Wanderlodge Owners Group  
BuyByeBlueBird.com
Donate

Go Back   Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > General

General Discussion of preventative/corrective maintenance and other technical issues regarding your coach that are not covered in other Mechanic's Corner categories (ex. refrigerators, water heaters, and compressors).

Site Search:
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-29-2009
sspurlock sspurlock is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Glastonbury
Posts: 17
Default Lower Compartment Locks

Anyone have any experience with getting the lower compartment locks to operate with the keyless entry pad? I have about half my compartments that the pin does not operate to lock the handles. I assume 12V goes to some type of relay or solenoid at the lock assembly? I have not taken the panels off yet as there are about two dozen screws holding it in.

I have tried to use key(s) to no avail but I think that is a separate issue.

Thanks!
__________________
Scott Spurlock
1993 PT 40 WLSA
Glastonbury, CT

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-29-2009
trendycat trendycat is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On the road in the US
Posts: 97
Default Lower compartment locks

I've had intermittent problems with my lower compartments not unlocking after locking, or not locking at all and have somewhat alleviated them by:

1) Lubricating all of the pins with a spray silicone lubricant

2) Slightly enlarging the locking holes on a couple of the handles with a drill bit.

I also found that after entering my key code on the pad, I immediately hit 3 again to unlock the compartments. (I was originally told to hit 5 or 7, as I recall).
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Bruce & Linda
1995 PT42WB (SOLD)
2004 Toyota Land Cruiser on a trailer
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-29-2009
fxdwg fxdwg is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: okc
Posts: 3,843
Default

To lock everything with the pad, you hit the last 2 buttons simultaneously. To unlock everything with the pad, after the code has been entered, you hit the 2nd button (from the right as you're looking at the pad). This is standard to all Ford products (Ford, Lincoln & Mercury).

As far as some of the bays not locking, you may find a few broken wires. You'll need to pull off the panels of the offending bays and start checking to see what power you get. Lubrication is critical, so you can lubricate while you have the panels off. I'm slowly going through mine. They work most of the time, but I have a few stalwarts that need further work.
__________________
John
96 WTOS 42'
OKC USA!


don't waste your time with a usa-spec ipod adapter- poor products with poor support
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-29-2009
peteaeonix's Avatar
peteaeonix peteaeonix is offline
Former Bird Owner
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ridgefield
Posts: 2,010
Default

I had a couple of the bay doors not locking. I removed the inside panel, carefully cleaned and lubricated the mechanism, and checked the operation to ensure that there were no broken or loose wires (no loose wires were found).

After servicing, the recalcitrant locks operated normally.

Pushing the two buttons on the right end of the keypad, (7/8) and (9/0) together, locks the entry door and bays. Someone told me to press twice in succession, but once seems to do it.

Unlocking the bays requires pressing the 5-digit entry code, followed by pressing the center (5/6) button -- at least, that's what works on my coach.

I note that if the entry door is open and you press the 'lock' combination, then only the bay door locks will engage.
__________________

Pete Masterson
(former) 95 WBDA 42'
(now) 2011 Roadtrek RS-Adventerous
Ridgefield, WA
aeonix1@me.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-29-2009
Rob Robinson's Avatar
Rob Robinson Rob Robinson is offline
Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Victoria
Posts: 4,387
Default

In several instances where I lost power to my locks the problem turned out to be broken wires leading to the door. In other words the breaks were outside the door and not within it. Check all the spots where the wire flexes in opening and closing.
__________________
Rob Robinson
Victoria, British Columbia
1999 LXi
Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-30-2009
BCRoamer BCRoamer is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Boulder City
Posts: 318
Default

I've repaired several of my bay door locks; loose wires in some cases and broken linkeage connection in others. I have also added small springs to be sure the handles close completely. Be careful taking the inner panels off, the entire frame and panel are very light weigth aluminum and you can easily strip the screws and/or holes. I'd do all tightning by hand, or with a very low torque setting on your drill/driver.
__________________
Lance & Jan Crowley
1993 WB #104663 (SOLD)
Boulder City, NV
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-03-2012
Mlegue2 Mlegue2 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: West Palm Beach
Posts: 227
Default

None of my bays lock. I thought it might be low 12v power so I tried with the Aux battery on and still no joy. I have tried it with the button next to the passenger seat and with the key pad and nothing nada, not a thing. Is the relay or breaker on the dashboard panel?

Ed
__________________
Ed & Michele Legue
USCG CWO BOSN (ret)
2000 43 LXi Millenium DS
Jupiter Fl
Edlegue@ymail.com
Michelelegue@yahoo.com
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-04-2012
G_man's Avatar
G_man G_man is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Litchfield
Posts: 786
Default

On my '99LXi43 if the pin does not line up exactly, it will not be pushed into the hole in the handle even when good power is applied. There was a small, oddball size, rubber bumper holding the handle at the correct spot. After considerable searching I found them and had to buy a bag of 100+ and still have some somewhere if needed. Just a matter of locating them as I sold that coach.

Try holding the handle in allignment with the lock pin and have someone press the lock.
__________________
Rich D. Former Owner; '90 PT40, '99LXi43 & '06 M450 LXi (CT)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-04-2012
Mallie Lennon's Avatar
Mallie Lennon Mallie Lennon is offline
1995 WB 42’ Series 60
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Eufaula
Posts: 4,951
Default

I would guess you have a fuse blown or a loose wire.
Not sure how yours is set up, but my solenoids for the locks are located in my door bell compartment.
the 1 on the left is the unlock, the 2 on the right is the lock.
I would find the solenoids start here.




Very large detailed pic here
http://mallie.home.cwis.net/a6.jpg
__________________
Mallie & Karen Lennon
Eufaula, Oklahoma
95 42' Wanderlodge
Please use e mail instead of Private Message
Mallie@EuLake.com
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-04-2012
peteaeonix's Avatar
peteaeonix peteaeonix is offline
Former Bird Owner
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ridgefield
Posts: 2,010
Default

See my earlier reply in this thread.

Note that the bay door locks get a lot of exposure to the elements and old lubricant can cause dirt to build up causing stickiness. Thorough cleaning of the locks and lubrication with graphite can go a long way to helping. Liquid lubricants (WD 40, silicone spray) can leave residue that then collects dirt, causing the locks to jam.

If you do not hear a "thump" when you press the lock/unlock buttons, then the solenoids may not be working -- which then suggests an electrical problem. However, the solenoids may simply be jammed due to gunked-up locks.

I'd first try to get one (or a few) of the locks to work with the key -- then the solenoid may also be able to move the lock, if there is not an electrical fault. The jammed locks could have caused a fuse to blow in the solenoid power circuit.
__________________

Pete Masterson
(former) 95 WBDA 42'
(now) 2011 Roadtrek RS-Adventerous
Ridgefield, WA
aeonix1@me.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Compartment ventilation GPSGary General 2 03-06-2009 11:41 PM
Leaking fridge lower vent jcoop0001 General 1 02-24-2009 08:29 PM
Diesel leak in lower compartment mgayle4 General 2 02-08-2009 02:21 AM
Overhead Compartment Latches iamflagman FC Parts List 0 07-16-2008 07:16 PM
84 FC passenger side lower storage cmpt John 'n Deb Vehicle Issues 1 05-11-2008 08:33 AM

Web Search:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.