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Old 02-27-2014, 10:12 AM   #1
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Auxillary Coaxial Cable


I'm attempting to trace the auxiliary coax cable from the selector box above the drivers position to the back of the coach,

1999 Allure 40' #30391

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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Old 02-27-2014, 08:39 PM   #2
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If you are certain it goes to the back of the coach, and it is accessible, I would do the following:

1) Disconnect the cable from the selector box.
2) Connect the center (signal conductor) of this end to the shield by using a piece of hook-up wire with an alligator clip at each end and clipping one to the center conductor and one to the outside of the connector - the threaded, shielded connection. Make sure the two clips do not touch each other.
3) At the other end of the cable use a multimeter to measure continuity between the center conductor and the outer conductor (the threaded piece).

The cable that reads zero ohms is most likely the other end of your auxilliary coax.

Hope this helps.

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Old 02-28-2014, 08:02 AM   #3
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First there is no guarantee it goes there..

Step one: Check to insure there IS an aux coax cable.. I mean on my Video switch, from the factory, that conneciton was "N/C" (not connected).

If there is: Get ye to a store (Harbor freight) for a Cable Tracker (Assuming you do not know where the other end is) and track it.

If you do know where the other end is but... Ther eare multiple ends there....

Disconnect cable from switch, Measure resistance, center wire to nut.

Should be open cirucit If it is .. Short it

Take a paper clip (Small diamater) or if you have a bit of damaged coax a bit of center wire and your meter, Measure hole to threads

The one that is dead shorted.. Most likely canidate.

now open the short and re-measure If short now gone, you found it.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:28 PM   #4
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Look in your owners schematics and it will tell you where it goes. IIRC, it goes to either the vcr, sat dish, or another input
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