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Old 09-29-2023, 07:16 AM   #21
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Same here… I had Woodland Airstream replace it. Seemed fine for about 4 mos (3 were in storage) then VOILA, this morning when I went outside it was on! POS design.
I’m contemplating capping the wires or finding the source in DC box and unplugging it.
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Old 09-29-2023, 07:59 PM   #22
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Sewer light

Same problem on my 2023 FC 27FBT. I park it and it comes on. When we travel it is usually on when we get to our site. I will chat with our Seattle Airstream service dept. Will probably never use it anyway.
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Old 10-05-2023, 09:42 AM   #23
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We also have the mystery light that decides itself when to come on. 2023 International 25FB Ours is a push button light. You can push it off and 5 minutes later it is back on.
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Old 11-07-2023, 07:43 AM   #24
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It's just a terrible design

Update: Our second light the factory shipped us started coming on again and then, even worse, we had difficulty turning it off. Our rig is at an Airstream dealer now and when I asked them about the light, they said "It's a terrible design. We'll cut the wires for you." So, apparently, the dealership is done dealing with the complaints and if the owners never use the light, they'll eliminate it for you.

I'm going g to follow up with the dealership to see if they are reporting this to the mother ship. Seems to me that Airstream should be looking at a recall and replacement with a better light.
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Old 11-07-2023, 08:45 AM   #25
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This horrid novelty light is attempt to solve a non-existent problem. Who are these people who get up in the middle of the night to dump their tanks?

This light has spontaneously turned on, even when the rig is stationary, in both of my 2023 Airstreams!

It’s no wonder it’s such a problem. It is poorly designed for its environment. I doubt it’s IP67 — which it should be.
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Old 11-07-2023, 09:53 AM   #26
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People who dump in the middle of the night don't normally have lights on.
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Old 11-07-2023, 10:09 AM   #27
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People who dump in the middle of the night don't normally have lights on.


So true.

Imagine their distress when in the middle of their clandestine midnight caper that dang light comes on spontaneously.

There is cousin Eddie in his bathrobe for all the world to see.
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Old 11-07-2023, 10:41 AM   #28
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It's called DAD...

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Old 11-21-2023, 08:43 AM   #29
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Does it happen when you are not plugged into shore power?

Our airstream arrived yesterday. In the middle of the night my son was driving by and saw the light on, took a picture and texted it to us. I went out this morning and could not figure out how to turn it off, so I am on here doing the research. Now I see that it is a problem. We plugged the trailer into shore power upon it's arrival. Will this be a problem when we are boondocking? I do not want it to drain our battery power all night that we gather through solar during the day.
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Old 11-21-2023, 03:06 PM   #30
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Yep. Definitely happens when unplugged. One of the electrical wizzes can tell you how much it really draws. My guess is only enough to be annoying.
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Old 11-21-2023, 04:21 PM   #31
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Very comical indeed. While I don't think I'll need this light it bothers me that it does not work correctly. I have decide to fix it.

Parts ordered from Amazon:
Rocker switch
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

LED lights - if not bright enough I'll put in 2 of them.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0?ie=UTF8&th=1

I'll just drill an another hole for the switch.

Light pulled out as far as possible just inside are 2 wago connectors for pos/neg. You can see it has a square embedded connector that splits wires out 2 pos, 1 blue, and 1 neg. The LED push button switch looks to be sensitive in nature.

I'll take it apart after the swap out of curiosity.
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Old 11-21-2023, 06:08 PM   #32
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Sewer Light

I figured out that this light is connected to the step light on my 2023 Flying Cloud. If you turn the step light on, the sewer light comes on and stays on even after turning off the step light. You have to go around and turn it off separately.


I would prefer that if the sewer light was not turned on at the light itself, that it would stay off, regardless of the position of the step light. For some reason, they (AS) have decided that it should be turned on each time the step light is turned on. Now if it went out when the step light was turned off, that would be better than the current design, which leaves it on.
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Old 11-22-2023, 09:14 AM   #33
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Who are these people who get up in the middle of the night to dump their tanks?
Good point.
But I'm envious of your gate valves. Both right there in the open without cable bends or long push rods into the belly pan.
Maybe they screwed up the light, but they got the drains right!
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Old 11-24-2023, 05:47 PM   #34
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Ghost Sewer Light fixed

I added a simple switch and replaced the original led with another one. Completed in about 15 minutes.
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Old 11-25-2023, 12:13 PM   #35
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I added a simple switch and replaced the original led with another one. Completed in about 15 minutes.
Love it!!!!
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Old 11-26-2023, 10:15 AM   #36
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What size drill did you use for the additional hole for the switch?

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I added a simple switch and replaced the original led with another one. Completed in about 15 minutes.
I appreciate the links for the parts used. And the follow up!!!! What size drill did you use for the hole for the switch?
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I appreciate the links for the parts used. And the follow up!!!! What size drill did you use for the hole for the switch?
I started the hole with a drill about 3/8" and then used a step drill bit which as you push it in it makes the hole larger and larger it was very easy.

Harbor freight is your friend for cheap one time use tools. I've had a three piece set for about 20 years still working great.

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Old 11-27-2023, 05:39 AM   #38
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I figured out that this light is connected to the step light on my 2023 Flying Cloud. If you turn the step light on, the sewer light comes on and stays on even after turning off the step light. You have to go around and turn it off separately.
I don't think that is by design. Ours never went on with the step light on our 2022FC. Others have reported it acts like yours though, so it seems like a slightly different/additional glitch. -Ari
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I started the hole with a drill about 3/8" and then used a step drill bit which as you push it in it makes the hole larger and larger it was very easy.

Harbor freight is your friend for cheap one time use tools. I've had a three piece set for about 20 years still working great.

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I started the hole with a drill about 3/8" and then used a step drill bit which as you push it in it makes the hole larger and larger it was very easy.

Harbor freight is your friend for cheap one time use tools. I've had a three piece set for about 20 years still working great.

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We ordered the parts and plan to make the improvements I will let you know how it goes.
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