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Old 09-20-2015, 04:58 PM   #1
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Power awning question

We have a 2015 Cardinal (3675) which has two power awnings. One works fine, the other one (17 foot one) worked fine until last trip. It wouldn't extend. I can hear the motor click from outside, but no movement. I checked out the switch and it has only 3 wires attached, so I'm assuming there has to be a control box someplace. My question is does any Cardinal owner have any idea where it might be located.
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:22 PM   #2
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No control box to my knowledge.
If motor clicks it's possible something is wrong.
It's under warranty correct?

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Old 09-20-2015, 07:31 PM   #3
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Ours did that two weeks ago. I used a socket wrench on a cordless drill to manually extend the awning an inch then it worked fine the rest of the week.
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Correct, no control box. The motor is a simple 12 volt dc motor and the awning switch just reverses the polarity (both 12 volt and ground) for extend and retract. OP said only 3 wires to switch.There should be 4 wires connected to the switch.
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:38 PM   #5
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Correct, no control box. The motor is a simple 12 volt dc motor and the awning switch just reverses the polarity (both 12 volt and ground) for extend and retract. OP said only 3 wires to switch.There should be 4 wires connected to the switch.
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:32 PM   #6
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Power awnings

I agree power to operate awning is 12 volts. My care free switch had 6 wire attached (12 v, ground, and through switch its self, it reversed polarity). But only using 3 wires to switch, it is impossible to reverse polarity (power and ground) with out a control box. Besides that piece of information, the internet tells about a control box. My question is where is the control box in a 3675 Cardinal (2015). And to answer one response, yes it is still under warentry, but I have come to find if you have something fixed under warrenty they always break something else in the process and besides that if I don't learn anything now, what am I to do in the middle of campground with no knowledge of how to get back on the road.
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