Replacing the Monitor Panel Switch
The monitor panel on the Eurovan Camper’s galley cabinet lets you check the levels of the water and L.P. gas tanks and the coach battery’s charge by pressing the Levels Test switch.
If the switch on your monitor panel breaks, replacing it is an an easy, quick job.
Replacing the switch
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- Disconnect the coach battery.
- Remove the six screws that attach the monitor panel to the galley cabinet.
- Once you have access to the back of the monitor panel, it is easy to squeeze the plastic tabs that hold the switch in place so that you can pop out the switch.
- You may need to use a small screwdriver to gently pry the metal blades on the back of the switch loose from the quick-disconnect contacts on the lead wires.
- Snap in the new switch and insert the blades on the back of the switch into the contacts on the lead wires.
- You can re-connect the coach battery and test that the new switch works before you replace the six screws that hold the monitor panel to the galley cabinet.
My monitor panel doesn’t light up when I press the switch. How can I tell if it is the switch that is broken?
If someone knows how to do this, please leave a comment.
In my case, the switch clearly broke while I was pressing it. I could feel it suddenly go stiff, as if a spring inside the switch had broken.
If you’re not sure, replacing the switch is fairly inexpensive — it’s likely your twenty-year-old switch is wearing out anyway.
Where can I buy a replacement switch?
It is a simple single-pole, single-throw (SPST) momentary switch, and the original Winnebago part number is 113566-01-707.
Where can I buy a replacement circuit board for the monitor panel?
If anyone knows of a source, please leave a comment.
How can I read the levels if my monitor panel is broken?
There is a gauge on the side of the exterior L.P. gas tank.
It is not as convenient to read as the monitor panel. If your L.P. gas tank still has a plastic cover (a lot of Eurovan Camper’s have lost this cover over the years), you may have to remove it. You will have to get down on the ground and, possibly, wipe dirt or mud off of the gauge.
You can read the charge level of the coach battery with a voltage meter that plugs into the 12V socket on the monitor panel. For example, this battery monitor or this USB charger with digital display.
There is no convenient alternative to the monitor panel for knowing the level of the water in the fresh or waste water tanks. If you upgrade your water level monitoring to use the popular SeeLevel gauges, you can use a SeeLevel-compatible electronic display. Some of these displays have inputs for monitoring battery and L.P. gas levels in addition to water levels.