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Old 05-18-2017, 02:49 PM   #1
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Front Windshield Shade Quit

This happened to our friends in their 2016 Challenger, but if the fix hasn't been posted here it should be.

Their front windshield roller shade would not raise the other morning. They contacted Thor and were told what fuse to check. Fuse was okay. Thor told them to take it where they wanted and they would reimburse them.

She began checking for information online and found out these electric shades have to be "re-programed" sometimes. Up in the left corner there is a tiny box with a small red reset button. You have to hold the button in while holding the dash control switch. You run it up doing this, then reverse and run it down. Release red button and all is good!

If this is common knowledge please excuse my long post. Being knew to MH RV's we didn't have a clue, and apparently Thor didn't either.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:18 PM   #2
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This happened to our friends in their 2016 Challenger, but if the fix hasn't been posted here it should be.

Their front windshield roller shade would not raise the other morning. They contacted Thor and were told what fuse to check. Fuse was okay. Thor told them to take it where they wanted and they would reimburse them.

She began checking for information online and found out these electric shades have to be "re-programed" sometimes. Up in the left corner there is a tiny box with a small red reset button. You have to hold the button in while holding the dash control switch. You run it up doing this, then reverse and run it down. Release red button and all is good!

If this is common knowledge please excuse my long post. Being knew to MH RV's we didn't have a clue, and apparently Thor didn't either.
Great info, didn't know this. Thanks Joe.

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Old 06-05-2017, 01:05 AM   #3
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I had the same problem last week while traveling. Called Thor CS, and they helped me to get it retracted using red button. However, they didn't go into the resetting part. Thanks, will try this on our next stop.
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:26 AM   #4
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Great to know, thank you
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:05 PM   #5
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I had the dealer check out the shade issue. Dash switch turned out to be the problem. They are replacing it.
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:41 PM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback Sanford. I'll mention this to my buddy because I'm guessing he will end up having to replace his switch also.
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Old 06-27-2017, 01:34 AM   #7
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I had the same problem with my 2018 Thor Hurricane. Only mine went down half way and stopped. Would go up but not down the rest of way. Pushed the button and it went up. Than pushed it to go down and it is now working fine.
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Old 07-01-2017, 01:04 AM   #8
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The shade won't go lower than a certain point when the vehicle is in gear for obvious reasons.
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Old 07-09-2017, 01:39 PM   #9
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Installed new switch yesterday. Problem solved.
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:57 AM   #10
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Thanks for the info. This happened to me last week in my 2018 Thor 37 RB.
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:11 AM   #11
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I had the same problem on Thor Hurricane 29M. Called customer support and they gave me this link for setting the shade using the button hanging from the left end of the shade (probably the same as the red button in the original post).

MCD Windshield Shade Upper and Lower Limit Adjustment

This showed me how to set upper and lower limit on the shade for when ignition was off and when it was on so it wouldn't go down to far when being used for a sun visor while travelling.
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Old 05-19-2019, 02:04 AM   #12
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I have a new switch and tried the button no luck. The cab lights under the bed do not work either. These were not working when I bought the RV. Anyone know if they share a fuse and where it may be? (Vegas 25.2 2016)
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