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Old 08-22-2016, 09:36 PM   #1
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Awning fuse

06 Apex. Both weather pro power awnings over door and dining have no power. Luckily they are in the stowed position. Does anyone have a clue as to where I might find the fuse or circuit breaker?
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:30 AM   #2
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While Apex may be different, on the 05 Limited, the control is mounted on the basement ceiling in the first bay.
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Look carefully at the rolled up awning, while activating the retract switch. If you detect the slightest twitch it is telling you that you still have power, but the unroll function is locked out for some reason. On mine, the glitch has been caused by a malfunction in the wind sensor, or some slight mis-alignment in one of the awning arms, causing the awning to not close completely. I have been able to correct, (or at least circumvent) the problem by going to the little brain box control for the awning down in the foreward curbside basement slide-out, and operate it from there. There are a couple of different styles of controls, so I won't go into that, just look at the control box and use your own judgement.
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P.S. After saying all of that, it occurred to me that you might be able to cure the problem by just resetting the Vansco. It has worked for me before.
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My system recently started doing the same thing as yours. The only difference was that there was a tone(buzzer) coming from the awning control module that is located it the front P side compartment roof. There is a little switch on the side that can be flipped that takes the wind sensor out of the equation. Once I flipped the switch the tone stopped and I could operate the awning from this module, the remote, and the switch inside.


Your symptoms, other than the tone, seem to be the same as mine (maybe your tone is out). So flip that little switch as see if they work.


As for my system, anyone know a cheap simple way to isolate whether its my module or wind sensor that is bad. I rarely used the auto retract but its one of those things that you don't realize how nice it is until it doesn't work and your awning is blown away. I have already cleaned, dried, and blown out the wind sensor.
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Resetting it did the trick. Thank you so much for your suggestions.
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My system recently started doing the same thing as yours. The only difference was that there was a tone(buzzer) coming from the awning control module that is located it the front P side compartment roof. There is a little switch on the side that can be flipped that takes the wind sensor out of the equation. Once I flipped the switch the tone stopped and I could operate the awning from this module, the remote, and the switch inside.


Your symptoms, other than the tone, seem to be the same as mine (maybe your tone is out). So flip that little switch as see if they work.


As for my system, anyone know a cheap simple way to isolate whether its my module or wind sensor that is bad. I rarely used the auto retract but its one of those things that you don't realize how nice it is until it doesn't work and your awning is blown away. I have already cleaned, dried, and blown out the wind sensor.

Usually the control box is what goes bad, but you can unplug the wind sensor to see if your symptoms change.
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Usually the control box is what goes bad, but you can unplug the wind sensor to see if your symptoms change.
Good to know that the control box is what usually goes bad. It's got to be one or the other. I unplugged the wind sensor and nothing changed (I assumed it wouldn't change, IE the alarm kept sounding as one would expect if it lost signal). Anyone out there have a wind sensor I can barrow to see if that is the problem. I will pay shipping to and from and even buy the sensor if it is available and fixes my problem.

I saw both the control box and wind sensor for sale for about 300 bucks. Seems like a lot for an item that I am convincing myself is not a necessity.
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As long as all the other controls work, and you do not need the wind sensor, you do not need to replace the controller, just remember that the wind sensor no longer works.
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