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Old 01-21-2021, 02:37 PM   #1
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Power Seat Fuse keeps popping

During these times, we are staying put in a campground.

To make me feel better I like to start the bus, bring in the slides and retract the levelling jacks. During this process I have to move the power seats forward to allow room for the slide. (they are facing backwards) I then reverse the process levelling the bus, putting out the slides and eventually shut down the engine.

Everything went fine until it was time to move the seats. The drivers seat moved fine, the passenger seat had no power. I discovered the fuse had popped, so I pushed it in but it popped also immediately. I did try a few more times but it kept popping. I now have no power in either seat.

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I have never had that happen to me but here are my thoughts. My thought is there is a shorted wire under or around the seat. If the seat motor had a short the breaker should not blow until you tried to move the seat. If your seat has a power connector that can be disconnected try that and see if the breaker holds.

Good luck and let us know what you find.

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I have never had that happen to me but here are my thoughts. My thought is there is a shorted wire under or around the seat. If the seat motor had a short the breaker should not blow until you tried to move the seat. If your seat has a power connector that can be disconnected try that and see if the breaker holds.

Good luck and let us know what you find.

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OK, so i disconnected the driver's side connectors, there were 2. Reset the fuse and it stayed in. :-)

Do you have any idea how I look for a short on the driver's seat?

Thank you for your help.
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It appears as if you have a dead short or the "fuse" is bad. I'm thinking from your description that the "fuse" is really a circuit breaker. My bet is that you have a dead short somewhere in the harness for the seat. Put your head under the seat and look for a chaffed wire, likely where it goes through some kind of hole or where something has cut it. It could be that something else is shorted but that's the most likely cause. Good luck.
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It appears as if you have a dead short or the "fuse" is bad. I'm thinking from your description that the "fuse" is really a circuit breaker. My bet is that you have a dead short somewhere in the harness for the seat. Put your head under the seat and look for a chaffed wire, likely where it goes through some kind of hole or where something has cut it. It could be that something else is shorted but that's the most likely cause. Good luck.
to narrow down the wires, I plugged in 1 of the 2 and breaker did not pop. So the culprit has to be the other plug that only has 2 wires. I looked the best I can and did not find any bare wires but did find what looks like burn marks on the yellow wire (see picture, I'm holding the wire) near the plug. The other side is harder to see but again no bare wires.
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The problem won't be where you can grab the wires and move them. The problem will be where the wires are trapped by a bracket or another piece of metal.
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Allan;

If you have problems locating the short don't be afraid to call the Winnebago Help Line at 800-537-1885. They might be able to give you some ideas where to look. They have been very helpful to me over the years..

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We had a wire get caught up on the worm drive of the passenger seat. It shorted.
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The burnt wire is an indications that you're in the right neighborhood. Keep looking you'll find it.
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Burned wires.
Loose connection somewhere?
Excessive load..motor going bad?
What motion of he seat do you have with the yellow wires off? May help figure out which motor is drawing to much amperage,

Good luck let us know what your find out,
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