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You have power at the fuse. The brake light switch has two wires on it, one is the supply from the fuse the other is to the lights, Check for volts at the switch (yes), bridge the two wires then follow the wiring checking for a live. Start at a light and work your way back up the loom checking all connecting sockets, has the vehicle a trailer socket, check the multi-plug where it picks up the wiring.
Did you actually check the brake light switch for power in and out ? There are two different fuses, one for each side. And the circuit includes the turn signal switch. The third brake light bypasses the turn signals.
There is no adjustment. The park lights are on a different circuit than the brake lights.
Do you have a third brake light that works. Its also on a different circuit but works from the same switch. Do your turn signals work. They use the same filament as the brake lights.
Also, the brake light circuit goes through the multi function (turn signal) switch.
Since the brake lights and turn signal lights use the same filament in the bulbs, the brake light circuit will pass through the turn signal switch. When a turn signal is used it cancels out the brake light for that side.
Let me know if your third brake light and turn signals work in the rear.
Also, if youy have not already, check/change the bulbs. The type of sockets those lights are in also get burned so look at them well.
Kind of hard to be 100% sure without seeing the switch, but seems like the old switch was a simple single pole on/off switch while the new one is a multiple pole switch.
The old switch had two positions, off and on. The new one most likely is off/on/on, perhaps used to turn on two banks of lights similar to a 3 way switch on a floor lamp; off/dim/bright.
Sounds like it could be used provided it fits physically. Wiring would be power in to one wire and switched to one of the output wires. The third wire should be covered properly with a wire nut and tape to keep it from shorting out.
However, there will be a position on the switch which will do nothing at all.
After having said all this, I would suggest you purchase the correct switch as the replacement.
Yes, you can. Since you have power at the one 3-way switch already. Use two of the three wires to go DIRECTLY through to the other 3-way switch. Make sure NOT to connect these wires to anything other than to the 3-way switch. Now, you have power at the one 3-way switch - and the two wires (called travelers, jockeys, etc.) going directly over to the other 3-way switch. You already have your neutral at your lights, so that's taken care of. Now, wire each of the four lights together - and take your remaining wire down (connect it) to the (powerless) 3-way switch where you just brought the two travelers/jockey wires to. Land this on the colored/odd screw on the 3-way switch. Now, the 3-wire cable that came from the 3-way switch that had power to it already...has a remaining wire that you will cap. You used the two wires to go directly over to the other 3-way switch - and now, that third wire can just be capped (or taped off). So basically, you have power at one 3-way switch. You have two wires going directly to the other 3-way switch. And from this switch, you have a wire going to your lights. The neutrals are connected together between the four lights (which I'm presuming have already been connected back to a neutral source, or your electrical panel). I hope this helps. If not, please contact me again. Good Luck, and I wish you well. - Jim
Sorry for the delay. I don't understand why they have the third "on/off" switch. Normally on a boat like yours, the set would be as follows :
Each pair of batteries would be jumped together to make a single large bank. We can then consider them "bank 1" and "bank 2" usually they will correspond to port and starboard.
Now you will take the positive lead from bank 1 and connect it to B1 on the port switch and then jumper it to B1 on the starboard switch.
You will do the same for bank 2 and the starboard switch.
The "common" on each switch will be your positive output to the motors corresponding them to port and starboard.
Now you can run your port motor with the port switch selected to battery 1 and the starboard motor with the starboard switch selected to battery 2.
Your emergency parallel is already built in. If battery bank 1 dies, you can start both engines with battery bank 2 and vice versa. Putting the switche(s) to the "all" position will allow you to start/run the engine(s) form both banks at once.
You can use the third switch to supply the "house" system. Take its power feed from the "common" terminal on either of the battery switches. In this way you can isolate which battery bank you use to draw power from for all of your accessories so there is no fear of you running a battery bank dead and being stranded. For example if your house feed is connected to the port battery switch and you have the port battery switch selected to bank 1 (port bank), should you run the battery dead listening to the radio you can simply start the starboard engine and then select "all" on the port switch. Now the starboard engine will be charging the port battery bank, bringing the house system back to life and allowing you to start the port engine.
In order for the system to work it is important that all of the battery and engine grounds be connected together in a central point (a common buss bar).
Dont forget that you cannot switch battery switches while the engines are running.
You Need to Test with a electric tester and Identify a Hot and a nuetral in t the Box. If you find them that is what you need AT LT.If you are missing either you will have to add it. 3W switches can be installed numerous ways.If you have More info let me know.
there are too many ways to wire a three way switch circuit, to guess at, and they are not all compatible if the ends are wired differently, a sparky has the tester to be able to tie the third switch in.
In the wall transmitter (switch) and in the receiver are frequency switches. It's a bank of 4 tiny on/off switches. They can be set so each fan is different. The receiver and the transmitter must be set the same. So, as an example, you could set one of yours as follows ( 1 means on, 0 means off): 1110 - another one 1101, and the third 1011.