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Old 06-20-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Door Remote Quit Working

My remote for the front door is dead.
Has any one had this problem? I have tried both remotes and checked the signal from the coach through the little buttons on the hinge portion of the door and have power. I am looking for the receiver to check if a wire is off but as of yet have not found it's location. I disassembled thelatch area and found the receiver is not located there and the solenoid is connected.

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Old 06-20-2012, 04:59 PM   #2
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Although timing seems suspect, any chance the batteries in both remotes need to be replaced? Rare, but it could happen.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:11 PM   #3
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My remote for the front door is dead.
Has any one had this problem? I have tried both remotes and checked the signal from the coach through the little buttons on the hinge portion of the door and have power. I am looking for the receiver to check if a wire is off but as of yet have not found it's location. I disassembled thelatch area and found the receiver is not located there and the solenoid is connected.

Any suggestions?
On my 2006 APEX the control module for the door lock is located behind the front panel under the dash in front of the passenger seat. Personally, I never used the remote because the touch pad was easy to use.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:24 PM   #4
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I have figured out why the remote was not working. The coach has been setting in my driveway the last 2 1/2 weeks with out the inverter hooked up. I have been waiting for SL to return the the 3 computer components they need to convert the new Magnum2812 to work with SL. I have the electric hard wired around the inverter and have had a battery charger on the house batteries. After looking for a fuse problem then checking some wireing that I moved on the DW side of the coach, I tried to turn on the map light,nothing, other map light ,nothing and the front sun shades and also nothing. I started to look at the house batteries and they read 12.75V but...... when I checked the Chasse batteries they were at about 7V. I have now turned off the chasse batteries I put the battery charger on the chasse batteries and all items are now working. By tomorrow I should have the starting batteries up to charged and will turn off the chasse batteries and keep an eye on them until the inverter is back in and working.

I will get the SL components back Friday and connect the inverter and that should solve the problem. I guess I thought everything in the drivers section of the coach ran off the house batteries, but now I know that is not true.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:58 PM   #5
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to your batteries..... Hopefully they recover. 7 volts sounds like long-term re-rating.
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Once you have the new inverter/silverleaf system working. I then would do an “equalize charge” on the batteries and after that finishes, check the fluid level in the batteries; bring it up to within 3/4 inch of top. After that process has been completed, watch them for a while to make sure that they are not damaged badly. Going below 11.5V can permanently damage a battery if it has been sitting for a while, so you might (if they are not relatively new) think about new ones too.
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