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Old 02-11-2018, 09:18 AM   #1
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2008 Forest River 360QS Driverís side Carefree motorized sun shade will not go up or down. Took unit down and tested wiring with voltmeter. Does not appear to be getting any voltage from switch. Common fuse with passenger side that works fine. Could it be the switch? Can I safely swap these switches to see if it is a switch problem? Any idea where replacement switches can be found?
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Check the voltage from the input side of the switch to ground. If there is no voltage, the problem is in the supply to the switch. Then, if there is voltage at the input side, use your meter to measure the voltage at the output side (to ground). If no voltage at either position of the switch, it's the switch.
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Swapped switches. Driver side switch is ok . Tested shade with 12v while down. It goes up and down. Looks like wiring between switch and shade. Not sure how to trace this back.
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Hi Dave! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sorry I can't advise you on that! Keep her between the ditches!

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I guess I'm confused a bit. Is the switch up on the shade? Your explanation of the switch being ok and that it had to be between the switch and shade seems to lead me to they are separated.
Is there a plug that can be removed at the shade - I'm guessing there is if you ere able to apply 12V to the shade.
Pics would help us.
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