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Ok, Randy, where is the power supply to this cool-o-metic fan in the bus?

We have no power going to the wires and can't find the switch.

This one is in the kitchen:
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On mine it wasn't hooked up to a thermostat on the wall. There was a plastic knob that protruded through the shutters on the ceiling. There was just +12 and ground wires up there.
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Ours was original and had no switches or knobs on the unit itself. We have located the new looking fuse for it. Fuse works, trace the wires to the point where they go up and over the ceiling, in the kitchen cabinet bulkhead and there is no power. There is also a new red wire that is attached to the fuse for the cool-o-matic. It is not numbered and is not part of any loom, not sure what it goes to. The suburban thermo appears not to work. The power wire that went to the cool-o-matic unit was chaffed about 2 inches from it's contact. Cut wire above chaffing spot, still no power.
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So you're saying that neither of the two wires that were connected to it have 12v on them? Look closer at the thing, I bet the switch broke off.
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He just bypassed it and ran them off the over the sink lights. The fan will now work off its own switch and the lights will work off theirs.
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Ok, here's a look at the media pod we are making. Still haven't decided on what the face will be made of or the facial placement of the added gauges.

Here's a look at the front, without the faceplate. (Click on pic to make it bigger)
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Inside we will be adding another 12v port, 2 USB ports, 1 voltage gauge, 1 boost gauge, 1 pyrometer, the original front vent switches and the original Jake and bulk oil lights and will leave room for a CB and whatever else he comes up with.
Sure, it's not the factory dark brown that is now sun faded. It's the ivory naugahyde the upper overhead bins and booths are made out of.

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good job. Cant wait to see the finished project
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Gotta love eBay! Got my box of NOS Peterson marker lights. Now I can replace all those rusted and non-functioning ones.

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So today I worked on all 16 of the marker lights. Found some had stopped working simply because they lost their ground. Apparently these lights use the chrome plating as a ground and if that plating crumbles or the screw gets too rusty, you lose ground and the light is either very dim or doesn't work at all.
Off to the hardware store to get new stainless hardware to put the lights back together with, so hopefully we don't lose our ground again, along with the LED bulbs. I changed out a lot of the lights. Still have a few more to work on tomorrow, ran out of daylight and didn't feel like donating that much blood to the mosquitoes so....

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Will post a picture of the new ones once I finish.

Tony worked on putting the doghouse back together.
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All finished!!!! All my marker lights have been either replaced or fixed and all are now fitted with LED bulbs and stainless hardware. Will be bringing some extra red lenses to the rally should anyone need them.
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