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userFred Duck
Posted: 5 September 2018 4:42 PM
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Below is a photograph of the Control Panel on our 2004 Bessacarr E410 and I'm wanting to identify what make and model it is. The Van's Manual makes no mention of this type of panel referring only to a panel with a digital display that was fitted to larger models in the range. The issue I have is that the switch for the water pump, (the red one) while turning the pump on and off as it should, has an internal bulb that has ceased to light up. Not a massive issue but one I'd like to sort if I can. I imagine a new switch will be the answer. The sort of thing I'd have probably got at Maplins but, alas, no more.

FD

Edited by Fred Duck 2018-09-05 4:58 PM




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userweldted
Posted: 5 September 2018 4:49 PM
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Try Sargent electrical they make a lot for various motorhomes
userFred Duck
Posted: 5 September 2018 7:47 PM
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Many thanks. However, from what I can find out, it doesn't appear to be made by Sargent.

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userDerek Uzzell
Posted: 6 September 2018 7:36 AM
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I believe the control-panel was made by Plug-In Systems (that no longer trades)

It was referred to in this earlier thread

https://forums.outandaboutlive.co.uk/forums/Motorhomes/Motorhome-Matters/GP1-Swift-Freestyle-control-panel-/49609/#M570124
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Posted: 6 September 2018 8:27 AM
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If it is a Plug In System, this man is good and might be able to help : http://www.expluginsteve.co.uk/

If not we will refurbish it for free if you pay the postage.
http://www.aandncaravanservices.co.uk/









Edited by aandncaravan 2018-09-06 8:28 AM
userColinM50
Posted: 6 September 2018 8:59 AM
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aandncaravan - 2018-09-06 8:27 AM

If not we will refurbish it for free if you pay the postage.
http://www.aandncaravanservices.co.uk/


What a fab offer aandn, not many folk do stuff for free. Well done that man.

As an alternatiove and if it's just the neon bulb that's failed, farnell and RS components could probably sell you the bulb or maybe you couldn buy a cheapo spur switch from B&Q and take the bulb out?



userKeithl
Posted: 6 September 2018 10:39 AM
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ColinM50 - 2018-09-06 8:59 AM

aandncaravan - 2018-09-06 8:27 AM

If not we will refurbish it for free if you pay the postage.
http://www.aandncaravanservices.co.uk/


What a fab offer aanda, not many folk do stuff for free. Well done that man.

As an alternatiove and if it's just the neon bulb that's failed, farnell and RS components could probably sell you the bulb or maybe you couldn buy a cheapo spur switch from B&Q and take the bulb out?





Except your Spur switch will be 230 V and the bulb for the pump switch will most likely be 12 V.

Be careful!

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userAlanb
Posted: 6 September 2018 2:41 PM
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Since the bulb has failed, it will probably be a 12V incandescent type.

It may be difficult to replace such a bulb, and perhaps an easier approach would be to replace the compltete switch. (Replacing the bulb would require removal of the switch.)

My advice would be to gain access to the rear of the panel and remove the switch if possible. With this done, carefully measure the panel aperture. 13 x 18.5mm is a common size, and switches with 12V indicator bulbs that will fit ths size hole are available, but delivery charges will double the cost.

Alternatively it may prove simpler to mount a separate 12V indicator (prefferably LED with integral resistor adjacent to the switch.
Possible sources of switches and indicators include 12 Volt Planet Ltd, Vehicle Wiring Products, and Ebay.

For safety do isolate both vehicle and habitation batteries before carrying out any work.

If not wishing to make this a DIY task the Allan's (aandn caravan services) offer is a good one, but there will be carriage charges to consider.

Alan

Edited by Alanb 2018-09-06 2:42 PM
userFred Duck
Posted: 6 September 2018 3:00 PM
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Many, many thanks for the most helpful replies. The offer to do work at no cost is really 'above and beyond'; particular thanks for that. Derek has identified the control panel for me and the link to the ex plug in systems web site produces what I believe is the switch I need - it does say the bulb is not replaceable. I'll contact them and ask the question. If it is the correct switch then replacement appears straight forward.

I'l come back when I've contacted the ex plug in chap.

Thanks again,

FD
userFred Duck
Posted: 6 September 2018 6:52 PM
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Ex Plug In confirm they can supply a direct replacement switch. Now ordered.

Thanks again for the help.

FD
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