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In the end, I took your suggestion. There was just a small nub
of wire available and it was impossible to pull the cable to make
more wire available. However, I was still able to connect a new
wire to the nub of unused wire protruding from the cable, and now
my helm lights works again. Thanks.
Sabbatical III, SM #419, Lanzarote, Canary Islands
On 10/29/2018 8:56 PM, sangaris@...
Do either of the two cut off wires have 0 resistance, such
that you could use that for the negative?
Cheers, Craig Briggs, SN68
The dome light at the helm station of Sabbatical III no
longer works. My multi-meter shows only 18 volts and
there is substantial resistance on the positive (blue)
wire but none on the negative (black) wire. So I need to
pull a new wire. The existing (original) wire is a grey,
round cable containing four wires, two of which are cut
off at each end. It is easy to find in the ceiling space
revealed by the sliding ceiling panel just forward of the
autopilot locker in the galley. It disappears by itself
into a hole and then apparently comes up in the center
section of the hard dodger. There seems to be a rubber
gland where this part of the dodger sits on the deck. I
guess that the electrical cable goes through that gland.
My question is: Do I have to remove the dodger in order
to replace this electrical cable? I have pulled on this
cable with only moderate force and it did not budge. I
wish to avoid removing the dodger at this point in time.
Has any one replaced this cable? Thanks.
Sabbatical III, SM#419, Lanzarote, Canary Islands