The purpose of the remote control module is to facilitate the use of the "FOB" or what most of us refer to as a remote. The FOB has buttons to operate the slides, the awning, the patio/step/inside light as well as the leveling jacks remotely. The control module terminates wiring for those various functions and as such, when there is a problem "electronically" with the board it affects the ability to operate slides in and out, the light off and on, jacks up and down, etc. By correctly "wiring around" the offending electronic problem, you are able to work those functional operations manually through available switches.
I know that there were some changes in the last couple of years regarding FOB operations and now the FOB does not control all jacks, just the front jacks. Additionally, some of the new light functions have been added. I suppose if you were inclined, you could wire around all of the remote functions and just operate all functions manually (through available switches) I'm not sure how that would be done for all functions, but currently I am wired around for the patio light operation and the slide operation. As I mentioned in a previous post, this is my second control module, the first was replaced under warranty and this one I am paying for myself. If I experience future problems, I will explore the total wire around solution.
Steve & Lee
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