Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by The Spongebobs, Sep 15, 2015.
Anyone know of someone/company that can look at the interior electrics in my motorhome?
Whats the problem.....we may be able to help.
given your stated location, I expect it wont be as simple as just popping into your nearest dealership or calling out a mobile engineer. a good auto electrician may be able to help, but no guarantee
as PPJ said a post with an idea what the fault is would help
Hi, I have a Hymer B584 and I have a problem with the 2x 12v interior spotlights. They keep blowing the fuse on the electrobloc 99. I have checked for a short circuit and cannot find one. I have now taken the lights off but the fuse keeps blowing. Have checked hob ignition and kitchen light, any suggestions please?
If you have taken the bulbs out but the fuse keeps blowing there has to be a short.. or it is something else blowing the fuse. With the bulbs out does it only blow when you turn the lights on.. if so the problem could be in the light switch.
hi were r you in dorset
Fuses are in place to protect the wiring from damage or fire in the case of overload. If you have removed the lamp bulbs and still have an issue then something is shorting in the wiring from fuse to lamp, most likely in the switch. Have a look,your looking for a direct short to earth of the live, or between the live and neutral. Best of luck!
In a 230v maybe, 12v definately not...no nuetral in a 12v system.
Is it by chance rear wheel drive?
A hymer I repaired two years ago
No Live either
+ve & -ve
Pull the fuse and the bulbs then put a multimeter between the 2 connections for a bulb. first set to 20v dc and see if you have a reading. if not, switch to continuity and see if theres a dead short or 0 ohms. if its a short, which is probable, check the switch. then the easiest way to find the short is check each light etc attached to the circuit then follow the wiring and check for corrosion or damage
any basic auto electrician will do this first and charge £50+ per hour
Thank you all for your replies. Lights all checked out and circuit tested, 10 amp fuse still blows as soon as the 12v system switched on. I have removed the lights and have new ones on order as a previous owner made a repair job on one of the switches, circuit still okay so it must be something else that the fuse protects from the elektroblok. This could be the ignition on the gas hob or the cooker hood light/fan. The last two seem okay but I am not sure how to test the ignition system on the cooker?
It's best to disconnect switches to all lights - making sure wires are split apart and then see if fuse blows. There is potential for a switch to be making connection even when off.
Thanks robelee but already done that.
Thanks Andy, Will check that.
If you say there's free drink on offer half the blo*** Funsters will turn up tomorrow! It'll take the other half an extra day to get back over The Channel.
They'll turn up but no fix anything mind you!
Well not until the booze runs out and they achieve the unheard off condition of sobriety.