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Old 08-25-2019, 02:28 PM   #1
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Grey Wolf 17BH - Power to awning dead

It's a 2012 Grey Wolf. Yesterday I fixed the roof vent fan. Today trying to fix the awning.

The retract wire has power. The extend wire does not have power. The switch works fine. The fuse is fine. Where would the extend power wire end up? I'd like to see if the wire is disconnected or damaged at the source.
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Old 08-25-2019, 03:21 PM   #2
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It's a 2012 Grey Wolf. Yesterday I fixed the roof vent fan. Today trying to fix the awning.

The retract wire has power. The extend wire does not have power. The switch works fine. The fuse is fine. Where would the extend power wire end up? I'd like to see if the wire is disconnected or damaged at the source.
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Typically, it's the same 12 volts. The switch just reverses the polarity and ground to either extend or retract the awning.
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:50 AM   #3
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If yours is the same as mine, there should be two jumper wires which jumper the power from the bottom of the switch (retract) to the top (extend). They cross to reverse the polarity, which reverses the motor. On mine they are the red and black wires in the attached picture. Power is the grn/wht and wht wires on the bottom, + and - respectively. The middle grn/wht and wht wires are the wires the motor.

Check to make sure you have 12v between the top two terminals of the switch. If you don't, check those two jumpers that crisscross. If you do, then the switch must be bad. You could verify that by unhooking everything and checking continuity between the top left terminal, and the left terminal just below it while pressing the switch up (extend). And then also between the top right and right terminal just below it while pressing the switch up.

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Old 09-16-2019, 11:44 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. My switch has those jumpers built into the switch. CamperMatt says there are 2 power wires which is what I remember from Fall of 2017 when I had problems with the switch. I think the switch is good because I actually borrowed it from my power leveler which worked fine. I know the original switch is bad so I removed it, it would stick and I didn't want to over extend or over retract. I took a 3 day trip and couldn't use the awning. I don't like the power awning, more trouble than it's worth.
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