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Old 10-02-2007, 11:58 PM   #1
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Mystery Wires

Hi,

Can anybody help with this question?

We bought a used, like new ’91 26ft Excella and after 10k miles of flawless service, and I recently discovered two severed wires near the A-frame hitch area (see photos below). One wire is yellow, the other is red, both look to be about 14gGa. I did not put them there, so I don’t know the purpose. Can anybody tell me what the former owner might have used these wires for?

Here are some clues:
  • These two wires are NOT original equipment. They were attached with electrical tape to run along the outside and follow the thick black seven-way cord all the way to the interior of the cabin.
  • These two wires are NOT part of the seven-way plug assembly/wiring harness (ruling out my Left Turn and Back Up wires).
  • The wires from the emergency brake switch and the power jack are already connected to other wires which travel inside of the A-frame. (And they work just fine!)
  • Inside the cabin, these two wires DO NOT terminate anywhere near the battery or univolt.
  • I traced these two wires inside the cabin and they proceed under the paneling and go UP…toward the front window.

I decided not to remove the couch and paneling for fear of 'that look'…so would really appreciate any thoughts you might have.




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Old 10-03-2007, 12:02 AM   #2
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I hate to be the one to say it, but you are going to have to see where the mystery wires go. Could be anything.
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Hi,

Can anybody help with this question?

We bought a used, like new ’91 26ft Excella and after 10k miles of flawless service, and I recently discovered two severed wires near the A-frame hitch area (see photos below). One wire is yellow, the other is red, both look to be about 14gGa. I did not put them there, so I don’t know the purpose. Can anybody tell me what the former owner might have used these wires for?

Here are some clues:
  • These two wires are NOT original equipment. They were attached with electrical tape to run along the outside and follow the thick black seven-way cord all the way to the interior of the cabin.
  • These two wires are NOT part of the seven-way plug assembly/wiring harness (ruling out my Left Turn and Back Up wires).
  • The wires from the emergency brake switch and the power jack are already connected to other wires which travel inside of the A-frame. (And they work just fine!)
  • Inside the cabin, these two wires DO NOT terminate anywhere near the battery or univolt.
  • I traced these two wires inside the cabin and they proceed under the paneling and go UP…toward the front window.

I decided not to remove the couch and paneling for fear of 'that look'…so would really appreciate any thoughts you might have.




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Could be for a 12 volt supply to a reefer.

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