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Old 05-31-2016, 09:06 AM   #1
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Slide-out not working

We have a '99 Allure which requires the ignition key to be on and the parking brake to be set. The slide will not extend. The voice synthesizer comes on but the extend button doesn't energize anything. The 15 amp fuse in the hydraulic compartment is good.

The strange part is that the dash parking brake light does not come on. The parking brake is definitely working (doesn't move when in drive) and the dash light bulb is good (#21 on the dash light connectors). Switched it with another working bulb. It seems like there is something else causing the bulb to not energize. Can't find any obvious ground wires not connected.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:35 AM   #2
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If the parking brake light is not even illuminating on the dash than that suggests a problem with the parking brake switch. On your vehicle it should look similar to a pin switch that is attached somewhere at the upper end of the parking break itself. Me if I'm wrong but you have to actually manually do you press the parking break with your foot on that particular coach. It Is not an air brake system. Either there is a faulty ground to the pin switch at the parking prake pedal, a faulty connection on the out side of the switch, or the switch is bad. OR a faulty wire or connection from where the slide controller taps in to the signal. If you find the controller check for a parking brake signal coming to it. If it has singnal than the controller is faulty. If no signal the one if the before mentioned is faulty.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:55 AM   #3
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Our '99 Allure has air brakes (Cummins ISC ). Found info in books on air brake switches. Will take a look. Thanks.
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:02 AM   #4
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My brake pressure switch is located in the first bay on the drivers side. In the picture, towards the top you'll see three switches with wires attached to them (they all look the same).
One is the parking brake switch, the other two are for your low pressure warning lights. You might try bypassing the brake switch and see if your light comes on and the slide works.

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Here is a picture of our switches. We think it's the top center.
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:56 AM   #6
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twoboz, I have a '98 Allure, but I have never experienced what you're experiencing. I think you're taking the right troubleshooting steps so far.

The CC user guide mentions the coach must be level with the HWH system, but I have both extended and retracted with it somewhat out of level. How level is your coach?

Although you are getting the voice synthesizer after making the key switch, there may still be a bad connection from the key switch to the toggle switch. Have you been operating the slide out recently? Is your hydraulic reservoir sufficiently filled?

Please do keep us updated on what you find.
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:40 PM   #7
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That solved the problem! Hooked ground to the top center switch. Brake light came on and slide works. Now have to find new switch. Thanks for the help.
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That solved the problem! Hooked ground to the top center switch. Brake light came on and slide works. Now have to find new switch. Thanks for the help.
twoboz,
Those are standard switches. Enter the part number on the switch into Google. I found mine at a nearby big truck parts store. The ones I had were like yours, they are self grounding. The ones I used to replace the originals had tabs for grounding them. See the picture in my post, two have the grounding tabs with a wire to ground. Good luck.

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If the parking brake light is not even illuminating on the dash than that suggests a problem with the parking brake switch. On your vehicle it should look similar to a pin switch that is attached somewhere at the upper end of the parking break itself. Me if I'm wrong but you have to actually manually do you press the parking break with your foot on that particular coach. It Is not an air brake system. Either there is a faulty ground to the pin switch at the parking prake pedal, a faulty connection on the out side of the switch, or the switch is bad. OR a faulty wire or connection from where the slide controller taps in to the signal. If you find the controller check for a parking brake signal coming to it. If it has singnal than the controller is faulty. If no signal the one if the before mentioned is faulty.
Based on the info you gave, I guess you have never worked on a Country Coach or know a lot about them
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:59 PM   #10
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Not true at all. I work on many. I just don't have memorized every coaches and every years systems.... I am on vacation and in my phone and was still trying to provide some assistance. Hence stating "correct me if I'm wrong." If my assistance is not wanted nor needed I politely bow out. My tech services and 16 years in the industry usually comes at $105 an hour. I provide assistance here for free. As soon as I logged on and saw it was an air brake system i would have given different instructions. I apologize for working 80 hours a week and also am finally on a vacation. The mere fact of pointing out such an assumption is entirely unprofessional and uncalled for. Just to clarify. For 16 years I do everything from tent trailers to multi million dollar coaches. Have a nice day.
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Not to mention SOME country coaches will also not allow the main slide to operate if it is a full wall slide and the bedroom tv door is open or has a faulty mag switch. ..... But entirely different symptoms. Glad the OP got it resolved.
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twoboz....Had exactly the same issue on my 98. TR4's answer X2....hit a good big rig shop in your area and you should be able to get the correct switch. I used self grounding as that's what was available to me but tabbed would probably be better. Good job tracing it down!
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This was surely a learning experience.

Since we're on the road and of course in overnight campgrounds, I called a local truck parts place who said we had to bring in the part. We don't have a large enough open-end wrench with us to take the switch out. So backtracking to the CC and Dynamax schematics, found a CC part #15430. Called CC who said the replacement switches are Bendix 288522 or 228750N.

Like this thread states, Google images show these parts have double terminals (one for grounding vs the old single terminal). In our searches did see an image of a Bendix low pressure switch with the same knife connector but 75 psi instead of 60 psi.

When we get to our final destination, we will finish the repair. In the meantime, as least we can work the slide with the grounded wire.

Thanks everyone for your input.
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RVtech, I have found there are those who instead of thanking you for input are quick to try to "correct" you. I have stopped posting on other sites because of people like that. While I've not had an issue you have addressed, please continue to assist. Your experience is appreciated by most. As for the others, well, karma has a way....
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