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Old 01-17-2020, 09:34 PM   #71
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Before you tear into the walls run a temporary wire thru the air to prove the wire is
the problem .
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Old 01-18-2020, 06:40 AM   #72
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Thanks for asking that. Yes I did that last night. The side worked as it should. The wire seems to test ok before the bend that is going up into the top of the compartment. So from the compartment to the switch in the wall something happened. Thanks .
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Old 01-18-2020, 06:47 AM   #73
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This picture I found on the internet it's is in* a salvage yard ( it's a 2000). It looks like using a fish isn't going to work well. The wire comes up through the ceiling of my compartment under the window then toward the front of the Rv a little then up to the cabinet. My guess is it's going through one of the vertical supports in the picture. If the 1999s are built the same way.*
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Old 01-18-2020, 07:27 AM   #74
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Not enough information but is it possible to take power from a nearby source such as a light?

Lots of considerations of course. If it is a light weight power wire a light source power would be fine. Documentation to keep anyone informed of the modification of course is always important.
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Old 01-18-2020, 06:27 PM   #75
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According to the wiring harness information you posted earlier the red wire is 10 gauge indicating a fairly heavy draw. I would not recommend connecting to a light or other similar circuit.

Are you planning to connect back to the interlock relay on the firewall? If so you might want to consider a surface wire channel down to the floor before drilling through and running underneath to the front firewall.

If you are not worried about the ignition interlock relay, you might want to consider running through the upper cabinets and into the back of the fridge cavity before bringing it down into the battery compartment. Add a 15 amp inline fuse holder and connect to any available power post.

Make sure you use 10 gauge wire.

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Thanks Dave. Yes I picked up 10 gage red wire for replacement. I think the easiest thing at this point would be drill through the floor and run the wire down from the cabinet to the floor. Mounting on the interior face of the wall. I see they make some very small wire covers that we could use to hide it. I'm not crazy about that but I'm less excited about cutting the interior wall open also. I'm planning on soldering the wire onto the 10 gauge red wire in the compartment. That way it is all still hooked up as it was originally.

Dave do you know, are the floors in two layers? I see old bolts under the couch that looks like they had seat belts mounted to. But the heades are not showing in the compartments. I don't want to drill through something that I shouldn't.
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If your floor is constructed the same as mine, it is 2 layers of 7/8th inch OSB extending to the outer edge of the wall laid over a framework made of 1 1/2" square steel tubing. There is 1 1/2" Styrofoam insulation inside the steel frame. Under it is the woven black plastic fabric layer which is the ceiling of your compartment.

The bolts you are seeing would likely be above the insulation, possible with some sort of backing plate.

During assembly, the wall is set on top of the OSB and bolted through to the 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" steel frame sandwiching the OSB in place.

I have drilled through in that general area to secure a large recliner which the previous owner had sitting loose.

Drilling through the OSB is straightforward. I would suggest doing it from underneath, measuring in about 2" and going straight up.

If you are doing it from above it is difficult to drill tight to the wall without sloping into the steel framing although it is behind your couch so it probably does not matter if you move the hole out a little bit.

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ok so Long story short.* Some thing is wrong with the red power wire from the ceiling of the compartment up through the wall to the switch.* So I want to pull a new wire from the switch down to the compartment and splice in again. In the compartment.* I can't get a fish up to the switch.* I think there is a vertical brace up from floor to ceiling beside the window and maybe they drill through* and went up to the switch.* Does anyone really know how the walls are put together?*

I'm thinking I may have to move the couch and cut into the wall to see what is going on. I hate yo do that but some how I need a wire from point A to point B. It's only about 4 to 5 feet in the wall.*
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