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Post by Wargenwolf on Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:44 pm

Now the days are shortening, I'm finding my self sitting out in the awning, with the side door open and making more use of these lights, but mine only have the one switch that I can find and that is only accessible when the side door is open.

The white LEDs around the base of the bed can be switched off from secondary switches at the bed head, but not the blue LEDs, which is a pain when once again I have to get out of bed and open the side door to switch the lights off Whistle1

Learning from experience..... Nil !

Am I missing a switch somewhere, or are all the recent panel vans like this ?

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Re: Blue LEDs In Cab Step

Post by StewPotch on Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:26 pm

My van’s blue LEDs (floor level) and white LEDs (above the side door) can only be switched from the panel at the side door as does the awning strip LEDs.
We use separate lights in the awning as the strip LED is too bright.
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Re: Blue LEDs In Cab Step

Post by sylvester1954 on Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:47 pm

It took me forever to figure out how the door step lights worked and found the answer with the control panel above the door but still does appear to be a haphazard solution
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Re: Blue LEDs In Cab Step

Post by Wargenwolf on Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:51 pm

sylvester1954 wrote:It took me forever to figure out how the door step lights worked and found the answer with the control panel above the door but still does appear to be a haphazard solution
Do you also have the double light switch on the outside of the kitchen unit, along with the step switch and a 240v socket.

I'm heading out for a couple of days in the van, in the morning and will have a bit more play. 

From memory, there's a setting on the control panel that has two 'light' symbols, one solid, the other an outline, which I've assumed signifies on/off, but could never link them to a specific light.

I could try something really radical I suppose and read the manual lol4

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Re: Blue LEDs In Cab Step

Post by Greyhound on Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:40 am

I remember being shown this at handover.

I think the switch on the side unit is like a master switch, but once on you can turn it off/on from the overhead control panel, but once off at the switch this overrides the panel.
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Re: Blue LEDs In Cab Step

Post by Wargenwolf on Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:14 pm

I'm struggling with this one scratch head

With all of my power off at the control panel and the master switch for the lights off, the double switch on the back of the sink unit still switches on the awning LED and the blue LEDs in the step. 
This is obviously a convenience setting for safe entry in to the van, prior to powering everything up.

Once those lights are switched on with that switch, it seems that they can only be switched off with the same switch and cannot be overidden by the control panel, leaving me with the same problem, of having to unlock and open up at the end of the night, to switch the blues off.

If I use the switch to put on the awning LED, it also will not turn off via the awning switch on the main panel, so if I'm moving indoors, I have to switch he awning light off at the double switch and back on via the main control panel.

I still haven't sussed the control panel setting, with the two light symbols, that I described in my previous post ?

It's nearly time to break out the user manual snigger

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Re: Blue LEDs In Cab Step

Post by Justus2 on Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:29 pm

Wargenwolf wrote:

I still haven't sussed the control panel setting, with the two light symbols, that I described in my previous post ?


I was also confused by the button on the panel with the 2 light symbols.. I did a bit of research on the tinterweb , especially you-tube, and eventually came to the conclusion that is is to dim the vans ceiling lights, or it would be, if the van had old fashioned filament bulbs. As it has modern LED lights, the dimming function does nothing at all....


Oh... and I also eventually concluded that the switches which you access from the outside are not sensibly interacting with the switches or panel inside, and are usually best left alone.... except for the blue lights which on ours can only be turned on and off from outside.. confused3
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Re: Blue LEDs In Cab Step

Post by Wargenwolf on Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:52 pm

Justus2 wrote:
Wargenwolf wrote:

I still haven't sussed the control panel setting, with the two light symbols, that I described in my previous post ?


I was also confused by the button on the panel with the 2 light symbols.. I did a bit of research on the tinterweb , especially you-tube, and eventually came to the conclusion that is is to dim the vans ceiling lights, or it would be, if the van had old fashioned filament bulbs. As it has modern LED lights, the dimming function does nothing at all....


Oh... and I also eventually concluded that the switches which you access from the outside are not sensibly interacting with the switches or panel inside, and are usually best left alone.... except for the blue lights which on ours can only be turned on and off from outside.. confused3
Perfect timing thank you, I was just about to break the "In case of emergency" seal on the user manual. 

Sounds like your van is wired exactly the same as mine.

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Re: Blue LEDs In Cab Step

Post by sylvester1954 on Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:25 pm

Spot on, l came to the same conclusion (haphazard) as you.. I think someone in the AS design team must have had a migraine when the plans were put together. Can l ask another question on the back of this?
When the drivers door is open there is a straightforward off/on switch to the inside of the facia.. what is it for?
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Oops

Post by GP1069 on Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:23 pm

Oops


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Re: Blue LEDs In Cab Step

Post by GP1069 on Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:27 pm

Its the bottom left button on the control panel that turns the awning led's on and off, however you must have the control panel power switched on. 

The awning lights and blue led's turn on and off from the double switch with the control panel power switched on or off. 

You also must have the centre light switch on the door panel in the on position else you will not be able to turn the main led lights on inside, however if you leave them on and exit the vehicle you can use the switch to turn them off but need to turn the switch back on for the next time you enter the vehicle. It's the same operation for the rear control light switch by the rear nearside door underneath the cabinet of the Warwick XL.

The double light switch, second from left on the control panel does nothing as the led's don't dim so has no operation at all.

I will be moving the switches to the side panel very soon as it's very annoying having to keep opening the door to turn the blue led's on/off. 

I will also be changing the centre light switch and the rear door switch to a rocker switch(Berker £7), this will get over having to remember to turn the switch back on after turning it off .

Hope this helps.
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Re: Blue LEDs In Cab Step

Post by snow863 on Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:13 pm

I havent found any other switch for these lights either. So I ended up using a kitchen spoon to turn the lights off without opening the doors. 
It slips in the gap between the unit and the door and then push switch off with the spoon!
Annoying but its better than opening up again after getting ready for bed.
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Re: Blue LEDs In Cab Step

Post by Wargenwolf on Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:18 pm

snow863 wrote:I havent found any other switch for these lights either. So I ended up using a kitchen spoon to turn the lights off without opening the doors. 
It slips in the gap between the unit and the door and then push switch off with the spoon!
Annoying but its better than opening up again after getting ready for bed.
Now why didn't I think of that  scratch head ..... Tried it out this morning before I left the site and it works  allthumbz

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Re: Blue LEDs In Cab Step

Post by snow863 on Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:33 pm

Glad to have helped!
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