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Old 04-03-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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Signal Light for Water Pump

My 2005 Classic does not have a light to show that the water pump is on. On our last trip the kitchen faucet came on while we were on the road and we had some water in the kitchen. Would appreciate hearing about any modifications you have made to the monitor panel to add an "on" light for the water pump.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:20 AM   #2
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Find power wire to pump.

Install led from power to GROUND.

When switch on led should illuminate!
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:52 AM   #3
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Water Pump On Indicator

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... Would appreciate hearing about any modifications you have made to the monitor panel to add an "on" light for the water pump.
I wired the LED across the leads going to the water pump. I purchased the following LED from Radio Shack and it worked well.

Green LED Assembly
12VDC 15mA 25mcd
p/n 276-0085
barcode # 4029310286

This assembly has a built-in W, 680 ohm resistor for 12VDC operation.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:37 AM   #4
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I replaced my switch with an aluminated one from here.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:54 AM   #5
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if your classic has two switches like mine you might find locating an indicator light at the base of the wardrobe the easiest route. it was easy to access and is easy to see, i used the radio shack led noted above.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:58 AM   #6
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Had the same thing happen last summer. Wadda mess to clean up. We have carpeting and it took a bit to sop up most of the water then a couple of days, heat and fans and a rug shampoo machine to dry things out. Weather was not cooperative either. All seems OK. Hope your mess was not as bad. And ours has a light that works. DUH . We are much more careful now.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:06 PM   #7
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I was thinking of installing an LED lighted switch to replace the standard water pump switch on my Micropulse monitor console. I like the switches that Roger posted the link to, and I think the mini rocker switches A2-23 or A2-38 would be an exact or close fit.
Has anyone done this before? If so, is it better to pull the whole console to install it, or is it better to just pull the individual switch? How does the console detach from the wall? I think the individual switches just snap in and out, but I'm not sure about the wire length. Any help would be appreciated. Here is a pic of my monitor...
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Simply remove the sink cover when traveling. Easier than installing a light which you'll probably ignore anyway.
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Simply remove the sink cover when traveling. Easier than installing a light which you'll probably ignore anyway.
I'm not sure about other RV's, but my clear tank is almost twice the size of my grey tank, so letting the water run could easily overflow the grey resulting in water pouring out of the shower basin
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:14 PM   #10
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Simply remove the sink cover when traveling. Easier than installing a light which you'll probably ignore anyway.
I've left my pump on and had the toilet run. Any reminder to turn off the pump will help me. Besides, I like a challenge...
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I like CWFs idea to add a Led light, connected to pump side of the switch. Not sure how that panel comes apart, but it can't be too hard. You can drill a hole in the wall next to the panel. Run the wires from the light over to the switch panel.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:30 PM   #12
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CA', the silver colored plate may pop out of the surrounding black plastic. Try it (gently). It also looks like the switches may pop out.

Check the instructions for the monitor, or the company website for info.

We forget to turn off the pump from time to time, but so far no faucet has turned itself on.

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My 2005 Classic does not have a light to show that the water pump is on. On our last trip the kitchen faucet came on while we were on the road and we had some water in the kitchen. Would appreciate hearing about any modifications you have made to the monitor panel to add an "on" light for the water pump.
In my very similar trailer:

I purchased a 12 volt LED pilot light with lead wires built in. I drilled a proper sized hole and mounted the LED on the flange of the plastic heat vent below the closet.
since the water pump is right behind that location, it was a very simple matter of splicing the led wires into the water pump wires. This location is ideal because it can easily be viewed when standing in front of either water pump switch location.

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I like CWFs idea to add a Led light, connected to pump side of the switch. Not sure how that panel comes apart, but it can't be too hard. You can drill a hole in the wall next to the panel. Run the wires from the light over to the switch panel.
A more elegant solution would be to replace the switch with a lighted switch. No holes to drill, just remove one switch and insert the other.

In my Interstate, I've got one lighted switch, for the tank heaters (a red light inside the switch), and I've often wondered why the water pump doesn't have a lighted switch as well. Since the two switches are the same size and type in my Interstate, I may order a lighted switch for the water pump myself.
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