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Originally Posted by bluebonnet
In just a second you'll be able to tell that I have owned my 73 excella just over a week. Nothing on the control panel works and I have not been able to find a fuse panel. What I did find was a bundle of wires that may be labled down near the converter. I supect these are the wires that feed the panel and that the fuse panel was removed when the new converter was installed. Does anyone know where it was supposed to be or where I can find a wring diagram? Maybe a pic of one? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
If your coach is similar to either my '64 Overlander or '78 Minuet, the 12-volt fues panel is found on the converter itself. I just spent some time getting acquainted with the replacement Univolt (Magnatek) converter in my Minuet - - there is a screw in the front of the unit that when removed allows a hinged access panel to drop-down and reveal the fuse panel. The type of fuse that you find may be the glass cylinder type found in autos of the time period or possibly one of the newer variety (mine had a slight variation in the plug-in fuse type that couldn't be matched at the only auto parts store in the small community where I live - - learned my lesson and ordered an assortment of the fuses used in the panel for the tool kit from my Airstream dealer.
If you are looking for service and/or owners' manuals to aid in the restoration/refurbishment your coach, photocpies of the originals can be had through the process outlined below:
Quoted from the Vintage Airstream Club website
Q: I need an owners and service manual for my Airstream. Where can I get one?
A: The first owners manuals were published in 1964. Prior to that, the owner received a brown envelope containing parts lists and other helpful information on the accessories in his trailer. The VAC has started making these available in the Members Archive section. A service manual with instructions for performing service operations did not exist until 1972.
You can get photocopies of owners manual (1964+) and service manuals (1972-1986) from:
Helen Davis Secretarial Services
PO Box 484 Sidney, OH 45365
Prices are about $33 and $70 respectively. After 1986 the Owners Manuals included available service information.
Good luck with your search for the fuse panel!