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Old 02-29-2016, 07:13 PM   #1
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Windshield shade

2014 Newmar Bay star sport.
Windshield shade comes down. When trying to go back up moves about 1/16" and stops.
Any help would be great.
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:17 PM   #2
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I would call the shade manufacturer to reprogram.
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:18 PM   #3
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Hi,
A friend of mine has a 2014 Canyon Star and had a problem with the shade and Newmar dealer had to replace entire shade as motor is attached to it.

I suppose you could roll it up by hand.
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:34 PM   #4
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Pardon my lack of knowing. Who made this rig??
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:46 PM   #5
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Well who would have figured it is made by Newmar.
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Is it an M.C.D. shade? Far and away the number 1 problem with these is the loss of programming. They are susceptible to d.c. voltage drop. They are easy to reprogram if you have the procedure. The 1/16" sounds like the fine adjustment part of the programming.
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Here's the procedure for reprogramming the shade.....




MCD Windshield Shade Upper and Lower Limit Adjustment Simplified


NOTE: Please Read the Directions in its Entirety Before Performing the Adjustments





1) Locate the learning button for the shade you want to set the limits for. The button will be on the motor side of the shade where the power wires go into the unit. The button is attached to a small gray wire. Turn your ignition key switch on. You will now set the upper limit and middle limit of the shade, above your eye level.





Note: You may need two people to perform this adjustment depending on where the buttons and switches are located.





2) Push the learning button ON and, at the same time, push the shade dash mounted rocker switch you use to put that shade up or down. Push the button so the shade travels “up” if it is in the down position or “down” if the shade is in the up position. Release both buttons when the beeping starts. You are now in the learning mode.





Note: Sometimes the programming buttons will become lost or disconnected from the gray learning wire at the motor end of the shade. If that is the case, you can perform this shade adjustment by touching the metal tips of the two ends of the gray wires together. This will simulate pushing the learning button on.





3) Press the same dash button in the same direction you were just going (either up or down) and hold it until it gets close to the upper or lower limit you want the shade to be set at. Release the dash button. You can now “bump” the shade button in the same direction of travel by repeatedly pushing it until you get it to the limit position you desire. Reverse the shade direction (up or down) from the direction you were initially moving the shade and do not release the button until the shade reaches the other limit you want to set. You will first hear a beep before the shade travels in the opposite direction. This indicates that that limit has been set.





Note: This adjustment is for ignition ON so be sure you set your lower limit above your eye level. This is a safety feature and the shade should NOT go all the way to the dash with the ignition key switch on. The lower limit must not block your view of the road on either the day or night shade.





4) You can now once again “bump” the shade in the same direction of the desired limit. When there, reverse the shade travel with the dash switch. A beep is heard. Both limits are now locked in.





5) Test the shade limits by pushing the dash switch up to the upper limit and down to the lower limit. If all is well, you can now perform the same adjustment on the other shade (day or night) with the ignition ON if you desire.





Note: Once the ignition ON settings are changed, you MUST reset the limits for ignition off on the same shade. Changing the adjustments in one mode affects the other mode.





Setting the shade limits with the ignition OFF.





The procedure is the same as above, but with the ignition off, you can bring either shade totally down to the dash for complete coverage of the windshield when you are parked.





Note: If you release the dash button too soon when reversing the direction of the shade and you have a long distance to your stop point limit, the motor will only allow you to “bump” the shade up or down a little at a time. It may be quicker to reverse the direction again, which takes it out of the learning mode, and begin the procedure all over again (item #2 above) by holding both buttons and waiting for the beeps.

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Thanks for the reprogram instructions. I let you/all know.
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Our 2007 Bounder has an AutoMotion shade up front - after about 4 years it was exhibiting the same performance. Troubleshooting the thing revealed that the motor was bad. AutoMotion would not sell just a motor - they wanted to sell me an whole new shade for $800 so I started looking for motors online. The motors come from China and cost $25 (if you buy 1000 of them!) but I could not find anyplace that sold a single motor, until I found a company up in Canada by the name of RollerTrol - they offered an identical motor, and an ungraded motor with twice the lifting power for a cost of $100. I had to design an interface to connect their motor to the shade, but that wasn't too difficult, and I ended up with a functioning shade for a little over $100 instead of a new shade for $800.
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Thanks to all for the info. Program was the problem (battery went dead)
Thanks again
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Thanks to all. Newmar called this AM and advised shade is from Automotion.They also sent info on programming. The MCD's are in the higher end coaches, I think.
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I too have a windshield shade problem. Brand new 2016 Baystar 3401. Hit the button to retract the shade the other day and the rod that used to be enclosed in the rod pocket on the shade came completely out and hit the dashboard. The pocket seal completely failed from one side to the other. Called Newmar to log the problem...covered under my one year warranty, but now I am headed back to the repair shop for analysis and repair. Is the entire shade going to need to be replaced or will they be able to repair the rod pocket? And should I even accept the latter and just insist on a new shade? I must say, I am growing more and more frustrated by the number of problems I have had with my unit and I have only had it since October! Any insight is greatly appreciated.
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