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Old 09-05-2013, 05:22 AM   #1
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Unlabeled switches '97 DSCA3455

Newbie to this forum, full-timer with a few years experience.

I purchased this '97 DS last November. I am, I believe, the 5th owner of this coach.

In the monitor panel area, there are two unlabeled 12-volt switches. These are top-right within the panel area, to the right of the two 'Security' light switches and above the switch for the water heater.

Of these two, the left-hand switch is power for the detectors - determined by checking wiring color against the owner's manual and by experimentation. However, I have no idea as to the function of the right-hand switch - wiring is solid red and appears to be 12 awg. I can't see that anything gets powered/un-powered when the switch is on/off.

To be fair to Newmar, it does appear that there were labels at one time, but they have disappeared.

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Welcome to the forum & irv2.
Are you talking about switch's in this area?
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A photo would help...
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A photo would help...
Two photos; first shows overall compartment, second photo shows detail. It's the very top, right-hand, switch that is the subject of my query.

http://www.wyomerc.com/mh/DSCF1161_1.JPG

http://www.wyomerc.com/mh/DSCF1162_1.JPG

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"The left rocker should be the CO2 monitor..."

Oooops, I said CO2 monitor; that's right, it should be the "LP" leak monitor.

The right switch is the TV boost switch. It does't make much difference that I have seen, probably because I have always had a good signal from the antenna. You might be able to check it out by switching back and forth and watching you TV reception while on the antenna.
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OK, so you've already got security lights and the water heater gas reset. In my DS, the other 12v switches in that overhead panel are LP leak detector, electric step, living room slide-out, and tv power boost. I don't even know what the tv power boost is for, or if its connected to anything these days. It has remained off since purchase.
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Something to do with TV might be the answer, although 12-guage wiring seems a bit overkill for that. I'm not using any of the original TV stuff (the original TV cabinet is now wine storage), so I wouldn't know if that switch is powering anything related to TV. I mounted a flat-screen TV in the window just behind the passenger seat, and put in a 7 cu-ft freezer where the recliner had been under that window.

Thanks for all the info so far. I'll leave that particular switch turned off unless I can find that it is powering something important.

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The Bat-Wing Ant needs 12v for its amplifier, in bedroom there are two switch's for over head speakers off the radio plus a security light over water closet outside on some coach's.
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