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Clock in bedroom not lite up or working?

I know someone on this forum will know the answer.  No clock showing up in bedroom overhead.  I checked the switch and it is on and can't find any fuses for this.  Any help would be most appreciated.
Joe & Dottie Allen
2000 U320; build # 5645
Our coach, Maxine
Motorcade #  15922;  Escapee 150950; FMCA F495795; Boondockers Welcome
'98 U320 from 2000-'06

"the difference between stupidity and genius?  Genius has it's limits!"

Re: Clock in bedroom not lite up or working?

Reply #1
Not sure where fuse would be but the good news (maybe bad) is that the factory still puts them in new coaches.
2014 ih45  (4th Foretravel owned)
 1997 36' U295 Sold in 2020, owned for 19 years
   U240 36' Sold to insurance company after melting in garage fire
    33' Foretravel on Dodge Chassis  Sold very long time ago

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Reply #2
Were you able to check to see whether it may have just accidentally been placed in the most dim setting?
Jennifer
2003 36' U295 (# 6070)
Thousand Oaks, CA

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Reply #3
There is no dim setting on this one that I can find.  No fuse either!
Joe & Dottie Allen
2000 U320; build # 5645
Our coach, Maxine
Motorcade #  15922;  Escapee 150950; FMCA F495795; Boondockers Welcome
'98 U320 from 2000-'06

"the difference between stupidity and genius?  Genius has it's limits!"

Re: Clock in bedroom not lite up or working?

Reply #4
Do you have power to it?

If not, there are some easy 12 VDC connections nearby.
Brett Wolfe
EX: 1993 U240
Moderator, ForeForum 2001-
Moderator Diesel RV Club 2002-
Moderator, FMCA Forum 2009-2020
Chairman FMCA Technical Advisory Committee 2011-2020

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Reply #5
Do you have power to it?

If not, there are some easy 12 VDC connections nearby.

Brett;  all other functions work on the panel.  Dock lights, lights under cabinets by bed, etc.  Just no clock.  Could it be a bulb?  May have to open it up in the overhead cabinet.  What do you think?
Joe & Dottie Allen
2000 U320; build # 5645
Our coach, Maxine
Motorcade #  15922;  Escapee 150950; FMCA F495795; Boondockers Welcome
'98 U320 from 2000-'06

"the difference between stupidity and genius?  Genius has it's limits!"

Re: Clock in bedroom not lite up or working?

Reply #6
It is led not a single bulb. Light tap or small persuasive percussion?
1999 40 ft. U-320 wtfe build 5563 Chuck & Lynda's "Rollin' Inn"  2030 watts solar
prev. mh's 71 GMC 5 yrs. 73 Pace Setter 1 yr. 78 Vogue 5 yrs 81 FTX 40ft all electric 18 yrs. 1996 Monaco Signature 3 yrs.
2014 Grand Cherokee Overland
Dream as if you will live forever. Live as if you will die today.  James Dean

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Reply #7
Mine quit working awhile back. FT did not have a replacement then. Maybe now. An Echo Dot Clock is much more useful to us. And likely much cheaper.

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Reply #8
I don't think I have a dimmer on mine. I wish it did. It has an on off switch.
1999 36ft. U320 Foretravel
Build # 5436
1998 Suzuki Sidekick Sport

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Reply #9
We picked up a small clock from Office Depot that projects time and temperature on the ceiling. Large enough that the DW and I can read what it says without having to put on our bifocals.
It also has a battery so I don't have to reset it every time we go off shore power and then return.
We like it so much that it is now used here in the house for the winter.
Nitehawk,  Demolition Lady, & our master, Rocket the cat.
1989 Grand Villa 36' ORED
Oshkosh chassis, 8.2 DD V8
2006 Saturn Vue AWD

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Reply #10
When I got my '99 FT a couple years ago that clock wasn't working.  I opened up the panel and cleaned the contacts on the board with Deoxit and it has been working since.  It was showing 12 volts before and not working.
Forest & Cindy Olivier
1999 36' U320 build #5522
2013 Rzr 570
2006 Lexus GX470
2011 Tahoe LT 4x4
Previous 1998 45' 2 slide Newell, 1993 39' Newell

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Reply #11
Thanks everyone, will give the small tap a try, otherwise, will be using my alexa dot!
Joe & Dottie Allen
2000 U320; build # 5645
Our coach, Maxine
Motorcade #  15922;  Escapee 150950; FMCA F495795; Boondockers Welcome
'98 U320 from 2000-'06

"the difference between stupidity and genius?  Genius has it's limits!"

Re: Clock in bedroom not lite up or working?

Reply #12
IIRC there isn't a dimmer switch, but if you repeatedly push on a couple of buttons to the right one will brighten the display while the other dims it.

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Reply #13
That is how ours works also. You can dim it down till you cant see any numbers.
Richard & Betty Bark & Keiko our Golden Doodle
2003 U320T 3820 PBDS
Build # 6215
MC # 16926
2016 Chevrolet Colorado 4X4 diesel

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Reply #14
I love mine. It works and has a dimmer. 1996
1996 U295-36, Cummins 300hp, 8.3. Build number 4864. Vin number 1F97D536XTNO54271. Purchased October 31, 2019.

