Symptoms: No light when switch is switched.
Cause: Bad switch. I validated this by using multi-meter and checking wire connections. One strange thing is that there's one hot wire and two ground wires. Couldn't tell you why but that's how it is. Validated this when bypassed switch by using pliers to connect the two terminals and light lit up. YIPPEE.
One problem: These switches are soldered in place, i.e. the wires. Due to this, even if I could find a new switch, it would not be time effecient to replace just the switch. Which is unfortunate.
Solution: Replace light, hence what's listed here. New light is a Thin-lite Model 311-1. Couldn't find a good page that listed detailed product info (not surprising for RV stuff), otherwise would've linked it.
This light is located above the sink, and underneath the cabinets. It is fairly easy to get to and replace. First step is to unscrew the six screws holding it in place. I had only expected four, one on each corner, but there was also two in the middle. Can't explain why, nor do I want to ponder why.
|Amount to strip|
|Just before stripping|
|All tied together|
|Scratch awl in action|
|All mounted, before cover is on|
The only thing that concerns me, long term, is it feels like has same type of switch which failed on this light, and one before this. Not quite sure why these switches failed, be it age, design, frequency of use, voltage/amperage passing through, any or none of these? Am hoping for the best on this one. It did look a little easier to add a secondary switch if needed.
|Proof it works|