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Post by Chinaexplorer on Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:55 pm

I was sitting in the van last night (at a campsite hooked up) when all of a sudden the lights went off. I only had on the 12v LED strip lights above the cupboards in my 2010 Broadway. I've never had a problem like this before. On closer inspection the LEDs were still glowing faintly. I tried the classic remedy (turn it off and turn it back on again) but that didn't fix it. I was surprised that both sides of the lights went off, as I have read on the forum about individual units coming un-plugged, but it can't be that. 

When I got home today, I tried the lights again and blow me down but they are working again! 

Does anyone know what is going on? Is there a controller for the strip-lights? If so, where is it?  Any suggestions (clean ones) welcome!

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Post by rogerblack on Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:16 pm

Was the rest of your 12V system working when the lights failed?

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Post by Chinaexplorer on Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:42 pm

Yes. Everything else was just fine! As far as I could tell in the dark! LOL
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Post by Chinaexplorer on Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:07 pm

Its now become properly intermittent. The lights sometimes work and sometimes don't. There is a "clunk" somewhere in the vicinity of the wardrobe when they go off. Anyone got any ideas?
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Post by Maasai Warrior on Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:12 pm

I had a similar problem with our LEDs a while back, I was lucky, it was simply a bad contact with the switch by the door. I took it apart carefully, cleaned and adjusted the contacts and so far no problems. I am sure yours is a bit more complicated than that, but you never know!

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Post by Peter Brown on Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:52 pm

If you can get at them, check the connectors at the base of the psu are fully pushed in.

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Post by Chinaexplorer on Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:39 pm

Peter Brown wrote:If you can get at them, check the connectors at the base of the psu are fully pushed in.
Thanks Peter, but where is the PSU?
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Post by Chinaexplorer on Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:24 pm

Well the fault isn't intermittent any more - now the lights won't come on at all. So I need to do a bit more research. So where is the PSU? and how do I get the light switch off? Any thoughts welcome!
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Post by inspiredron on Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:40 pm

PSU is at the back of the wardrobe, the EC328 or 325. The connectors are underneath and you have 2 options to reach them.
1 Remove drawer under wardrobe and push connectors in by feel only.
2 Remove the screws holding the PSU to the back wardrobe wall and pray that you don't drop one. I wanted to remove my PSU a year or two ago and chickened out!

With the switch - most of those have an escutcheon. Look carefully round the edge and you will see a small slot. Insert a suitable screwdriver and carefully prize off the escutcheon to reveal some screws which secure the switch to the wall.

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Post by Chinaexplorer on Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:45 pm

Thanks Inspiredron. I'll try it tomorrow.
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