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Old 03-22-2014, 12:01 AM   #1
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Newbie with a stupid question. About switches and wire locations.

I hate to be that guy, but I need to know in my 1969 Airstream 25' TradeWind, what do the two switches on the wall do. I assume one is for the scare light that won't come on and don't have any idea what the other is for.
Additionally I have gutted and mostly remodeled the interior starting with ensuring either the wires were in great shape or replacing them. However I have found a group of 4 wires; red, black grey and green behind the refrigerator that I can't get any power readings on? I currently have hacked into my 12v outlet to the right of the fridge which has a two prong connection that I have no idea what it's for, just to power up the new fridge read outs.
If you can help me clear these little mysteries up I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:13 AM   #2
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We're gonna need pictures.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:39 AM   #3
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No stupid questions, we all have the need to know! The experts will help you, pictures or a better description of where the switches are will help. Which wall? Jim
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:44 AM   #4
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These are the two switches.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:44 AM   #5
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Our '66 Safari has two switches--one for the water pump and one for the scare light. Both are unlabeled.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:47 AM   #6
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As for the rest of those wires I've got the front control panel apart fixing things correctly (undoing previous owners repairs) I've traced them all back there.
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Our '66 Safari has two switches--one for the water pump and one for the scare light. Both are unlabeled.

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Water pump is included in the control panel, and I'm sure you're right about one of them being the scare light, but I'm hoping someone can tell me which one. Thanks for the response.
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Two switches

Hello Sardog. On my 88 25' Excella there are 2 switches on the galley wall by the door. 1 is for the scare light and the other is for the light on the outside over the door and the small round light that lights up the step.
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the outlet is your old fashioned 12 volt. The only stupid questions are the ones that are unasked.
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Sorry, the little thing with two prongs is you TV antenna outlet, so you could watch the Honeymooners on Saturday night.
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Considering that you've gotten multiple conflicting answers to the question, it's not a stupid question, it's a pop quiz! I personally would have failed that quiz.
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On mine, I have the 2 switches inside the door also, PLUS I have another one just forward of the window next to the door that does the scare light.

Next to the door, 1 does the light over the sink, the other is unknown... as I have not yet gotten to the wiring on my resto.

The red, green, black and grey behind the fridge... could that be the thermostat for the AC?
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Ok, the switch towards the front in the teal color is definitely the scare light. As for the two prong outlet, I think after hearing responses, and remembering antenna wire pre-coaxial, that sounds right looking at the wires. Already loving this forum!
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IF you have an exterior 110V receptacle it should be switched. That could be 1 of the 2.
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