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Old 10-13-2011, 08:38 AM   #1
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Need to run new wires to converter

Can anyone describe where the converter is located? I need to run new wires from my sat dish switch to the converter (old wiring is shorting due to cuts in the wire, causing my 3500 dish to not function).

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Old 10-13-2011, 09:18 AM   #2
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Prior to (I think) 2008 the convertor is located right behind the breaker box (bed base). After that we started "remote mounting" the converter due to noise in the rear storage compartment.

Do you really need to run the wire to the converter? Or just a new wire to the 12V line that was feeding it originally? I'm guessing you need to wire it to the fuse panel/breaker box in the bed base.

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Old 10-19-2011, 10:16 AM   #3
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Turns out I didn't need to run new lines - just had to patch the old ones. My RV dealer used some really cheap connections - which ultimately shorted. I stipped out all the old connections and put in correct ones. Also discovered why my sat dish was not getting power. The RV dealer used one yellow tab connector and two reds ones for the tab connections on the dish power switch (per Winegard instructions), but connected the yellow tab to a hot wire instead of the two ground wires per Winegard's instructions. With the help of a friend's multimeter, the problem was located in about five minutes. Once the correct connections were made to the power switch, the sat dish immediately started to track.
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