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Old 05-19-2019, 08:10 PM   #1
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I have a 2020 Roadtrek RS Adventurous (2009 Mercedes Sprinter). During our last trip we lost power to the sofa while we were adjusting it, and it is stuck midway between up and down. The switch is completely unresponsive. Iíve checked all the fuses I could find, including on the Inverter under the driverís seat, and they all appear to be OK. Is there a circuit breaker or some other solution to getting the power back?
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Tim to get out the volt meter and see where you have voltage and where you don't.

Just because a fuse "looks OK" doesn't mean that it is. Check with a meter. BTDT. There is usually a reason for a fuse to blow, i.e. drawing too much current. They can and do blow from vibration, also.
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Tim to get out the volt meter and see where you have voltage and where you don't.

Just because a fuse "looks OK" doesn't mean that it is. Check with a meter. BTDT. There is usually a reason for a fuse to blow, i.e. drawing too much current. They can and do blow from vibration, also.

Our 07 Chevy had one of the auto resetting circuit breakers for the power sofa. It was in the same area as the inverter charger. Couple inches long plastic rectangle marked 40amps on ours with a couple of good sized wires to it.


It is very possible the sofa jammed and popped the breaker until it failed. As mentioned a volmeter working back from the switch would be a good start.
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Our 2 part sofa bed stopped working in our 2011 LTV Serenity. After swapping the motors I concluded that was not the problem. Assumed, incorrectly it was the switch which was an incredibly complex replacement due to location of wiring. In the end, finally discovered one of the wires had come loose from a connector. My lesson was to check the simple first and should have checked for power with my meter instead of assuming. Don't know if that will help in your case, but good luck resolving.
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Good advice, but why do I have to teach myself that lesson over and over?

Glad you got it solved, and now you have a spare motor.
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