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Old 06-30-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Front solar shade stops halfway down

Our front solar/black shade stops halfway down. This is when we are setup and not while driving. It will roll back up. I remember reading there were sensors that only allow te shades to come down so far. There are two buttons on the driver side pillar. I spam not sure if they do anything or not. It stops in the same position every time. The vinyl a privacy shade works fine. Is there any sort or adjustment or release we can do to get it to come down further while we are in this trip? the front of the coach is facing west and we need all the help we can get.

On a side note, does it make much difference if the black shade is on the inside or outside of the vinyl? The side room windows have the black shades on the inside (meaning if you have both down the vinyl is next to the window and the black ones are on the inside of the coach.) Same for the front window. But the driver and passenger side windows are opposite.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:43 PM   #2
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We have MCD duo on all of our windows. The day (black mesh) is closest to the glass. They are suppose to stop as visors when the ignition is on (power from a relay somewhere). Sounds like you might have a failed relay.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:13 PM   #3
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If the shades are MCD shades, it sounds like the programming for the shade bacame corrupted, it's happend to me a couple of times. The switches you mentioned are to put the shades in program mode, the lower of the 2 switches will be for the black shade. You should be able to download the programming procedure from the MCD website. Make sure you follow the directions exactly, or you will have to start the process over.

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Old 06-30-2013, 10:12 PM   #4
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They are mcd shades. Funny because there is an mcd factory in the town where I live. I will look it up Dennis.
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Here is a quick guide to reprogramming your windshield shades. It is true that you need to follow the guide exactly or you will start over again. If you need someone to walk you through the set-up call MCD and a tech will help you.

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MCD Windshield Shade Upper and Lower Limit Adjustment Simplified
NOTE: Please Read the Directions in its Entirety Before Performing the Adjustments

1) Locate the learning button for the shade you want to set the limits for. The button will be on the motor side of the shade where the power wires go into the unit. The button is attached to a small gray wire. Turn your ignition key switch on. You will now set the upper limit and middle limit of the shade, above your eye level.

Note: You may need two people to perform this adjustment depending on where the buttons and switches are located.

2) Push the learning button ON and, at the same time, push the shade dash mounted rocker switch you use to put that shade up or down. Push the button so the shade travels “up” if it is in the down position or “down” if the shade is in the up position. Release both buttons when the beeping starts. You are now in the learning mode.

Note: Sometimes the programming buttons will become lost or disconnected from the gray learning wire at the motor end of the shade. If that is the case, you can perform this shade adjustment by touching the metal tips of the two ends of the gray wires together. This will simulate pushing the learning button on.

3) Press the same dash button in the same direction you were just going (either up or down) and hold it until it gets close to the upper or lower limit you want the shade to be set at. Release the dash button. You can now “bump” the shade button in the same direction of travel by repeatedly pushing it until you get it to the limit position you desire. Reverse the shade direction (up or down) from the direction you were initially moving the shade and do not release the button until the shade reaches the other limit you want to set. You will first hear a beep before the shade travels in the opposite direction. This indicates that that limit has been set.

Note: This adjustment is for ignition ON so be sure you set your lower limit above your eye level. This is a safety feature and the shade should NOT go all the way to the dash with the ignition key switch on. The lower limit must not block your view of the road on either the day or night shade.

4) You can now once again “bump” the shade in the same direction of the desired limit. When there, reverse the shade travel with the dash switch. A beep is heard. Both limits are now locked in.

5) Test the shade limits by pushing the dash switch up to the upper limit and down to the lower limit. If all is well, you can now perform the same adjustment on the other shade (day or night) with the ignition ON if you desire.

Note: Once the ignition ON settings are changed, you MUST reset the limits for ignition off on the same shade. Changing the adjustments in one mode affects the other mode.

Setting the shade limits with the ignition OFF.

The procedure is the same as above, but with the ignition off, you can bring either shade totally down to the dash for complete coverage of the windshield when you are parked.

Note: If you release the dash button too soon when reversing the direction of the shade and you have a long distance to your stop point limit, the motor will only allow you to “bump” the shade up or down a little at a time. It may be quicker to reverse the direction again, which takes it out of the learning mode, and begin the procedure all over again (item #2 above) by holding both buttons and waiting for the beeps.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:08 AM   #6
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