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Old 08-25-2010, 05:13 PM   #15
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I feel like I am solving a giant puzzle here.
That's how I felt when I was working on my 7-way plug and the break away switch.

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Old 08-25-2010, 05:21 PM   #16
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Well, I figured out why the Central Control Panel was not working.

I tested the fuses and they were all okay. So, I decided to work backwards. I noticed a white/cream colored cable (looks like and old round phone line) coming out of the right side of the Control panel above the stove. I traced it and found that the cable had been cut and tucked up above they stove.

Why would anyone do that? I just don't get it.

I am still awaiting my manuals, but does anyone know where I might look to find the other end.

I did a cursory below the stove but did not see it.
There was a similar cable below the stove, but that wire looked to braided wires within the shield.

I feel like I am solving a giant puzzle here.
I'll take a look in my manual to give you an idea where to search for the other end of that cut cable. As you can see us 78 Abassador 28's stick together when in need. I have the floor plan like yours with the fuse panel up front with the two batteries and would be your univolt location. My unit hasn't been hacked up so things appear to be in a orderly fashion.
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:43 PM   #17
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Thanks a Million Jeff.. It is great to have shoulders to lean on at times like these.
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:57 PM   #18
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Here's a good fuse panel to check out - they even have a wiring diagram to take a gander at...

12V RV Fuse Box

sounds like the PO had a problem with the central control panel, and just cut the wires to 'cure' the problem...some of the LED indicators on our panel are intermittent, but it's still usable....

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Old 08-25-2010, 06:50 PM   #19
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Thanks for the link Mexray. The wiring diagram clears up a lot for me.
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Not sure if the '78 is same as my '74, but if the Univolt is gone then probably the shunt for the voltmeter in the control panel is gone. The PO probably didn't bother to go to the effort to get the meters working after removing the Univolt.

I also recommend Bestconverters. Bought my Intelipower from them and a new fuse block at the same time. I don't have my control panel working either, but plan on going back and working on it at a later time.

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Thanks a Million Jeff.. It is great to have shoulders to lean on at times like these.
OK, the feed for the control panel is likely coming up behind the spice rack at the back of the stove.
Some things to look at since you don't have a front cover to your fuse panel nor have you received your shop manuals:
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Jeff: Wow! exactly what I needed.
This will help me immensely tomorrow. I am tempted to go tackle it now, but my wife is giving me that "don't you dare" look, so I think I will play it safe.

I don't mind sleeping in the Ambassador, but I want it to be my choice
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Well.. I ordered the replacement 12 volt fuse panel online as well as an intellipower from Best Converters. Thanks to everyone for their help and suggestions thus far.

I am confident that the diagrams above and links posted will make it very simply for me to connect everything when I receive them.

I also received my 1978 printed manual from Airstream. (as a side note it is interesting to discover that Airstream seemed to have used the same manual for all models in 1978 and simply changed the cover and first page to personalize for each model).

I also ordered the CD with a PDF version of the 1978 model year user manual and Service Manual from ebay.

Of course the first thing I did was remove the password and other useless security from the CD so that I could use the file without restrictions, print out pages and not having to type in a password.

My problem however, is I still am having an issue finding out where this wire that was cut from the Control Panel leads to, so that I can pick up the other end. Even with the service and user manual.

I have attached 2 pictures to help clarify what I am facing. The first picture shows the cable coming out of the Right side of the Control Panel above the stove. The second picture shows the cut end of the cable (about 4' later).

This is probably the last major hurdle to overcome with the electrical before I tackle the water pump.
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If the panel showed tank levels it probably goes to your holding tanks.
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Thanks for the suggestion Ventport. I will go check in that general direction.
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Look around in the outside compartments as well. Ours had an phone isntalled in ours and we found phone wire in the strangest places. Ours ran out the streetside rear compartment door. The phone was in the cabinet above the sink... Just a thought
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Not sure if the '78 is same as my '74, but if the Univolt is gone then probably the shunt for the voltmeter in the control panel is gone. The PO probably didn't bother to go to the effort to get the meters working after removing the Univolt.

I also recommend Bestconverters. Bought my Intelipower from them and a new fuse block at the same time. I don't have my control panel working either, but plan on going back and working on it at a later time.

Welcome to the forums,
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Still trying to get the Control Panel going. I now have the fuse panel and Intellipower installed and working fine.

I do believe the picture of the wire that looks like a phone line that I posted before is just that. A phone line.

While poking about, I came across 3 other wires below the stove - behind the furnace. One of the wires is red, another is white and they both have a black rubber end on them. The third wire looks to be a ground.

For the life of me, I cannot find where they plug into. They are not long enough to reach the control panel (unless they are coming from the Control panel and plug into something else), so it is possible they connected to an intermediate point.

Any pointers where to look?
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