Originally Posted by BLTOH
I have this model tongue jack. the night light works fine on it however the other switch to raise and lower the jack does not work. I tried downloading the manual from the manufactures site but for some reason it wont download for me. I have emailed them but have not heard anything back from them. does anyone here have any ideas on this? I have replaced the fuse and such already. any help would be greatly appreciated.
I just put a Barker 3500 on my trailer weekend before last. My up/down switch did not work out of the box. I removed the two screws on the side of the cover to remove the cover, and discovered the wire had slid off of the spade terminal (or was never placed on tight enough from the factory) on the up/down switch itself. I just slid it on the switch terminal and crimped it down a little harder with needle-nose pliers.
Another member commented they had to do the same thing. I sent Barker an email telling them they may have a production problem.
Check out posts # 9 and 11 from this forum, where we discussed this:
That's where I would start, and make sure the spade terminal connections are tight on the up/down switch. If yours is brand new, it may have been like ours....... or if it is used, the terminal may have slid off from road vibrations if it wasn't tightened enough from the factory.
Here is a schematic from Barkers site: