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Old 03-25-2015, 07:06 AM   #1
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Elec shade

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We have an 08 32K, I keep forgetting to ask this each time on this site. The shade that goes down and covers the front windshield. Its electric and controlled by a switch on the left side console. To get it to move up or down you need to keep pushing it and it moves only a small amount each time. My question, is this right? Or is there a fix I can do as in reprograming, or do you feel I need a new switch. Thanks Steve Lambert

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Old 03-25-2015, 07:19 AM   #2
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One of our windshield shades started doing the same thing, working intermittently. Eventually the motor died altogether. I called Fleetwood and they'd only sell the entire windshield shade assembly (the day shade and night shade as a package) and it would have been very expensive - $600 for just the parts. I was not able to find a source for the motor only. I went on-line and found a local dealer for the brand we have (Auto Motion) and they replaced the bad motor, fixed one of the manual shades with a broken internal spring mechanism, and adjusted the rest of the shades for just over $300. Unfortunately they are a long way from Pennsylvania (central Florida).

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Old 03-25-2015, 07:31 AM   #3
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Mine never did that so I'd have to say you have a problem. You may have a motor going as Jay pointed out or it may be a simple thing like the switch contacts. Try something like this.

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Old 03-27-2015, 08:00 AM   #4
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My shade had the similar problem. It was only moving about 2 inches with each press of the switch. After I went through the reprograming steps, the shade then worked fine. Click image for larger version

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Hope this helps. My program switch is located next to roller on drivers side. It hangs down about 4 inches.


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