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Old 11-14-2015, 01:00 PM   #141
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I believe that the ignition safety as several have suggested is a good place to look. I didn't understand all the ways to check but it sure seems to be a starting point. I also think it is something simple. Is there a sensor or a trip switch that is triggered when the slides are out. Silver is thinking its a relay. Could be but it failed when trying to move the slides. Relays are so bullet proof. It could be but I would be surprised. The ignition position is a good starting point. That turns the power to the slides on and off.


Phil, I agree. Just the fact that they all don't work tells me that there is a common source defeating their action.

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That being said, I don't know anything about the relays, so can't be much help there. But Silver seems to have a good grasp on that aspect.

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Old 11-14-2015, 01:07 PM   #143
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So could be as simple as an electrical connection pulled off a terminal that feeds the location of the slide switches.
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Joe that's what I'm thinking. Something simple.
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Just throwing out ideas. Remove console where all the switches are and check for a broken / pulled wire connection. Maybe while open jump a wire ( feed ) from some other feed of same voltage and try operation of slides.
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Old 11-14-2015, 01:23 PM   #146
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I believe that the ignition safety as several have suggested is a good place to look. I didn't understand all the ways to check but it sure seems to be a starting point. I also think it is something simple. Is there a sensor or a trip switch that is triggered when the slides are out. Silver is thinking its a relay. Could be but it failed when trying to move the slides. Relays are so bullet proof. It could be but I would be surprised. The ignition position is a good starting point. That turns the power to the slides on and off.
I do not think the relay is bad but perhaps the circuits feeding the relay. Ether the control coil (controlled by the key on) or +12V on the normally closed side is gone (normally closed as a designer would not require energy on relay to operate the slides while coach is sitting only to disable when coach is running). Kenny feels sure that this is the control relay for the slides so this makes sense. That is how I would have designed it in my day. Once measured we would know where to trace back. Additionally if the +12v is missing on the normally closed side of the relay because a wire fell off or a hidden fuse is blown we could provide it from another source. That was why I suggested the paperclip idea and +12V source through a 20 amp fuse.

Without data it is only a guess.
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Just throwing out ideas. Remove console where all the switches are and check for a broken / pulled wire connection. Maybe while open jump a wire ( feed ) from some other feed of same voltage and try operation of slides.
Someone with a working coach measure the middle tap of one of the slide control switches. I am guessing it is +12v and when the switch is pushed up or down the +12 signals the slide to go. I am also guessing on Kenny's panel he has no voltage. As you say Kenny could remove the center tap, Jumper the pin to a +12V source and slide would work. Get the +12V from a light fixture below the slide control. Need to verify he needs +12 first. Any game to check for him? I would but cannot get to my coach.
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Old 11-14-2015, 05:10 PM   #148
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147 post and no fix yet. This has to be a record.

I can't wait to find out what it is......I'm betting something very simple.
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Old 11-14-2015, 06:44 PM   #149
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Oh Crap .... Slides don't work

I know there is an interlock solenoid that if the key is not off the slides by safety can not operate. My previous MH would sometimes fail to let me operate the slides. I had to turn key on and off and the slides would work.


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If you can locate this solenoid looks like a starter solenoid you can jumper across the power terminal with a jumper cable and slides will work.
I bet it is either located in the box below the drivers seat or in the back electrical compartments.


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