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Old 06-01-2014, 11:33 PM   #1
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A yellow wire and a green wire, what are they for?

hi there. in my bed room tv cabinet, in addition to 110v outlet, there is a pair of wires - a yellow and a green. i thought it's 12v supply but guess what, not! has anyone touched that? what is it for?
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:45 AM   #2
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Most likely the wires are N/C.. likely for use as speaker wires (In fact I think that is a color combo used for speakers) on SOME variations of your RV,, But not on yours, IF this is the case the other end is very simply not conected, On a motor home it may end under the dash or in one of the electronics compartments up front.. On a trailer, exclude dash.
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aha, that makes a lot of sense. thank you wa8yxm you are always right on the point
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In our 2004 Intrique those wires are spares, run to a terminal block in rear passenger basement (air intake/diesel filter area). Just above the terminal strip is coach battery fuse panel. Real convenient for sending 12v to TV cabinet and installing a couple of 12v receptacles (cigarette lighter style, from ebay). Jumpered green to ground and the yellow up to spare fuse block, installed 15A fuse, works.
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In our 2004 Intrique those wires are spares, run to a terminal block in rear passenger basement (air intake/diesel filter area). Just above the terminal strip is coach battery fuse panel. Real convenient for sending 12v to TV cabinet and installing a couple of 12v receptacles (cigarette lighter style, from ebay). Jumpered green to ground and the yellow up to spare fuse block, installed 15A fuse, works.
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bob, this is awesome. i will do the same. currently i get 12v for my tv from the adjacent cabinet ceiling light.... big thanks!!
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Do these wires have a cap on the end? Is there a white marker on them with a number on it? That can lead you to what they are. For sure they are not speaker wires.

FYI, my '02 doesn't have any un terminated wires behind the TV
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Do these wires have a cap on the end? Is there a white marker on them with a number on it? That can lead you to what they are. For sure they are not speaker wires.

FYI, my '02 doesn't have any un terminated wires behind the TV
yes, there is a white cap on each wire. no markers though.
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In our 2004 Intrique those wires are spares, run to a terminal block in rear passenger basement (air intake/diesel filter area). Just above the terminal strip is coach battery fuse panel. Real convenient for sending 12v to TV cabinet and installing a couple of 12v receptacles (cigarette lighter style, from ebay). Jumpered green to ground and the yellow up to spare fuse block, installed 15A fuse, works.
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bob, i did find the wires next to the terminal block in air intake compartment. here is the terminal block:


i can connect the yellow wire to a spare terminal with a fuse but seems like no ground terminal on this block. did you connect the green wire to the frame directly? just to make sure i am doing a right thing
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Connect the yellow to the terminal fuse.

Then test the green and yellow leads for continuity with your meter.

The green wire is probably already wired to a grounding block.

The black wire in the picture likely goes to the same place.

All the wires on the pictured block are positive side of wiring, except the black ground wire.

I think.......
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RE: Black wire and ground.
Sorry, I did not explain the black wire as the negative (ground). Yes, terminate the black wire on a good frame ground. I used an existing screw on nearby cable clamp, just scrape away paint from around the screw hole to ensure a good connection, install ring terminal on black to terminal strip.
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Thanks Dean and Bob. I measured, the funny thing is - the black in the right/middle is the same line with the think red at left which has positive 12v. I believe it's coming from coach battery the main supply. This board does not have a ground. as bob did, i will probably just connect the green to a unpainted screw on a frame.
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oops a typo - i meant "the same line with the thick red..." not "think red".
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Our coaches probably have panels laid out a bit different. All wires on my terminal block showed zero volts, open-circuit. If you show some resistance or voltage then the other end must be terminated into something. In lieu of a bunch more words here, check out a short write-up at this link. I do this sort of thing so as to keep documentation of the small projects done to the coach. This off-site link is a PDF of this project: http://radio.rainbolt.net/files/mod-...es%20added.pdf
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CC ran a complete wiring harness and not all wires are used. If everything in your coach works, then don't worry about it seeing as how they are capped off.
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