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Old 10-12-2014, 02:20 PM
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My lenco trim tabs stopped working. So purchased a new tactile switch kit and installed. Still not working???? No clue where to start. I have power going into the control box but checking the wires that go back to the tabs when operate switch have nothing??? Where do I go next???
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If you have no power coming from the box to the wires going to the actuators when you operate the switch, then the fault is likely in the box. You can test the actuators by putting 12 v positive and negative on the wires leading to each actuator, reversing the polarity changes direction up or down. If they operate, then they are obviously OK.

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Call Lenco -- ask for Christian, she's a *super* nice lady that will be happy to help you. From what you're saying it sounds like the black box to me... but she can help you test the proper leads etc. MAKE SURE that the the "other" hot wire (orange?) is looked up properly!

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Originally Posted by Tabman View Post
If you have no power coming from the box to the wires going to the actuators when you operate the switch, then the fault is likely in the box. You can test the actuators by putting 12 v positive and negative on the wires leading to each actuator, reversing the polarity changes direction up or down. If they operate, then they are obviously OK.

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Tabman is spot on just to eliminate that as an issue. ... Lenco will give you the same advice. Put voltage directly to the actuator. Its an easy test and rules out the actuators.

Its really surprising how many pairs give up the ghost at the same time.
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awesome i'll check that later this week. I did not hook up the orange wire but it seems lenco says 2 different things, the installation instructions says it does not have to be hooked up to work but then if you look on the trouble shooting, step #2 says make sure orange wire is connected so. I was hoping the cheaper option of the control box bad and not the tabs themselves, easy check thanks for the tips
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can manually hook up power to tabs and they work....control unit bad out the box
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Originally Posted by chadritenour View Post
can manually hook up power to tabs and they work....control unit bad out the box
Mine ended up being 12v source was a little weak.....see video:

http://www.thehulltruth.com/marine-e...-resolved.html
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I just did the install, and I belive the auto retract (Orange wire) has to be hooked up to something.
You could clip it to the buss bar, or ignition switch just to check it.
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Originally Posted by Tabman View Post
If you have no power coming from the box to the wires going to the actuators when you operate the switch, then the fault is likely in the box. You can test the actuators by putting 12 v positive and negative on the wires leading to each actuator, reversing the polarity changes direction up or down. If they operate, then they are obviously OK.

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Wow... helping out no matter what. Thanks Tabman!!!
Old 10-18-2014, 07:42 AM
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I hooked up the orange wire just to triple check everything and still didn't work. Lenco sending a new control box so waiting on that. thanks for the help
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Mine had a faulty cable causing one side to only be able to be lowered but not lifted through the button panel. They had it replaced for me and now I'm happy.

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