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    Galley puck lights not working... when we put a test light to switches I have both ground and hot wire that is hot. Question is can somebody tell me where to find the fuseblock location for galley switches/lights?!?? Thanks for the help stay safe and float on friends!
    Josh
    Hendersonville, TN
    Old Hickory Lake
    99 Avanti 3258
    Weekend Floaters

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    There are dc fuses in the panel if you have one. Did you check the powered at the bulbs? Sometimes I need to move the bulbs a little and they come back on. If you have power at the switch, it is not the fuse. The problem is most likely the bulb.
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      #3
      +1 on at the bulb or fixture
      P/C Pete
      Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
      1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
      Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
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        #4
        Spent last night trying to get my starboard nav light working. I checked for power with a voltmeter and it was showing good. I put a good bulb in and it still wouldn't light up. Started playing with the 2 contacts on the fixture for the bulb and bent them a little bit for better contact and it lit right up. Try a new bulb first and then I'm +1 on the fixture as well. Could be bad contacts.
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        2009 Subaru WRX STI
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          #5
          Have all lights in cabin working except 3 lights over the table. No power to these wires. Thanks for the input as well!!
          Josh
          Hendersonville, TN
          Old Hickory Lake
          99 Avanti 3258
          Weekend Floaters

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            #6
            "KidsTuition" post=811376 wrote:
            Have all lights in cabin working except 3 lights over the table. No power to these wires. Thanks for the input as well!!
            You'll have to trace the wiring back then as you likely have a break in the wiring somewhere. There shouldn't be "fuses" in the DC panel there should be breakers labelled "xyz lights" etc. If you have power coming from there or other lights on that circuit that are working then you have a break in the wiring where it comes off to go to the lights above the table. The lights are very low current draw so they ran a lot of lights off one breaker which will likely be either a 5A or 10A breaker. I'm not familiar with the layout of your boat but they are all wired the same. There are wiring diagrams available online too. I don't remember the link but a quick search of this forum or google search and you'll find them. It's a MUST HAVE aboard at all times IMO. I hope this has helped you solve your lighting problem.

            Derek
            1997 Bayliner 2588 Cierra 7.4 Bravo 1 - Mahal
            (past)1997 Bayliner 4788 w/330 Cummins - Phoenix
            (past) 1987 Bayliner 3218 w/135 Hino - True Story

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              #7
              "KidsTuition" post=809695 wrote:
              Galley puck lights not working... when we put a test light to switches I have both ground and hot wire that is hot. Question is can somebody tell me where to find the fuseblock location for galley switches/lights?!?? Thanks for the help stay safe and float on friends!
              Check the two poles of the light fixture:

              (a) both poles have +12 ==> Ground connection is broken (This requires switch to be ON; try the switch in both positions)

              (b) one pole +12, other gnd ==> Bulb or socket is bad

              (c) both poles no voltage ==> switch or connection from switch is broken
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                #8
                Awesome!! Thanks as always for the input!! Will take a look in the next day or 2!! Stay safe and keep floatin!!
                Josh
                Hendersonville, TN
                Old Hickory Lake
                99 Avanti 3258
                Weekend Floaters

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                  #9
                  What kind of bulbs are you guys using? If you change over to led bulbs they can only go in one way. I learned this changing out all the festoon lighting to LEDs. All lead wires were hot, good ground but bulbs were dead. I had to turn the ones that wouldn't light up 180 degrees.
                  Dan
                  Frostbite Falls, Minnesota
                  Claudia V. III
                  1988 - 3218
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