
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replacing old ceiling lights 2001 Chateau

HI . so I want to replace the original lights in my 2000/01 chateau class C. When i took down the old light I have 2 black wires and one white. The new light has only 2 wires. what do I do?
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Old 09-18-2022, 03:42 PM   #2
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Any chance you couldshoot us apicture ofwhere the existing wires were connected. The problem is that RV wiring is not as restricted on the ways they wire things!

Any chance there was a switch on the old fixture and not on the new? That can change the wiring a bit.
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Old 09-18-2022, 04:17 PM   #3
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yes, the old light has a wall switch. I am struggling with posting these pics. sorry.

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Old 09-18-2022, 07:47 PM   #4
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Posting pics is a learning game we play often, so no big thing!
To post, have the picture on your computer.
Start your post and then go to the "advanced" tag below.

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That brings a new screen. Hit the paperclip at top center.

Choose the file/files from your computer one at a time and when all chosen, be sure to hit "upload!

That will add them to the end of your post but if you want to have some scattered in the post as I've done here, upload them.
Next put your curser where you want the picture added, like in the middle of the post, go to the paper clip and it brings down a list of the pics and choose which for that spot.

Preview and hit send!
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Old 09-19-2022, 08:51 AM   #5
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here we go
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Old 09-19-2022, 08:59 AM   #6
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Okay,so much help!
I think you can pull somewhat gently on the wires coming out of the ceiling and find there are connectors on the wires but hidden behind the panel. I am guessing the two black wires will turn out connected to one wire there!
What I thinkI am seeing is that your new light would have the same but the 2-1 connection is made inside the light instead of out where you see them??

Reason for saying to pull gently is that you don't want to pull the connection loose inside the ceiling if it was not really solid. If it doesn't pull out with a bit of wiggle, try making the hole a bit bigger as there are likely "lumps" that can hang up instead of coming out. They connect them and then shove them back, so they should come out okay but can fight us!
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:03 AM   #7
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Your the best. Thank you so much for all your help.
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Old 09-19-2022, 09:05 AM   #8
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All the wires you are presently looking at belong to the fixture, you have not pulled the wires out far enough to expose the RV wiring.
If you pull the black wires out of the hole in the ceiling a bit more you will find that they are spliced together onto another wire coming from your RV, that is your 12 volt positive. The white wire is your negative and it will also be spliced onto your RV's negative wire. If you can't pull the wires out far enough to access the splices just splice both blacks onto the positive lead from the new light and white to negative lead.

edit: I'm such a slow typer Richard beat me to it!
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Old 09-25-2022, 06:43 PM   #9
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Winnebago should have complete electrical info for all their rv models. I have a 09 Journey and until about 2013+/- , most were available on this site. They show virtually everything electrical so are a tremendous tool for owners. Call Winn and ask if you can get a copy of the electrical info package for your coach. It will answer all your needs if they include the same info that they had in my 09 Journey. They are in pdf format and included drawings. Good luck,
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Old 09-27-2022, 09:59 AM   #10
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new lights

they look great. Thank you again
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Old 09-27-2022, 11:04 AM   #11
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Looks good!
Sometimes it's the simple small stuff that helps the most.

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