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Old 03-06-2017, 09:40 AM   #1
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Info on Electrical for 64 Overlander

I've had an electrician come and try to figure out why none of these things are working: new FanTastic fan in bath, old fan in kitchen ceiling and the outside light by the door. Fuses are all good... he figured maybe there was a damaged wire SOMEWHERE. I have had a huge mouse problem and think that they could well have chewed things up.
I guess I should have asked first... do these three things all run on the same wire? My schematic is really basic. Do I have to tear my original interior apart to find and repair this?
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Old 03-06-2017, 11:39 AM   #2
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My comments are based on my '67 Caravelle and thus will assume your '64 is similar. Let's start by assuming the fans and lighting are on separate 12v circuits/wiring all originating from the "Uni-Volt" box. The Uni-Volt gets 12v (& 19v for battery charging) from a simple transformer.

Exterior light gets power from the lighting circuit. Difference is that it is feed by 12+ and grounds to the chassis. All other lights are grounded back at the Uni-volt. On my Caravel, the exterior light is feed from the nearest wall sconce (12v positive leg only) fixture through a conventional wiring device (switch).

On my Caravel, all the fans are on one 12v circuit (i.e. vent fan and galley fan). load and ground originate from the Uni-Volt.

It could very well be that a mouse chewed the wires, but start at the Uni-volt (or whatever your trailer may now have) and look for voltage. Go to each fixture/fan and see where you loose voltage. The wiring is all daisy-chained from fixture to fixture.
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:04 PM   #3
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I posted some Overlander factory wiring diagrams on this forum last year that might help.
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f447...am-157737.html
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:57 PM   #4
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Thanks to you both. This is really helpful.
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:00 PM   #5
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Some times the fuse is good but the clips that hold it are not tight or are corroded, I would temporally by pass the fuses one at a time. And go from there
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Can you post pics of the fuse panel?
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I wish I could but my Airstream is 1500 miles away from me right now, and may be covered in about ten feet of snow!
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