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Old 04-18-2010, 08:17 PM   #1
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bed slide out 04 bus

when i turn off the motor an park i have to wait 2 to 24 hours to get the bed room slide to move. won't go out,gussing its a timer went bad but don't know where to look. the front slide has what appears to be a timer (in the front driver compartment) but the rear wires arn't attached to nuttin. help..after it moves ,it will go in and out with no problems till i start it again.

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Old 04-19-2010, 07:25 AM   #2
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I don't know about the Bus, but our Bay has relays that prevent the slides from being operated when the ignition switch is turned on. I have a relay that stuck twice - once the LR slide wouldn't go in and once it wouldn't go out.

On our Bay, the relays are in a front storage bay. I tapped on them (I think there are 3, and I didn't know which was which) with a screw driver handle and the slide worked. Sounds like something similar could be happening with yours, except the relay resets by itself after it cools off.

Look for the relays and give them a tap. If you can't find them or if tapping doesn't work, call the factory (256-356-8661 or 1-800-283-3922). The techs are very helpful and will walk you through troubleshooting.

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Old 04-20-2010, 06:19 AM   #3
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Ok, thanks I will give it a try. looks like some relays in the electric compartment in front of the ds tire.
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:50 PM   #4
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On my 05 Bus, there are slide relays in the inverter bay also.
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:10 PM   #5
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On our '04 Bus that slideout interlock relay was in the curbside rear compartment. It is next to the charge solenoid and looks identical to it. However, the slideout solenoid operates in reverse. It's a normally closed solenoid whereas 99% of the solenoids out there (including the charge solenoid) are normally open. So, when you turn the key off, the slides are able to move.

If you think this relay is bad, run a jumper cable across the two terminals to bypass it. If the slideouts then work, you have either a bad interlock solenoid or a bad feed from the ignition key switch. If the wire from the key switch is bad you should be able to hold down the aux start switch to power the solenoid as well.

This is an oddball solenoid so you'll need to find a Tiffin dealer to get a replacement, should you need it. In the 2005 model year they changed to a new design that uses the standard normally open solenoid but runs the solenoid coil's grounding connection through the park brake switch.
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thanks, i should have enought info to fix the problem now.

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