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Old 06-01-2020, 10:48 PM   #1
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Solera awning not retracting

My 2017 Vibe has a solera awning on it. The awning runs out fine but struggles to retract.

Is that a sign that the motor needs replaced? I pulled the motor off and it functions in both directions but wonít retract when hooked up.

Iíve looked at parts explosions and canít find any kind of coil spring in the system. I suspect that itís a weak motor but thought Iíd reach out to see if anyone has had the same problem.

Thanks!!!
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Old 06-25-2020, 11:01 PM   #2
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I had the same problem. I tried replacing just the motor but that didn’t fix it. A mobile repair guy told me that many times just replacing the motor doesn’t fix it. You have to change out the entire head which includes the motor and gears. That fixed mine. I did it myself. Pretty easy. About $240
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