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Old 11-03-2010, 12:40 PM   #1
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HWH System Dead

I have an '05 40fdts. I had an installer out to put in the "boxes" to get XM radio on my two stereos. On the fron one, he had the dash kick panels opened up to do his work. He buttoned it all up and radio works fine. BUT, when I went to move the coach, the HWH panel was dead--no lights at all--can't raise the jacks. I sure don't want to tear into the dash and woiuldn't know what to look for. Perhaps a fuse somewhere that he might have accidentally blown? Everything else such as the radio, room slide, gen slide, step cover, gen start all work fine. Any ideas? Thanks for your help!!

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Old 11-03-2010, 01:26 PM   #2
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Dont own an 05 but the easiest check is the connections that go to the back of HWH control panel on the slide drawer/tray. He might of pulled one of them a part. Locations of connectors and motherbaords vary from model year to model year so tracing connectors and fuses get tougher after this check.

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Old 11-03-2010, 04:24 PM   #3
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Old is right. It is relativly easy to knock a connector off of the touch pad on an 05. Remove the 4 screws and gently lift the panel and check to make sure both connectors are plugged in.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:31 PM   #4
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Old is right. It is relativly easy to knock a connector off of the touch pad on an 05. Remove the 4 screws and gently lift the panel and check to make sure both connectors are plugged in.

I agree, a connector has been knocked off of or is loose from touch pad. Will have to remove the 4 mounting screws and lift pad out, if cable is stll in place but loose, reseat same. If no cable is connected look for a unconnected cable down in the mounting hole, if found fish out cable and reconnect to touch pad.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:42 PM   #5
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Another thought. I had a similar problem. I opened and closed my bedroom slideto put something into the wardrobe at the storage lot and then drove home. When I got home, the entire HWH system was dead. I also thought that a connection came loose or I blew a fuse.

The problem was the solonoid that supplies power to the HWH system. It had died due to corrosion. Replaced the solonoid and everything came back to life. Mine was under the entrance step, exposed to the outside behind the HWH control module.

Just something else to check.

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Old 11-04-2010, 11:48 AM   #6
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Thanks, everyone, for all the input. It wouind up being simple. A connector plug had been knkocked loose. Now I know what to check for in the future if it happens again.
Thanks again,

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