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Old 05-23-2018, 04:01 PM   #1
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Shade motor replacement tips

As you would expect, our slow rise motorized shade at the windshield quit working in the down position on a recent trip. I tried resetting the limits to no avail. I asked the CG for a reference on a repair service. They gave me a couple and luckily I got a good one.

He went through the motions and determined that the motor needed to be replaced. I called Thor CS and got the part number and then had it shipped direct from my dealer.

In order to get home, we removed the shade which required cutting the wiring. If you do this, be sure to mark the wire colors. The motor wire colors are not the same as the coach wiring. The removal of the motor is pretty simple (4 screws). Before inserting new motor test it and make sure the shade is rolled up. Then insert new motor and replace shade. I would highly suggest two people for this job. Let me know if any questions.
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Old 05-23-2018, 04:55 PM   #2
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Let me know if any questions.
Thank you for posting this. I have been concerned about this happening on our Miramar.

Did you replace your motor again? How did you realign the shade so it came down evenly? Currently the passenger side on mine is higher than the driver's side.
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:48 PM   #3
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This is the first time. We rolled the shade up before remounting it. Not sure why yours is unlevel. I'd check the mounting bracket.
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Old 06-07-2018, 01:26 PM   #4
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Motorized slow rise shade

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As you would expect, our slow rise motorized shade at the windshield quit working in the down position on a recent trip. I tried resetting the limits to no avail. I asked the CG for a reference on a repair service. They gave me a couple and luckily I got a good one.

He went through the motions and determined that the motor needed to be replaced. I called Thor CS and got the part number and then had it shipped direct from my dealer.

In order to get home, we removed the shade which required cutting the wiring. If you do this, be sure to mark the wire colors. The motor wire colors are not the same as the coach wiring. The removal of the motor is pretty simple (4 screws). Before inserting new motor test it and make sure the shade is rolled up. Then insert new motor and replace shade. I would highly suggest two people for this job. Let me know if any questions.
I have a Thor outlaw with a motorized front shade that is driving me crazy. Can program and it will work once and then it will stop have way down. Have to return to up position and then start over. Slow rise has no customer service and have had no luck from other sources. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-07-2018, 06:16 PM   #5
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I have a Thor outlaw with a motorized front shade that is driving me crazy. Can program and it will work once and then it will stop have way down. Have to return to up position and then start over. Slow rise has no customer service and have had no luck from other sources. Any thoughts?

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It sounds similar to ours, the beginnings of a motor replacement. I'd call Thor and gat a part number for the motor and then order it through your dealer. You may want to have your dealer attempt a reprogram before replacing the motor. I've never felt comfortable with that process.
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