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Old 03-25-2015, 11:36 AM   #11
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The awning switch switches the ground from one wire to the other depending on which direction your going "in or out"
I bet one way works fine but blows fuse the other way?
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:39 AM   #12
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The awning switch switches the ground from one wire to the other depending on which direction your going "in or out"
I bet one way works fine but blows fuse the other way?
Actually, the switch switches both the 12 volt and ground motor input (simple dc reversible motor). But you could be right switch could be connected wrong.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:36 AM   #13
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Actually, the switch switches both the 12 volt and ground motor input (simple dc reversible motor). But you could be right switch could be connected wrong.
Well yes that's what I meant!
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:33 AM   #14
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Totally agree trdutch, when a fuse blows, it's virtually guarenteed the "fuse" was not the problem. Dealer is prolonging the issue, for whatever reason. Demanding to replace the motor would be the easiest and most practical (as opposed to the wiring to/from the awning motor) and see if the problem still exists. Process of elimination.

I realize the dealers are under pressure from "corporate" to not replace parts willy nilly when under warranty. The old part has to be sent back many times also. I experienced that with several parts on my 2860DS that went bad.
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:57 AM   #15
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Dealer says they cannot just rewire the system until it pops the breaker every time the switch is hit,and right now (at the dealership) it's working
Raining today and we will see if that has any impact
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:31 AM   #16
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Ya but remember
The fuse tripped repeatedly from factory setup and the switch was replaced so that would mean it was wired wrong at the factory and the the dealer tech replaced the new switch "the way the old one came off"
We don't have a problem of it failing in transit or failing in the out position
As was suggested earlier it's either getting wet and that's when the short shows it ugly head or while I'm driving and the rub may be occurring
We are still trouble shooting but it's apparently working for the dealer now
Rain most of today and that should give us our "moisture test"
I'm not happy about taking it back "with a handful of fuses", as was suggested by the dealer
I operate large equipment and a circuit breaker of a fuse tells us something is WRONG
We don't use them to replace switches
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So does it go out ok but blows fuses on the way in or the other way around?
Or do you have troubles both ways?
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Old 03-27-2015, 08:01 AM   #18
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Ask them to drive it around; then run the awning in and out.

If there is a wire cut that only shorts during vibration, maybe it will appear after a road test.
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Water won't cause a short on the line at 12 VDC. Eventually it will corrode. If the awning blows the fuse when it is fully deployed see if the awning roll is mechanically jammed or stuck, might be causing stall current to climb and blowing the fuse.
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OK, this really belongs in tech.
Merging these two threads.
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