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Old 09-28-2018, 01:24 AM   #1
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Another lock FOB programming issue

My Freedom Elite 30 FE came with a keyless entry system (doors to enter the cab).
Like many others, I was handed a single set of keys which included a working door lock FOB. I went to the Ford dealer to purchase a second FOB only to be told, it was not a Ford remote. I researched and I purchased a duplicate FOB on line and tried programming it according to the E450 chassis manual.
No luck.
The duplicate FOB came with a set of instructions that mentioned a valet/programming switch and LED. My search for this switch and LED ended up with me first removing the driverís side kick panel. There I found several wires that had been cut and spliced (not very professionally I might add). Tracing these wires caused me to remove the door sill panel. Underneath the door sill I found a black box labeled APS45C. Internet research revealed that this was a Prestige (now Voxx electronics) keyless entry system.
All fine and well, except still no programming switch or LED. I found the wiring diagram for the APS45C and the connection point for the switch and LED. In looking at the actual box, both connection points were void of these components.
So, Iím right back where I started. No way to program a new remote.
Iíve sent a message to Voxx, but so far no reply.
From all of this, I surmise that, in order to save a few bucks, Thor chose not to buy the Ford chassis with the Ford keyless entry system (an APS45C system can be purchased on Amazon for about $40). To further save money,Thor chose not to provide the valet/programming switch and LED.
In my opinion, this is just another way Thor has found to piss off the customer.
This will be the last Thor product that I buy.
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Old 09-28-2018, 01:57 PM   #2
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Yep, found mine in the same spot. But the led switch harness was coiled up next to it with a wire tie.
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Old 09-28-2018, 05:06 PM   #3
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Yep, found mine in the same spot. But the led switch harness was coiled up next to it with a wire tie.
Went and looked again, all that was down there with the box and wire bundles was a bunch of sawdust. No switch or LED.
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Old 01-19-2021, 10:41 PM   #4
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Angry No remote locking

2 years later seems its still the same, neither of my controls work, found the control box under the sill cover, no switch, no LED
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Old 01-20-2021, 01:36 AM   #5
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Atwood water heater

I just purchased 2010 daman tuscany. The water heater never shuts off when I have it on using gas. Also I have no water to my faucets in the shower. I will be looking for valves for that but was wondering if the Atwood 10 gallon heater has been unreliable?
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Old 01-20-2021, 01:51 AM   #6
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2 years later seems its still the same, neither of my controls work, found the control box under the sill cover, no switch, no LED
The wiring is in place and the poster above your post said 40 bucks gets you a new unit.
You're only 40 bucks away from fully resolved.

Personally, I'd go to a stereo shop and have and Really nice setup installed with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi .
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Old 01-20-2021, 01:56 AM   #7
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I just purchased 2010 daman tuscany. The water heater never shuts off when I have it on using gas. Also I have no water to my faucets in the shower. I will be looking for valves for that but was wondering if the Atwood 10 gallon heater has been unreliable?
Welcome aboard!
Atwoods seem to be pretty reliable...
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