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Old 03-25-2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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Wires in back storage compartment

still in discovery after 1st trip i came across some wires in the back storage compartment and they made me curious. i know airstream does a lot of prewiring as i found the thread explaining the a/v wires behind the cd exchanger. there is also a small shelf with velcro on it where the wires come out. they are a black, a red and a yellow cable with 3 wires inside. i am going to try to attach a picture. there was also a small tool, an aluminum handle with a pin in the end of it, again i will attach a pic since my description is not technically sound. what have we got here?
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:19 PM   #2
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Unscrew the cover from your electric tongue jack. The tool looks like your emergency crank to activate the jack if power fails.


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Old 03-25-2008, 07:58 PM   #3
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Thats pretty neat. I have that same tool in my 69 Ambassador. It also has a power frt jack, this will give me something else to investigate.
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As far as the wires are concerned Possible convertor / Invertor wiring.
The yellow wire appears to be part of the 110 wiring from the pic?
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:04 PM   #4
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That is the emergency tongue jack tool. The two small wires look like a solar pre wire. Ours come out in the refrigerator compartment outside. That yellow wire looks like some sort of AC wire. But that one beats me. Put a meter across the wires and see if their is AC or DC voltage or in ohms check to see if they have some resistance. If you get nothing across that yellow wire than you have a real puzzle on your hands.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:35 PM   #5
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ok the red and black are 12v pos and neg tied into the #8 circuit on the 12 v fuse board. they were hot. i still cont know about the 3 wire yellow cable. a black a white and a green wire inside a yellow insulator wrap. by the way i found the green and yellow leads for a solar panel inside the frig closet as well. still dont know what i have in the trunk.
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