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Old 07-28-2021, 03:11 PM   #1
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Electrical problem (hidden relays or fuses?)

I have a 2016 FR Surveyor 247 bhds. The living room slide stopped working. All the fuses are ok. The motor and through frame slide work fine with direct 12v battery. The switch has 12-13v but I noticed the voltage would drop to 0 when the switch was activated. I swapped the wiring for the slide and the awning. The awning worked fine on the slide switch and the slide still did not. I have traced the wires as well as I could with an endoscope (removing just about all the fixtures in the camper). I couldn't find any additional fuses or relays. The last thing I did was wire a switch with the power wires for the awning and the control wires for the motor. It worked for a moment and stopped. Now the power wires for the awning are doing the same thing. They have 12-13v at the switch until the switch is activated and then it drops to 0. I am at my wits end and would be sincerely grateful for any help.
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Old 07-28-2021, 08:33 PM   #2
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Found another fuse. What a pain!
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Found another fuse. What a pain!
So that fixed it all?
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Found another fuse. What a pain!
If you fixed it, you could help others by describing what you found as the problem and how you fixed it.
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Old 07-28-2021, 11:28 PM   #5
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I just missed a couple fuses set apart from the rest. I knew I was getting 12v to the switch so I didn't look as thoroughly as I should have. I was convinced it had to be something else. I still don't understand how I was getting power to the switch with a blown fuse. Now I'm on a mission to figure that out.
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Old 07-29-2021, 01:57 PM   #6
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Stress crack

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I just missed a couple fuses set apart from the rest. I knew I was getting 12v to the switch so I didn't look as thoroughly as I should have. I was convinced it had to be something else. I still don't understand how I was getting power to the switch with a blown fuse. Now I'm on a mission to figure that out.
Stress crack in the fuse. It will carry a little current, open on more current, reflow when current is removed.
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Old 07-30-2021, 03:45 PM   #7
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Hidden fuses are a common problem. The front jacks on my Cardinal stopped working, and when I called the dealer to ask about a hidden fuse they told me it MIGHT be a line fuse in the front compartment POSSIBLY near the jack motor. They had no idea what color the wire would be. I found it sort of in the middle of the compartment. BTW, it was pink, and it was a mini fuse, which I didn't have in my kit, so I had to find an auto parts to get on the road.
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