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Old 11-25-2016, 10:56 AM   #1
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Help with slide switch on 2004 Gulfstream Independence

Does anyone out there have a 2004 Independence model 8361? I would appreciate a photo of the back side of the slider switch for the wardrobe slider ( mechanical, not hydraulic) in the bedroom. What I am dealing with is a tire blowout that severed 9 wires in the wheel well compartment, 4 of which go to the slider switch. The crazy thing is that the wires wrapped around the drive shaft and actually pulled out of the conduit that goes up into the bedroom wall and pulled off the back of the switch and completely out of the coach! Now I have fished new wires up in to the wall ( not easily) and cannot identify where they are to connect to the switch. It is a six terminal switch and it appeared that all six terminals had wires to them. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 11-25-2016, 11:52 AM   #2
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The six wires will be , battery power and ground to the switch; probably the center terminal on each side .
Then two wires to the slide motor for in and another two to reverse the power and ground to the motor to change directions .

With an ohm meter , check the terminals of the switch , using the center on each side , see which of the end terminals are connected as the switch is rocked towards the , in ,then the out.
If all six terminals were used, and there are only 4 wires up the wall, then the power and ground wiring from the motor would have been spliced and hooked up behind the switch to accomplish the reversing.
If no other member supplies a photo, I'll do up a diagram and post it tonight.
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Well I didn't get it done last night , but I hope this helps .

By connecting each wire from the motor to two terminals as shown in the diagram , when the rocker switch is moved to the " IN " one wire is power and the other is ground. When the switch is moved to " OUT" the power and ground are reversed and the motor runs the other direction.

PM. me again if you need any more info , I cannot attach files and photos to a PM reply, so any further info would have to be posted here.
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Thank you Skip425. I knew that I needed to jumper two contacts, but was brain dead on which. Your drawing helps. I'll get back on it next week. I did blow a fuse and can't find any blade fuses blown. Not sure what to look fir. There are some black thin in line plug-ins that I don't know what they do. Maybe they are add-on fuses.
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Can you post a picture of the thin ; in line plug ins; they may be , fuse wire or fuseable links, they have to be checked for continuity .
A " fuse wire " is a section of wire used in place of a slow burn fuse , for wiring that is under high load situations ; like a slide motor ; the fuse wire will allow it's rated power for a longer period of time, than a regular fuse, without burning out.
Fuse wire is available in different ratings , and usually has a different color for each rating.
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:38 PM   #6
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I did pull these off and found out that they were resettable fuses or almost like circuit breakers. I don't know if they're bad or not, but I have ordered some new ones. I put in some regular fuses just to see if I could get any power to one of the wires on the Wardrobe slide. I couldn't detect any today but I didn't have much time. I know that at one time I had power to one of the wires back there, but I think that by hooking them up wrong, I blew a fuse which I can't identify its location. I have checked every fuse in that coach and found none of them that have been burned out.
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