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Old 03-24-2023, 05:49 PM   #1
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Front shade not working

Hi just tried putting my frt shade down hit the switch only go down so far it will go up about 6 inches and down 6 inches?
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Old 03-24-2023, 06:35 PM   #2
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Hi just tried putting my frt shade down hit the switch only go down so far it will go up about 6 inches and down 6 inches?
I assume you have a motorized shade. Any chance your ignition is on? There is an interlock between the ignition condition (on or off) and the length of travel of the shade. It is set up that way to reduce chance shade would be lowered while vehicle is in motion.
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Old 03-24-2023, 06:46 PM   #3
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It is motorized and I think the stop points for motor being off changed . There is a little button switch that you use to reset but my switch has came apart and I donít know which wires to hook it up to none are same color.
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Old 03-24-2023, 06:56 PM   #4
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If it's an MCD shade the learning key is not polarized. I think the key just shorts the wires together when pushed for calibrating the shade stops.
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Old 03-25-2023, 07:00 AM   #5
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I think so also but my switch was on dash one day and I donít see the same color wires that were broke off . There are a red and black wires that are there that are not hooked to anything and no connectors on them . It doesnít look like they come from shade though so Iím not sure weíre to reattach the switch ?
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I think the learning wires are both gray and the power wires to the shade switch are black and red and also an ignition wire yellow for MCD shades. This may be applicable.
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Old 03-25-2023, 08:44 AM   #7
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Ok thanks itís funny I donít see any wires broken other than a bigger black and red no signs of the smaller gray wires from switch.
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Old 03-25-2023, 08:58 AM   #8
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Shades wont' go down if KEY IS IN IGNITION

You can raise them with the key in but you cannot lower more than 6 inches if the key is in the ignition.
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Old 03-25-2023, 09:15 AM   #9
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You can raise them with the key in but you cannot lower more than 6 inches if the key is in the ignition.
How far the shade can be lowered with ignition on is set by the user via the program button. It can be any lower limit desired.
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Old 03-31-2023, 05:34 PM   #11
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These are the wires from the shade not sure where to put the limit switch ?
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Old 03-31-2023, 06:03 PM   #12
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These are the wires from the shade not sure where to put the limit switch ?
If there is one it is typically on short wires and tucked up close to the left end of the shade. It looks like this. The key should already be there from the installation and the wires may not be gray.
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If you have a single shade this may be applicable. Can you not get to the wires coming out the left end of the shade roller to see what wires are there and also which ones may not be terminated to either a splice or the switch?
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Old 03-31-2023, 08:39 PM   #14
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Thatís the switch I have and I donít see any other wires coming out of left side by motor may have to take blind
down when I get home .
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Thatís the switch I have and I donít see any other wires coming out of left side by motor may have to take blind
down when I get home .
I've provided all I can. Only know of 2 shades used on a GT, Irvine and MCD and both use identical programming switches and wire location. The program procedure does vary somewhat between manufacturers. Good luck.
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