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Reply #15
Heck, our clock on the driver's side of the bed and the radio on the passenger side both work, and the coach is 31 years old!! Only problem is both of them are not in easily read locations. So we never use them.
Nitehawk,  Demolition Lady, & our master, Rocket the cat.
1989 Grand Villa 36' ORED
Oshkosh chassis, 8.2 DD V8
2006 Saturn Vue AWD

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Reply #16
Joe,

The breaker that is for the bedroom clock should be one of the breakers that is in the breaker panel that is behind the kick panel at the front door. Seems like that is the only thing on that breaker so the clock would be the only thing affected. Now I for sure don't remember off the top of my head as to which breaker out of  the 60 or so it is.

Mike
Pamela & Mike 97 U 320

"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."

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Reply #17
Thanks Mike, that is one place I did not check.  Will check that out in the morning!  I know they have little reset switches, but memory serves me, there is only a couple in that kick panel that you can reset.
I tried the other switches to see if I could brighten up the display, no go on that as well. 
Will post my findings!
Joe & Dottie Allen
2000 U320; build # 5645
Our coach, Maxine
Motorcade #  15922;  Escapee 150950; FMCA F495795; Boondockers Welcome
'98 U320 from 2000-'06

"the difference between stupidity and genius?  Genius has it's limits!"

Re: Clock in bedroom not lite up or working?

Reply #18
It could be just a poor contact in the on / off led switch in the clock, switch it back and forth a few times and say a few choice words.

You know........... like Please, Please, Please start working, or {insert your choice here}  :D
Justin & Cathy Byrd
1995 U280 “Old Faithful”
36' Build #4673
C8.3 Cummins
Allison MD3060R 6 speed - retarder
Powertech 10KW  4cyl Kubota

Re: Clock in bedroom not lite up or working?

Reply #19
It could be just a poor contact in the on / off led switch in the clock, switch it back and forth a few times and say a few choice words.

You know........... like Please, Please, Please start working, or {insert your choice here}  :D

Tried that;  didn't work!  lol
Joe & Dottie Allen
2000 U320; build # 5645
Our coach, Maxine
Motorcade #  15922;  Escapee 150950; FMCA F495795; Boondockers Welcome
'98 U320 from 2000-'06

"the difference between stupidity and genius?  Genius has it's limits!"

Re: Clock in bedroom not lite up or working?

Reply #20
Joe,

I couldn't sleep so I pulled some prints on our coach and the bedroom clock is on breaker #53. It may have changed from our '97 to your "double ought" but worth looking there to start.

Mike
Pamela & Mike 97 U 320

"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."

Re: Clock in bedroom not lite up or working?

Reply #21
Joe,

I couldn't sleep so I pulled some prints on our coach and the bedroom clock is on breaker #53. It may have changed from our '97 to your "double ought" but worth looking there to start.

Mike

Thank you Mike for your help, will check it out when DW wakes up!  lol  Those prints are the one thing I am missing with all my paperwork I received with coach!
Joe & Dottie Allen
2000 U320; build # 5645
Our coach, Maxine
Motorcade #  15922;  Escapee 150950; FMCA F495795; Boondockers Welcome
'98 U320 from 2000-'06

"the difference between stupidity and genius?  Genius has it's limits!"

Re: Clock in bedroom not lite up or working?

Reply #22
Joe,

You need to find the B-2198, B-2126, (both electrical) and the B-2208(air) that are for your coach.  Those 3 are a must for any tinkering.  Now somewhere around your era coach they swapped numbers on the 2198 (seems like they transposed 2 numbers when they upgraded prints and it may be 2189) but is the same print.

Mike
Pamela & Mike 97 U 320

"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."

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Reply #23
My clock didnt work when I bought the coach. I found the problem to be a poor ground. Upper left side ,at the rear in the storage area, above the bed, , there was a  ground wire poorly secured to Aluminum tubing. I clean and applied a copper aluminum paste and it works great. A little work getting to the ground connections, but it solved the problem.
Safe Travels
Dave
2001 U320 40ft
Build #5867
2003 Tracker
VE7DOD

Re: Clock in bedroom not lite up or working?

Reply #24
Update;  pulled the kick panel up front and no #53.  Most all of the junctions are on bus bars and there are no resettable fuses in there either.  Waiting on a call back from Brad before I go any further.  Sure do miss the days when I could call James direct and get all the answers I needed.  That was worth the motorcade dues alone!  UGH!
Thanks to all for your input and I will update this once I figure it out or not!
Joe & Dottie Allen
2000 U320; build # 5645
Our coach, Maxine
Motorcade #  15922;  Escapee 150950; FMCA F495795; Boondockers Welcome
'98 U320 from 2000-'06

"the difference between stupidity and genius?  Genius has it's limits!"