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Old 02-10-2016, 01:02 PM   #1
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Power windshield malfunction

We have an American Duo Power Windshield day/night shade system. The day night shade works fine--up & down when switch is activated. However, the sun screen portion rolled all the way down but will now only roll up partially. Read the manual. Said most typical problem is the loss of set limits because of battery problem which we did have. Read the instruction on how to reset limits. Completely lost me. Anyone have this problem and can instruct in English easy to follow directions. TIA

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Old 02-10-2016, 03:37 PM   #2
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I had the problem 2 years ago. I emailed MCD they sent the instructions to me. I read the instructions a couple of times, found the switches up next to the right end of the shades. It took two of us, my wife operated the little switches by the shades and I operated the regular up/down switch. I had no problem understanding the instructions.

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Old 02-10-2016, 04:03 PM   #3
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You are not alone. After being in storage with the bat disconnects off, several of my mcd's loose their set points. Still need to read directions and follow step by step. Definitely not intuitive.
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Old 02-10-2016, 09:40 PM   #4
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Thank you will give it a try.
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Old 02-10-2016, 10:09 PM   #5
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"Cicada".....The instructions on how to set the limits is on their webpage. I've had to do it a couple of times. When I do, I take my laptop out to the coach, bring up the website instructions and follow them. The first time you read them, they sound complicated, but they aren't.

The small push buttons in the upper right corner trigger the reset. You do the reset once with the "key on" and once with the "key off" on both shades. With the "key off", you set the shade to go all the way down. With the "key on", you're setting the shade to come down to just where it doesn't block your view while driving. You can make things easier by determining where you want the shade to stop with the "key on", by putting some blue tape on the "A" pillar.

If you don't do both resets of each shade, "key on", "key off", the procedure won't work properly. Since it can be a little confusing, sometimes you have to do it more than once before you realize where you need to stop.

I like to set my "key on" levels just a little lower than eye line. This gives me some adjustment on really sunny days.
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I had a gearbox break on one of them on the drivers side "toll" window. Tried setting the limits but can't reach the dash switch and the removable ones on the shade at the same time. Need to do some soldering to extend the wires.

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