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Old 09-27-2012, 07:51 AM   #1
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Power connection to villa captain's chair

I am still in need of some information about the power connection to my 6-way Villa passenger seat.
In the process of removing the seat from the floor of the coach, the main power connection (one black wire, one red wire) got pulled out from whereever it is connected under the seat. Oddly, no connectors were on either wire...the ends of the wire were stripped about 1".
The wires were in a wire loom and entered the seat assembly between the bottom cushion and the back of the seat. The wires that pulled out are only about 8" long. I removed the pedestal to gain access to the wiring, but I cannot determine where the wires were connected.
Does anyone know where to connect the main power to the seat?
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:01 AM   #2
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Mine was in the left front basement compartment.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response, but I need to know where the wires connect in the seat.The wiring comes through the floor, and Newmar used butt connectors to connect the wiring to the short pigtail exiting the rear of the seat. The pigtail is pulled out/disconnected from the seat. Where and how does the two wire pigtail connect to seat?
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:12 AM   #4
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G'morning from the Black Hills of South Dakota.

We first had an 06 Mtn. Aire, and as I recall that once when the psngr. side captains chair lost power, I finally found that between where the wires emerged from the floor and where they entered the actual seat that we'd inadvertently pulled the connection loose from what I recall was an in-line fuse in that location. Now, I don't remember for certain that the disconnection point was a fuse or simply one of those crimp type wire connections (memory is goin fast ) but that was where the disconnection was. Never had to dig up into the chair proper so can't help with that.
Probably NOT your issue, but......FWIW.

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Your dealing with two wires two from floor and two from seat.
Connect the the wires and try the seat move to front or back, if it reacts to the opposite direction wanted than reverse the wire connections.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:59 PM   #6
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Well, I figured it out, and I want to contribute to the forum, even if I am answering my own question.
But first, thanks to all who offered advice.
And second, it will make me feel better to publicly state that the customer service offered by Villa International, who made the captain's chair, is completely non existent. I emailed them and called them about my question, and they could not even extend the courtesy of responding. Thanks for nothing Villa!
To reconnect power to the seat, remove the seat pedastal (6 bolts). At the rear of the bottom cushion, stuffed up towards the seat back, are two bundles of wires, each secured with a large wire nut. One bundle is mostly red wires, and the other bundle is mostly black wires. I am not at all convinced that this location is where the original "pigtail" originated, but I connected power there and the seat works.
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