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Ok, I know this is going to be over my head and I won't be able to fix it, but maybe the problem is something simple. Anyway, inside the front door is a panel with several light switches. The panel quit working the other day. I have no idea why. So before anyone tells me to put a meter to it, don't waste your time. The guy reading the meter has to understand what he is seeing. Does that tell you about my abilities on this type of issue? I have never had any luck on working on 12v stuff. It just does nothing but confuse me and almost always creates sparks and more issues, when it makes something else quit working. This issue confuses me, even more, for the following:

1. The switch marked Panel Light has a black and red wire to it.
2. The black wire goes to the 12v Master switch on the panel
3. The red wire goes to a blue cube, like the Bosch relay, but I don't believe
it is? It is marked Caution 110v VAC
4. There is a white wire from that blue cube that goes into that hole in the
wall to the left.
5. There are smaller black and white wires leaving that cube that go to a
brown round cylindrical thing that looks like it is glued to the panel.

Pics attached. Thanks in advance for any advice. I also apologize to anyone offering ideas and info, if it is wasted on me, because of my lack of skills in this area. If I don't get it fixed it won't be because I don't appreciate the info.


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The blue cube is a 110v converter like the blue cubes that BB used for the dash outline. Dan Hartley has them in stock if that is all you need. Most likely it is. My father had to replace his in an 2003 LX last week.
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Thanks Dan. Not sure I know how the blue cube gets its 110v power. It feels like it is attached to the wall. I don't see how it is attached, other than glued? I may have to leave this to someone that knows what they are doing. I'll get one of the converters and maybe then I will understand what is going on when I get it. Thanks again.
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Thanks Dan. Not sure I know how the blue cube gets its 110v power. It feels like it is attached to the wall. I don't see how it is attached, other than glued? I may have to leave this to someone that knows what they are doing. I'll get one of the converters and maybe then I will understand what is going on when I get it. Thanks again.
Jim, the blue cube takes 12 vDC and inverts it to 110 vAC. All these electroluminescent panels run on AC.
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Thanks Clint, that makes more sense than what I was thinking. I'm just not smart enough about this stuff to figure it out on my own. For some reason I was thinking it worked the other way around. I think it is starting to make sense to me now. I will get one of these blue cubes. Maybe a couple of them and have one as a spare. Thanks again Clint.
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Birtles had them made for years and said they are almost gone and there won't be any more. Grab a couple.
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Thanks Chip I just did that.
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