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Old 10-31-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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Power lock on my 2003 Ultimate Freedom not working

My remote for the door lock, will not lock nor unlock the entry door,However it does lock or unlock the compartment doors
Also the switch on the dash does nor work either,
but i hear a clicking in the door
I assume that the module maybe faulty.
Does anyone have any suggestion on how to replace the module,
Any help would be very much appreciated

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Old 11-01-2013, 09:16 AM   #2
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Gene;

I have had that problem on my last 2 Winnebagos. I believe you have 2 brass contacts on your door jam and also matching contacts on your door. When my door lock would act like that I would take a cotton ball soaked in alcohol and clean the contacts. It would work good until it got dirty again.

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Old 11-04-2013, 01:07 PM   #3
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You can also use the eraser on a No. 2 pencil to clean contacts; worked great on the handsets on PRC-77 radios a long time ago. Hope that cures it!
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
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You'll need to search for the irv2.com thread that addresses replacing the module with an aftermarket unit from Trimark, the OEM is unavailable from Winnebago per that thread. Ours is being replaced as we speak.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:38 PM   #5
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I have a 2003 UF 40KD, and had the same problem. This has been the topic on many a thread, with no real answers. I'd tried cleaning the contacts, etc. too, and nothing worked. But -- I took my rig to a local RV repair place and they fixed it! They (I think) just had to replace a couple of small solenoids.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:44 PM   #6
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My remote for the door lock, will not lock nor unlock the entry door,However it does lock or unlock the compartment doors
Also the switch on the dash does nor work either,
but i hear a clicking in the door
I assume that the module maybe faulty.
Does anyone have any suggestion on how to replace the module,
Any help would be very much appreciated

Gene
Sounds like your PDL system is working as designed. The problem sounds like the connecting rod between the lock and the PDL module inside the door has become disconnected. Suggest removing the inside door panel to expose the activator (PDL module). You will then see the connecting rod that has likely slipped out of it's proper position. Very easy fix.....if I am correct in diagnosing.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:51 PM   #7
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The electric actuator pulls/pushes the connecting rod. Sometimes they just wear out and break. I repaired mine once (on a older motorhome) with J B Weld but it also eventually broke. I just replaced the actuator. You can buy a new one from Winnebago, Trimark Industries, or ebay.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:46 AM   #8
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Thanks for all your replies
I will try to repair it tomorrow.

Thanks again
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Thanks for all your replies
I will try to repair it tomorrow.

Thanks again
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Good luck. Let us know what you find as we all learn that way.
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:56 PM   #10
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I have finally found the problem. After removing the contacts on the frame, I noticed that one of the wires had come off and was lost inside of the frame. After fishing it out, I just simply squeezed the connecter and plugged them back in. All is working fine now. I wish to thank all of you that replied with your suggestions, which was very helpful.
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Glad you got it fixed but I thought you said you heard a clicking inside the door (post #1). Wonder what that sound was???
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:34 AM   #12
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The clicking noise came from the front left bay door where the main unit is located,
Sorry Kix, I guess I did not explain it right.
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The clicking noise came from the front left bay door where the main unit is located,
Sorry Kix, I guess I did not explain it right.
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