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Old 10-03-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
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Electric controls on drivers seat

Well went camping and when it was time to return the Electric up and back on the drivers seat it did not work, needless to say it was really close to steering wheel because i had moved it up to so i could put slide in. It stayed up and it was very uncomfortable driving back because i am 6' 7". what do i need to look for as the problem. Everything else in MH works. Rivrduk
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:22 PM   #2
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What have you checked? The power comes from the coach side of electrical system.

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Old 10-03-2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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Need more info, Type of coach and year would help. My 2006 tradewinds has the electrical compartment in front of the lt front wheel and in there is a 30 amp fuse that controlls the seat.
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sorry, my coach is a 2000, model 7373 tradewinds, and at this time i have not checked anything, because i do not know where to start. I know there are fuses on the left side of the drivers seat held on by four screws. I dont know if they are 12 volts or 110 fuses. I am electronically challenged as you can tell. I know there are alot of fuses in the right back where the inverter is located, maybe that is where the trouble is! Always worked good. Will give it a good going over to tomorrow as i just returned today and really dont know where to begin. I thought maybe someone here has had this problem before i tear into something and cause larger problems. Thanks for any help. Rivrduk
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You have a plug that comes up through floor under seat.
When you turn the seat or reposition the wires connected in two plugs will work loose.
You need to check plugs and reconnect a wire.
You can use a orange stick or some thing insulated so you do not short out wiring and blow fuse.
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007: What is an orange stick and were you thinking there was a frayed or bare wire?

Is it a cuticle pusher ?
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On my front seat there are two spay connectors right under the seat inline with the power wires. Look for a wire harness comming out from under the carpet and going to the seat on left side the seat. These sometimes get pulled apart when the seat is turned around to face the cabin or just get kicked. The fust is on the 12VDC Diatrubition panel back by the Inverter on the passengers side. On mine it's the only 30AMP fuse installed and I have blown it by keeping the button pressed after the seat has hit the stopps.

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Old 10-05-2011, 01:37 PM   #8
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Thanks, that was the problem. It is working now. I looked in my MH book and it told me that the fuse for the seat is a 30 amp and that is what it was. The fuse was good but the wiring had come loose from spinning it around. I dont know what i would do without all the help i have received from this forum. Maybe someday i will know enough to pass the info along to someone else. I know this i would still be driving with my knees up around my head because of my height. LOL Jerry
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This couldn't be better timing for this problem and solution. Mine quit working in Idaho a few weeks ago and I had forgot about it until Angie reminded me today that I need to fix it. Since we have a lot of rain right now I decided to go on line and here is the same problem with some possible solutions, what?? Ya all mine readers?? I'll check mine out when we get some sun or dry weather back. Thanks fellow IRV2'ers.
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We had a frayed wire on the co-pilot seat. It would work fine until we pulled the fray against an exposed bolt then blow the fuse. The fuse on mine is in the forward electrical compartment under the drivers window. A little tape around the wire and all was well.
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Well I tracked down my problem, first off my fuse is behind the panel next to the drivers seat. Yep, 30 amp and clearly blown. I traced the wires under the seat and found that the blue wire was pulled out of the connector and it must have grounded out on a some metal. After taking the seat off I finally figured out how to release the plastic connector. Now I'm looking for the connector since I'm not able to get the wire crimped back into it. Anyone have any sources for the connector??

Already checked Auto Zone, no luck. If I could figure out how to get the slider portion of the connector out of the plastic cover I could just use the same size connectors without the plastic cover.

Any thoughts????
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Take a very small screwdriver and push on the side of the clip to release it and pull it out.
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This is what the connector looks like, anyone know where I can find a new one???
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Most likely you could just cut both wires and use a standard wire nut to reconnect them, then if you every need to disconnect, you can just unscrew them.
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