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Old 03-10-2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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Wiring advice for a Maxxair fan

I have a 2008 31P Sunseeker class C and I have purchased a MaxxFan.

We want to install it on the vent near the galley. I took the existing vent interior shroud off and found a white and pink wire stapled to the cut out. We used an amp meter and got nothing. We tried tracing the wires. Took out the microwave, drawers, and removed the wood on top of the panel.

Does anyone have any ideas for power? Did the manufacture run this wire back to the fuse panel and maybe stopped it way before the panel so it could be used for this install?
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:00 PM   #2
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i am a bit confused
was there a fan there previously or just a vent?

if the wires there are dead, i would suspect they were put in during assembly to run off a fantastic vent thermostat.
I would go to a dealer and look at a simliar model to see where the thermostat for the fantastic breeze fans are located
this might give you a place to look for existing wiring
ours in the fiver was mounted on a wall thats hollow behind the sliding door so access is pretty easy.



if not , running wres to the celing may prove to be a challange, is there ceiling trim near by the opening? this might provode a place to sneak a few wires?

do you have pictures??? all the floorplan pics i can find online are not your floorplan, but do show most have a big panel on the back wall of the kitchen, perhaps thats the place all the thermostats are located?
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:15 AM   #3
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No fan previously, just the crank up vent. I will take pictures tonight. The only light near this vent is on a switch, and going over towards the light under the galley cabinet the A/C ducts are in the way (and not sure if we will mess the ducts up by feeding wires).

here is our floor plan acutally a 3100
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the wires most likely for that light are stapled down so you wouldnt be able to use them as a pull to run new wiring.
yep its a challange,
is there any overhead trim to covers the gap on ceiling panels?

wires running under the ac ducts shouldnt be an issue,

but hey if it was easy, it wouldnt be worth doing
i will wait for pics
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here are the pictures
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Have you looked behind the converter to see if it is just stubbed and hanging there for later use? That wire sure does look like it was there for a specific reason. Would be a shame not to be able to use it...
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we took out the microwave and drawer under the oven and traced it that far, but were unable to find the end. It doesn't go back to the fuse panel.

I am going to look tonight to see if it is in the cabinet beside the shower.
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thats a heavy cable i would geuss its at the power converter box hiding out as well.
can you get to the back of your 12vdc panel and converter?
in our fiver there is a panel in the basement that comes off and you see all the wiring. it also looks like the wiring is for a manual switched fan, right from the fan area like they put in the bathrooms

by the way the trim runs you should be able to run a wire if you need to.
this is exciting now.
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that is wire used for a/c. check at fuse panel for a/c breaker. it is likely already hooked up. the fans are 12volt are they not??? that wire is for 120 volt.
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thats what I think, but we have an a/c unit about 3' to the rear of this vent opening.
Mabe we could use this wire to pull the new one to wire the fan?
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