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Old 12-12-2019, 08:37 AM   #1
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Wink Lights inside coach

Did you ever get in the driver seat only to realize your overhead coach lights are on? Of course, the simple solution is get up and turn them off. But this happens to me too often. Yup, stop, put in park, jump outta' the driver seat, go back to my 34J panel and turn off the interior lights in the coach.



I wonder why there is not a light switch at the driver seat for the coach lights. So, I thought I would add one. The dealership folks went into a panic. Too hard to do. Costly.


Has anyone else thought it might be a good idea to have such a switch up front for the driver to access? There is such a switch as you enter the coach, and one in the hallway. How about a third for the Captain.....


Any ideas?
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:56 AM   #2
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Pretty sure our Aria 4000 has an overhead coach light switch within the captain's quarters.


Adding one to your rig wouldn't appear to be too difficult if you know basic wiring and how to use a multi-meter.
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Old 12-12-2019, 12:56 PM   #3
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Old 12-12-2019, 06:15 PM   #4
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On our 2020 Accolade the control panel is right behind the passenger’s head. Also we have Vega Touch Mira so we can control everything from our phones.
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Old 12-12-2019, 07:10 PM   #5
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Old 12-12-2019, 08:11 PM   #6
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Wireless:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Put a remote on your key chain

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Old 12-12-2019, 09:08 PM   #8
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Always wondered if that stuff works...can't ever remember to ask about it. Always forget the name when I go in stores...hmmm...what were we talkin' about??
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Old 12-12-2019, 09:30 PM   #9
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Always wondered if that stuff works...can't ever remember to ask about it. Always forget the name when I go in stores...hmmm...what were we talkin' about??
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Old 12-18-2019, 06:43 PM   #10
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In our case we have two, 3-way switches that control the inside lights. To use a third switch, a 4-way switch would need to be wired into the circuit. The suggestion to use a remote switch makes a lot of sense.
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Old 12-18-2019, 07:44 PM   #11
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In our case we have two, 3-way switches that control the inside lights. To use a third switch, a 4-way switch would need to be wired into the circuit. The suggestion to use a remote switch makes a lot of sense.
As you said, a 4-way switch would be needed, otherwise, once the remote is used to turn the lights on, only it can turn them off.


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Old 12-18-2019, 08:18 PM   #12
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As you said, a 4-way switch would be needed, otherwise, once the remote is used to turn the lights on, only it can turn them off.


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Depends on how you wire it. If configured to interrupt the power to the lights by opening the switch then it can only be used to turn them off and must be used to allow the other switches to turn them on.

Or you can use one side of the remote to interrupt the electricity from the 3 switches and the other side to apply 12 VDC to the lights; then you would have all options available if your mind did not exploded trying to remember the various configurations available.

Me? I used it to always turn the lights on and off and left the manual switch in the ON position. Two remotes means you can control it from two movable places.
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