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Old 10-08-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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42E Bed Interlock switch

I know i read here someone had jumped the interlock switches on the retracting bed. I wonder where those switches are under the bed. We do stop for a quick sleep when in route. The bed will only flatten out with both slides out. If the switches are jumped only the DS rear needs to be out to lay the bed down.

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Old 10-09-2014, 08:19 AM   #2
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I have an Ellipse and I bypassed the switches. There were two, one back behind the lower right side of the headboard and the other under the bed near the back on the left.


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Old 10-09-2014, 03:54 PM   #3
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I think I found one at the foot end of the left rail. It's a push button switch I will have to try and find the right one at the head end of the rail. You just jumped the switches with success ?
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Old 10-10-2014, 08:48 AM   #4
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I think I found one at the foot end of the left rail. It's a push button switch I will have to try and find the right one at the head end of the rail. You just jumped the switches with success ?

Yep, I just took out the switch and connected the two wires together. And the same on the other switch. No problems, been like that for about a year. Just double check to make sure the bed is all the way up prior to bringing in the slides.


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Old 10-10-2014, 09:33 AM   #5
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Is it one switch for each side?
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:38 AM   #6
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Jumped these switches last night. While the left one was easy to find, the right one is very hard to get at. There is little room between the bed platform and the wall. I was able to get the connectors off, but don't think they will be going back on without removing the mattress and some bed pieces.

Thanks for the help, now I can use the bed and only put out the bedroom slide.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:07 PM   #7
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Interesting. Did you check to see which switch controlled what? I'm just wondering if you really need to short both.

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Old 10-20-2014, 08:01 PM   #8
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I jumped the left switch first as it was easy to get at and jump the connections. No go, bed down slides no move. I imagine both switches are wired in series so both need to be closed to allows the slides to work.

It is very helpful for us, just put out the rear BR slide to get the bed down.
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:16 PM   #9
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I just checked my 2013 42E and it works if only the bedroom slide is out. Maybe they changed something in the 2014?? The bottom left switch tells the system the slide is out. The top switch tells the system the bed is fully retracted (in the upright position). I thought the left switch allowed the bed to come down (when the slide was out) and the right switch allowed the slide to come in (when the bed was fully retracted)?? I don't know of any connection with the other slides but I cannot find a wiring diagram.
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:16 AM   #10
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I know i read here someone had jumped the interlock switches on the retracting bed. I wonder where those switches are under the bed. We do stop for a quick sleep when in route. The bed will only flatten out with both slides out. If the switches are jumped only the DS rear needs to be out to lay the bed down.

Any info would be great.

Thanks,
Rich


My dw and I were looking at the Itasca ellipse 2015,but I did't like the rear radiator.I would appreciate you comments on that.I always check engine,belts,accessories,as a preflite inspection.and found it impossible with no rear access.Comments please,I am back to consider the Tour?ellipse.
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:56 AM   #11
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Kind of off topic for bed interlock switches, but yes, it is difficult to check belts, etc. with the setup with the Radiator in the rear. You have some access via the DS rear bay door, and you can get underneath (which commecial drivers are expected to do during their preflight per state regs). But there is also an access panel on top of the engine underneath the mat in the rear bathroom that will probably give you what you want.
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Mine works with only the bed slide out.
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