Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-05-2015, 01:02 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
1987 34' Limited
New Orleans (for now) , Everywhere
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 6
Help us identify these wires please!

Hello! We are renovating a 1987 34' Limited and we are currently replacing a few areas of the subfloor and have found some unidentified wires and what seems to be a plastic piece holding them together. It is located in the front on the passenger side. Since the small piece holding them together is sticking out of the belly pan a tiny bit we thought it might be a thermometer of some sort for the control panel? Not entirely sure. So I was wondering if anyone knew what these wires are for and where/if we can purchase a new plastic piece?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image1.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	594.3 KB
ID:	237847   Click image for larger version

Name:	image2.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	323.0 KB
ID:	237848  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image3.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	397.5 KB
ID:	237849  
__________________

__________________
dillonation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2015, 01:10 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
BambiTex's Avatar
 
1967 26' Overlander
1955 22' Flying Cloud
1964 17' Bambi II
Clear Lake Shores , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,150
Looks like a ground wire to me.
__________________

__________________
BambiTex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2015, 01:11 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,313
Images: 4
I believe it's the sender unit (sensor) for the external temperature gauge on the control panel. If it's like mine, the temperature gauge is switchable between internal and external temperatures. My similar internal sensor is underneath the shelf supporting the radio. The temperature gauge has adjustable calibrators, but mine are so sensitive as to be unusable.
Nick
__________________
Nick Crowhurst, Excella 25 1988, Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel. England in summer, USA in winter.
"The price of freedom is eternal maintenance."
nickcrowhurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2015, 01:12 PM   #4
1 Rivet Member
 
1987 34' Limited
New Orleans (for now) , Everywhere
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 6
One more thing: It has a brown, orange and red wire connected to it.
__________________
dillonation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2015, 01:16 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,313
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by dillonation View Post
It has a brown, orange and red wire connected to it.
If you remove the control panel you will see these two colored wires entering the back of the temperature gauge.
Nick.
__________________
Nick Crowhurst, Excella 25 1988, Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel. England in summer, USA in winter.
"The price of freedom is eternal maintenance."
nickcrowhurst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2015, 11:41 AM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
1998 34' Limited
Buford , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 111
The wires are to the outside sensor for the temp display on the control panel. If the external sensor is bad, it probably reads -40 on the display. As far as I know the sensor isn't available from Airstream, but I hope I'm wrong. You can find other sensors that will function with that system, but with the availability of inexpensive, wireless remote systems, I'm not sure it's worth the effort/expense. If it works correctly, leave it alone. If it doesn't (shows -40) you can either try to replace the sensor or cut the wires and tape them up. If you choose that option, leave them as long as possible and as close as possible to the opening in the belly, maybe with a retrieval string attached. If they are not long enough to reach the opening, splice some additional wire onto them so that at a later time, should you choose to do so, you can clean away the sealant around the opening and pull them through to outside to attach a new sensor. That's what I did. Best of luck.
__________________

__________________
fwjumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Disconnected wires, help to identify cclaybrook Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 0 02-22-2015 08:24 PM
Will someone identify these please Bex Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 4 09-26-2013 09:27 PM
Please help me identify what model this is freeofecho Our Community 9 10-22-2010 08:12 AM
Help Identify my new trailer please kstampa Vintage Kin 10 06-05-2010 09:18 AM
Airstream or not? Please help IDENTIFY! fcavolijr General Motorhome Topics 20 09-22-2009 11:49 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.