accessory switch under floor trips

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accessory switch under floor trips

Postby hoohaah » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:10 pm

I just installed a new white running & anchor light mast. Installed a dpdt switch to contol running & anchor lights. They seemed to work fine, the next day the accessory switch that feeds that half the overhead panel lower station trips with everything off. when I disconnect the load wire I get 12 volts with everything off??? That tells me I have an amp draw! The switch blew 24hrs after I had wired the nav lights
Looking for some troubleshooting help & tips Thanks
Wally
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Re: accessory switch under floor trips

Postby carl » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:58 pm

You have a short. Trace and troubleshoot each and every lead (wire) individually until you find it.
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Re: accessory switch under floor trips

Postby hoohaah » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:22 am

thank you I will do that
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Name HOOHAAH..TOO!!
Great Lakes Docks & Decks with over 30 years in Marine Construction & boat hoist sales Location Algonac, MI

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Re: accessory switch under floor trips

Postby hoohaah » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:57 am

I ran a new 12v wire to the DPDT switch & used the trim tab switch as power. Everything is working fine. As long as I don,t use the trim tabs with the lights on I think I should be ok. It does not trip the accessory switch under the floor!!!! Yea
Thanks for your help
[img][urlwww.]gldocks.com[/url][/img]Wally D
39' Marinette twin Volvo diesels
Docked on the Kalamazoo river in Saugatuck, Michigan
Name HOOHAAH..TOO!!
Great Lakes Docks & Decks with over 30 years in Marine Construction & boat hoist sales Location Algonac, MI