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Old 09-25-2021, 06:44 PM   #1
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Winnebago 37F sofa - slide interlock switches?

We removed our 2010 Winnebago sofa and discarded it.

Living room slide was out at the time. Now there appears to be no power to the button pad to retract it. It acts exactly like it would if the master slide key was turned off. Just dead. No error codes. Breaker is not popped. The other slides work fine, so not the master switch or e-brake lockout.

Not the button panel. (I swapped it with the one for the full wall slide, where it works fine.)

Not the controller. (I swapped it with the one for the full wall slide, where it works fine.)

Not the slide motors. (I moved just the motor wiring over to the full wall slide controller and was able to use the manual override to retract the living room slide.

Even with slide now fully retracted, slide locks are also dead on the passenger side.

This acts like the bedroom slide when the bed has not been raised. (There are limit switches under the bed to check for this.)

I'm now suspicious there may have been similar switches in the sofa to prevent retracting the slide if the sofa was folded down into a bed. If so, I'd like to know how many and which of the bundle of wires formerly leading to the sofa to jumper so the slide logic is happy again.

I have the wiring diagrams for the coach but, though I found the wiring to the controllers, have not found anything related to the bed limit switches or anything similar for the sofa.

If anyone has a 37F with the "Rest Easy" multi-position lounge that converts to a bed, I'd appreciate knowing if you see any limit switches attached to the frame or have any other insights related to what I'm seeing.

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Old 09-26-2021, 01:31 PM   #2
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I can achieve normal operation of both slides by moving the touchpad connection for the full wall slide's touchpad from controller to controller. (This used to be the touchpad connected to the living room slide, so I know both touchpads are good.)

So there appears to be a special power disconnect inserted into the circuit for the living room touchpad itself. All other functions of the living room slide controller are normal.

Our ex sofa is still the suspect. There's a big wad of wires with multiple connectors that ran to the sofa that, you would think, would only have needed 12v power to drive the motors that reclined it.

Wish I hadn't thrown away the couch, but we hated it and it was clutter in the garage.
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Old 09-27-2021, 02:51 PM   #3
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Never mind! :)

Called Winnebago and they confirmed no slide interlock in the sofa.

Turns out ALL of the wiring going from the chassis to the slide comes through that point in the wall, not just wiring to the sofa. I had disconnected the locks and their microswitches, among other things. Wasn't too hard to match male plugs to female plugs to get everything working again.

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