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Old 04-15-2011, 09:38 AM   #1
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Airstream Central Control Panel

My central control panel above the kitchen sink seems to have blowen a fuse or shorted out. I installed a 12V Deep Cycle battery and all functions were working on the panel. Then I turned on the water pump at the panel and everything went dead. However, the 12V interior lights still work. I cannot find a fuse or circuit breaker that is blown or tripped. Anyone have any ideas where the problem may be?
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:47 AM   #2
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Hello, there, and welcome to the forums! I'm sure you'll find plenty of other owers here willing to jump in with some advice on the problem you've encountered with your Airstream! (I would, too, but our Airstream -- a 67 model -- surely doesn't have the same electrical design as yours.)

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Old 04-15-2011, 09:55 AM   #3
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Had to say hi and comment on your forum name. I live about 50 miles from the "crossroads". Hwy 61 and Hwy 49 intersection in Clarksdale, MS- home of the delta blues.

Good luck on solving your electrical issue. My 68 is different so I can't offer any advice.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:01 AM   #4
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Look in the fuse panel down by the battery charger under the front window. Also check the battery is hooked-up with the correct polarity.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:23 AM   #5
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Deltablues11 there is a fuse on the back of the central control panel. You will need to remove the face to get at it.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:03 AM   #6
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Okay, I've looked over that Central Control Panel and find no way of removing the face to get inside of it. It is surrounded by the overhead cabinet above the stove and is part of the stove fan assembly. I've taken the fan filter off to see if I could come from the bottom and it is also sealed. What am I missing here? Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:46 AM   #7
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Does your control panel look like this? If so I know a lot about repairing these.

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Old 04-25-2011, 12:38 PM   #8
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I'm have the same problem as Delta . I need to replace all the bulbs I think. I also tried goin in from the bottom NO LUCK. Mine is different than what you have pictured. MINE is all windows. I NEED HELP TOO!
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Old 04-27-2011, 02:23 AM   #9
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Control panel

Can anyone tell me if there is supposed to be a CP on a 66 Safari?

I see no signs of one, and am wondering how to manually check all systems without it. I gather that it might be (or supposed to be ) over the galley in the cabinet.
Any help here would be greatly appreciated, original available, or any to recommend that are better?
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The CP on a 66 is probably like the one on our 67: Not much there. It's basically just a switch for the water pump and the thermostat for the AC. None of that fancy stuff like on the newer rigs!

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Old 04-27-2011, 10:43 AM   #11
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Thanks- Yes, I have those 2 things-although it has no A/C-just a furnace that I haven't tried. I'm thinking about removing the innards and re configuring it with a wave 6 catalytic heater- recessed if it will fit.
How do you check/monitor your black tank level, and fresh water level for that matter?
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:06 AM   #12
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How do you check/monitor your black tank level, and fresh water level for that matter?
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As for the black tank, a small flashlight is all you need.

As for the CP vs. all storage tanks, the accuracy of those meters on the CPs (when they work, prone to failure if you read up on them) is in great doubt.

Even the newest ones don't seem to be anywhere approaching 100% accuracy or reliability.
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If you can remove the small side panel on the right side of the control panel, you may be able to get at the fuse holder. My 74 mtc. manual lists it as 15 amps and it's on the blue wire. Failing that you have to take the whole thing out. This is done by removing the exhaust filter, the filter bracket, the afore mentioned side panel, the knob for the exhaust, unplug the wiring harness, and weasel out the control panel. Good idea to clean the harness plug contacts while you have it apart. Good luck!!!.......Phil.
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i have a control panel like the one here in post #7. it works from time to time. right now if is not working. I press the button and a quick flash of lights but doesn't stay on long enough to read the levels. Any ideas how to fix this?

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