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Old 05-24-2021, 01:20 PM   #1
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Wiring for Awning on 2005 Dutch Star

I have a situation that started recently with my main awning that I need some advice on.

Both extend and retract work from the switch in the pegboard bay as well as with the keyfob remote.

The switch over the entrance door only retract works, extend does not work. I swapped the switch from pegboard bay to the over door position and nothing changed. This eliminates the switch as a suspect. The wires from the switch disappear in the wall so no way to trace them.

This leads me to believe there may a break in a wiring leading away from the overhead switch. Does anyone have a wiring diagram that shows the routing of the wires to/from the overhead switch that you could share?

TIA for any help you can offer.
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Old 05-26-2021, 06:25 PM   #2
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You can always get a wire tracer to follow where the wires go.

Lots of options.......

https://www.amazon.com/Tracer-Circui...00245375&psc=1
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Old 05-28-2021, 09:46 PM   #3
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I did what Unplanned_Tourist suggested. I clipped the lead of a tracer to the suspect wire and clipped the ground to the common wire of the spdt momentary switch. I had disconnected both wires from the switch. As soon as i made the hookups, the awning started to retract. I disconnected the tracer wires and reconnected the switch. All is working as it should. This does not make sense to me unless the signal from the tracer reset something in the circuit. Remains to be seen how long it will work. Maybe just from jostling the wires a bad connection was reestablished. Its not like I hadn't tugged/jostled these wires many times before so this has me baffled.
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