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Old 08-28-2022, 06:00 AM   #1
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KIB Lighting/Shade Touch Screen

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I am looking for any info on our KIB Lighting/Shade touch screen controllers. We are in a 2021 New Aire and wonder if anyone has added/relocated a touch screen in there coach. The locations and the qty installed by Newmar just done make sense.

If you have either done this yourself or had Newmar do this please advise.
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Old 08-28-2022, 07:03 AM   #2
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KIB Lighting/Shade Touch Screen

Check out this post.

Note: looks like iRV2 is showing the wrong preview, but the link is to a mod done in a 2018 Dutch Star
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Old 08-28-2022, 11:21 AM   #3
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Each KIB controller (light switch) is specific to what it controls. So, if you have one, like the kitchen controller it turns on the water pump, counter lights and maybe the overhead lights. It has a model number on the back side. If you were to order that specific controller from Newmar, by that model number, and then install it in the bedroom, it will still turn on the water pump, counter lights and overhead lights.

You can't create your own control that has specific things you want to turn on and mount somewhere in the coach. You can only buy a controller that is already available through Newmar. No custom controllers.

The most common addition is to buy that kitchen controller and mount it to a spot that is more easily accessible than where Newmar installs them, such as the link provided in the post above.

Since each controller is kind of like a minicomputer, all you have to do is "tap" into the grey shielded wire running around the coach. It has three wires inside. Just tap the new to controller to the wires (color to color) and it will send a signal specific to that controller.

With that said, on my 2019 DS, I added a second controller to the kitchen, as Newmar had made the controller a little easier to reach, but still not in a good spot. The new controller came with a pigtail. I pulled the OEM controller, and it had a "Y" cable and spare pigtail so you could daisy chain it. I got lucky and was able to just plug the new controller in.
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Old 08-28-2022, 12:13 PM   #4
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