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Old 02-20-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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Mystery switch on command panel 2007 Freelander

On my command panel is an unlabeled rocker switch. It is below the controls for the water heater/generator and above the lighting panel. It's got it's own black plastic panel, and checking behind it from under the sink, there are 3 wires going to the switch. Flipping it makes no buzzes, whirrs, or any other indication that something happened. What is this?

Perhaps tank heaters? Maybe my neighbor's garage door is going up and down every time I press this?
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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Pic of said switch and surroundings ?


Heated tanks are normally labeled but not always .

From what I have seen in past posts that most un-labeled switches are for lights interior or exterior and or and external outside outlet .


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Old 02-20-2013, 06:27 PM   #3
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I'll see if I can post something.

I did run across a mention of heated tank control being located by the furnace control normally.
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Sorry for the huge image. It's the one in the middle there all by itself. I did get a little closer to solving this mystery. I have the RV hooked up to shore power, and when I turned the switch on (the top of the rocker switch is depressed) I did hear a whirr from the back of the 120V electric panel. Could this be turning on and off the converter back there? I saw no difference in the overhead lighting brightness. Why would the converter be on a switch anyway?
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Sorry for the huge image. It's the one in the middle there all by itself. I did get a little closer to solving this mystery. I have the RV hooked up to shore power, and when I turned the switch on (the top of the rocker switch is depressed) I did hear a whirr from the back of the 120V electric panel. Could this be turning on and off the converter back there? I saw no difference in the overhead lighting brightness. Why would the converter be on a switch anyway?
Converter shouldn't be on a switch.

Converter fan? Add on?
I added a fan to mine to help keep it cool.
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RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Coachmen Control Panel - What's This Button??

This guy had the same question in 2010 on the same year Freelander, and it appears to be the heated holding tank pads. That might make sense as to why the inverter fan goes on when it's on - starts pulling some amps and the fan senses it. It might be related to cold weather, since many pads are thermostatic and will cycle on/off as necessary. The first time I was troubleshooting it was about 40 F outside, last night it was 20 F. Another thread said the tank pad switch would be near the furnace thermostat, which I do not have. I'll look under the rig tonight to see if pads are mounted on the tanks and if they're warm.
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It was the tank heater pads. I had one coming off, and I stuck it back on with some copper RTV.
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