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Old 09-12-2018, 11:44 PM   #1
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Well the junky little remote for lights and slides gave up to the ghost, and I need it tomorrow. Lasted a year and a half, little difficult to get apart and didnít get it completely apart for fear of damaging it even more! Is it worth the time to figure it out to replace the battery? Or order a new one every year and a half? Thanks Lipert for another junky component!
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:21 AM   #2
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I thought the battery was rechargeable. But battery life is relative to use - so the more you use it the faster the battery drains. If it is anything like the Furrion remote I would not bother changing the battery - way too much work
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LOL, it was a little difficult to separate the two halves, so I probably finished it off for good! Never thought it could be rechargeable, guess I need to look at it a little closer in the morning.... Guess I'm without outside lights the next 4 days....
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It uses a mini USB charger. Mine lasts about a year between charges.
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Won't the switch turn the lights on and off?

My remote lights have never worked.

The remote is about $250 at RV Upgrades....pricey.
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The remote does have a rechargeable battery with a mini USB connection in it. It is the master control for the outside lights, so if you do not turn them on with the remote, then they won't work. Its pretty handy to have for the jacks, so if you can put yours together again and plug it into the charger, I would be pretty certain it will work for you again.
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Won't the switch turn the lights on and off?

My remote lights have never worked.

The remote is about $250 at RV Upgrades....pricey.
I think the remote and manual switch are wired in series. So they both must be ON for the lights to work. But either can be OFF to turn them off.

We usually set the remote to ON, and manage the lights with the wall switch. But if I turn off 12VDC power with the battery cut-off, the remote resets to OFF.
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I think the remote and manual switch are wired in series. So they both must be ON for the lights to work. But either can be OFF to turn them off.

We usually set the remote to ON, and manage the lights with the wall switch. But if I turn off 12VDC power with the battery cut-off, the remote resets to OFF.
Iím pretty sure youíre correct. We donít have that on ours, but Iíd be tempted to wire up something like this if we did: https://www.parts-express.com/12-vdc...-type--330-073

It would function like a dual switch house light then.
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I use mine mostly for stabilizers. Keep it charged up, works great.
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Yes, the remote is rechargeable. Mine only activates the outside lights then is operable by the switches. I wish I could operate the jacks/leveling system as some here have stated theirs does.
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