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Old 08-19-2011, 12:49 PM   #1
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Map Light 2004 Horizon Vectra

I recently purchased a 2004 Itasca Horizon 40AD about six months ago. For the life of me I can't find a switch that controls the driver's side map light(overhead next to side window and curtain). The passenger map light is controlled by a switch on the side console next to the passenger seat, so I would assume the driver's map light would be on the left side console, but no... Any of you Horizon/Vectra drivers have any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:54 PM   #2
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Probably full travel on dash light controller like my Journey. I had the same problem and felt a little silly when I found it. I am sure the post purchase review covered it, but that review was like drinking from a fire hose.

Hope this helps.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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Try rotating the headlight switch until it clicks.
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:03 PM   #4
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As previously noted, rotate the dash light level wheel to full bright and that will turn on the map light, just like the dome light in a car. It's only obvious once you've figured it out
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:58 PM   #5
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Guess I don't need to back-up any of the above. But DITTO
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Finding the driver's map light switch on a Winne/Itasca is part of the rite of passage. I must say it is more rewarding when you figure it out on your own, but glad we are here to help.
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I feel so dumb..... glad it wasn't just me. To make it worse there was no bulb in the lamp so I didn't see it go on when I used the dash control. 8-\
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NO success here. I have a dash light controller rotary knob which does bright/dim the instrument console. It is separate from the headlight knob, which is the typical pull-on type, and also rotates. Rotating the headlight knob does nothing that I can observe. I even changed the map light bulb, so that's not it. I could suspect that the rotary switch in the headlight knob is defective. The electrical wiring diagram I downloaded doesn't give me any useful information. I guess it's time for a call to Winnie Customer Service.
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NO success here. I have a dash light controller rotary knob which does bright/dim the instrument console. It is separate from the headlight knob, which is the typical pull-on type, and also rotates. Rotating the headlight knob does nothing that I can observe. I even changed the map light bulb, so that's not it. I could suspect that the rotary switch in the headlight knob is defective. The electrical wiring diagram I downloaded doesn't give me any useful information. I guess it's time for a call to Winnie Customer Service.
I assume the switch on the light itself is turned on.
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Kent, when you rotate the dash light controller 'wheel' do you feel a 'click' just before full bright? If so, that's when the map light should come on.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:18 AM   #11
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This post has made me feel really good, just like trying to find the CB radio leads I too felt like I was not real bright when looking for the on switch. It took a call to Forest City to "in lighten" me.

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Stashed under the left foot rest....
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