Can anyone tell me what this is please?

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  1. Taff015

    Taff015 Funster

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    Hi, I have picked up my new (to us) motorhome and have found a switch under the seat on the dinette. I have no idea what it is for other than it glows red when switched on!!

    Can anyone help please? MH is a Hymer B564 2004.

    If I can, I will attempt to upload a picture.

    Many thanks

    Paul
     

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  2. MichaelT

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    Could it be to disable the interior alarm so you can set it whilst you sleep in the M/H?
     
  3. mickyc

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    looks like a water boiler switch to me
     
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    it was off last night and no alarm sounded and the water is heating with it off. Could it be a phantom switch just to confuse me?
     
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    NickNic Funster Life Member

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    It's just a bog standard switch with a neon to tell you when it's switched on. It could be doing almost anything.

    You best bet if you can't figure it out is to see if someone with the same model of van also has it and knows what it does.
     
  6. MichaelT

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    It looks like an after market fitting to me, can you see behind where the wires go to?
     
  7. Taff015

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    Nope!! I was hoping it was a party button that played music and flashing lights but it just glows
     
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    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    It doesn't look the same and I'd have to check again (I did read the manual once) but I seem to remember that the switch we have under the sofa on our Bailey controls the heater in the grey tank.
     
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    Why would you have a heater in the grey tank?
     
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    To stop it freezing in the winter? But I'll check.
     
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    If its empty it wont freeze, and surely if you are in the van there would be enough warmth from above to stop it freezing? (Unless its b****y brass monkeys outside!!)
     
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    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    I was nearly right, it's labelled too, fresh water tank. :)
     
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    But it's not always empty and it wouldn't get much heat from the van slung underneath the back end and the wrong side of the insulation. I can see another grey waste thread coming . . . . leave the valve open and leave it to drain on the pitch. :xThumb:
     
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    denisejoe Funster Life Member

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    Not if its outside the van

    Joe
     
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    Crikey, I must be soft, dont think I would want to go away if it was cold enough to freeze external tanks with residual heat from above! Lol
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    STAND AWAY FROM THE BUTTON... !!!!

    It's been placed there by "FACTS" Anything could happen......
    Avoid all gatherings of Funsters until it's resolved..

    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Red light - nuff said, was the previous owner very attractive ?
     
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    I have so many buttons in my van that I don't understand.

    Just ignore it:xThumb:
     
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    its one of them ejaculater seats :xgrin::xgrin: or is it ejector cant remember as both very similar :xgrin::xgrin:
     
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    And another thing :wait: the cold from below on an outside tank far outguns any residual heat it may get from above. Winter trips are great fun, warm and toasty van after a brisk walk with the dog. I always have the coffee ready when Fido and the the wife get back. :nod:
     
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