Outside light above Caravan door

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I would call this the awning light - anyway it wasn’t functioning and I purchased two Ring automotive bulbs hoping for a cure - alas no luck still not working - all of the interior 12v lights are functional - no sign of corrosion in the wiring - any suggestions folks - by the way the awning light is a Ring RC7500
 
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Check the contacts fir any voltage as from my experience with those lights it’s invariably corrosion. If no voltage at contacts work your way back along the wiring with a meter. The other possibility would be a supply fuse failure or the switch itself.
 
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I don't know if this helps, but on my elderly ABI (1996) the awning light only operates when connected to hook up.

Maybe more modern vans have a different arrangement...?

I believe the rationale for only having it working whilst on mains hook up was that some folks ( occasionally!) left the awning light on all night....... sometimes all day as well! and with say two 10w bulbs (if running at 12 volts) it would take a large slice out of a standard leisure battery's capacity.

It might be worth checking to see if it comes on when connected to hook up....

Regards to all, and as always,
Happy Caravanning
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chrisn7 said:
This is the version with the PIR - so maybe that has failed
Chris - it’s the version with the switch - I’ve tried to source a new one however most if not all vendors are out of stock - I’ll get the multimeter out first
 
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..........most likely an earthing problem due to a poor contact as has been said.
Try WD40 on any electrical connections including switch internals.
These lights work much better with replacement LED bulbs fitted.
 
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I have an elddis typhoon 1997 and it only works in mine on hook up and madly the bathroom lights the same, I brought a solar one and it's ace with remote control but haven't decided on a solution for bathroom yet, I am presuming you have tried it on both settings
 

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