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Old 10-15-2018, 11:57 AM   #1
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1959 wiring help

I'm currently working on an 18' 1959 Airstream Caravel, I'm having difficulty figuring out where the trailer exterior lighting harness terminates and is distributed to the side and marker lights. The issue is that the harness that goes comes out of the wall and through the floor pan is rotten and needs to be replaced. I don't want to start digging around the walls to find the junction box. Has anyone worked on an Airstream of this vintage? I'm using an inspection camera to look inside but no luck so far. thanks

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1959 wiring help

I'm not sure a junction box was ever used in that era. All the connections will be inside the front wall, if I recall they were just twisted together and wrapped in tape. It's common for joints to be inaccessible, a real pain for simple fixes. All of my experience has been thru total diss assembly and wiring replacement with new fuse boxes and such.

On edit. One of mine had the splices below the very front end of the floor inside the belly pan.
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I drilled out the rivets in the front wall and took a peek inside, the connections were there on wire nuts. I replaced the wiring and luckily I have the appropriate vintage rivets for resealing the exterior. Thanks all for the replies.
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