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Internal lights from leisure battery?

Postby Westy123 » 13 Feb 2018, 12:35

Apologies if this has been raised elsewhere. I have a 1986 Westy, and want to run the internal lights from the leisure battery rather than the vehicle one. The 15A fuse in position 3 seems to run them (plus stereo and 12v socket I think). Is there any reason why I shouldn't just remove the fuse, and run a feed, with inline 15A fuse, from the leisure battery + terminal and connect to the top slot of the now vacant position 3? Not sure if I have missed something vital! Thanks.
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Re: Internal lights from leisure battery?

Postby Mocki » 13 Feb 2018, 15:59

no, no reason at all, infact its a common fix....
just make sure nothing else for the actual vehicle is on that fuse ( early vans have brake lights on the same fuse, and whilst thats not really a issue, it is worth noting )
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Re: Internal lights from leisure battery?

Postby ZsZ » 13 Feb 2018, 16:37

in late models behind the fuse panel somewhere there is hanging a 2pin white connector. That connector has a red wire going into one of the pins and if you have rear screen defroster/defogger then green going to the other. Thatred wire is for the internal lights so you can plug a fused wire from the leisure into that.
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Re: Internal lights from leisure battery?

Postby Westy123 » 13 Feb 2018, 16:57

Brilliant. Thanks for your advice. Have been meaning to address this issue for about 3 years!
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Re: Internal lights from leisure battery?

Postby ZsZ » 13 Feb 2018, 17:00

I found my pic. That T shaped yellowish white connector with the red wires in the left of the pic is the one.
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Re: Internal lights from leisure battery?

Postby Westy123 » 13 Feb 2018, 18:24

Thanks for that - will have a look.
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Re: Internal lights from leisure battery?

Postby 937carrera » 13 Feb 2018, 21:19

Very clear instructions and diagrams here.

https://vwt25.blog/2016/05/19/rewiring-stereo-to-leisure-battery/

I went for option 2, took about 20 minutes and now we can listen to the radio for hours without worrying about flattening the vehicle battery :ok
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Re: Internal lights from leisure battery?

Postby Westy123 » 13 Feb 2018, 21:51

That's fantastic! Thanks. Wasn't sure if I was missing something. That will save a lot of worry when we're without a hook up. Cheers everyone.
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