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Old 03-24-2015, 10:07 AM   #1
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Slideout switch dead

Hi I'm Jim, from England, we own 2009 Four Winds Dutchman 25c. The slide was working a few hours ago when we bought it in. Now on a new site and it wont extend.

we are level
in park
park brake on
key in aux position
good batteries

Nothing happens when we operate the switch. Checked all fuses on the panel, all OK but none indicate that they are for the slide. Looked everywhere for another fuse but cannot even find the slide motor.

The slide comprises a dinette a fridge and a wardrobe, looked in all of those and under the slide but can find nothing. Can anyone help me find this fuse or breaker? Cheers
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:49 AM   #2
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You may have a pre-Schwintek slide system, so I am not sure how much I can help.

With the Schwintek system, there is a control panel somewhere that provides error codes if the system isn't working.

If your system is pre-Schwintek, I would still expect some kind of control panel.



The photo is for a Schwintek control panel, but you may have something similar.

And it could be located anywhere. The panel for my Schwintek system is located inside one of the outside storage bins, so open each of those and look inside.

And if you have a Schwintek system, the slide motors are built into the slide itself, hidden from view.

You can easily tell if you have a Schwintek system by looking at the slide out (of course, it must be out to do so), but perhaps you can go by memory. There should be an aluminum rack, top and bottom of each side of the slide out.

They look like this:



The main fuse for my system is located in the fuse panel, labeled Slide MTR PWR.

Again, this might not be the same for your coach, although I mention it as it might be similar.
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:32 AM   #3
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It requires the ignition key to be in Aux? I have not heard of that before. I have not tried it on this motorhome but the previous one we had if the ignition was on the slide would not operate.
Sounds like an interlock somewhere keeping it from going out.
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:38 AM   #4
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I just checked the manual for my thor and it says specifically to be sure ignition is in off position.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:26 PM   #5
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Same here: Our slide will not extend if the key is on in any position.
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:58 AM   #6
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Thanks for your responses. It turned out to be a faulty emergency start switch, presumably fooling the slide into thinking the ignition was on.

Meanwhile I've still not found the slide motor/controller, so I'll do that now so I know where it is should it fail in the future. Thanks again
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:18 PM   #7
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Thanks for your responses. It turned out to be a faulty emergency start switch, presumably fooling the slide into thinking the ignition was on.

Meanwhile I've still not found the slide motor/controller, so I'll do that now so I know where it is should it fail in the future. Thanks again
Glad you got it figured out Jim! Enjoy
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