Ultraflex relay box - 2005 28TE /flush deck

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Mon May 11, 2020 2:03 pm

Hi Guys,
I have an issue where both engine hatch struts start and run for a couple of seconds and then off. I have to toggle the switches until fully opened and then the same to close.
I am thinking there may be a relay box? Has anyone had this issue ?
I appreciate any assitances.
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Dan
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Mon May 11, 2020 2:04 pm

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Sun May 17, 2020 10:04 am

I have found the same issue. When I had a new battery charger installed we found that they work better when charger on on and batteries are topped up and also when engine is running and alternator is charging. I just help it it along . And that’s with new batteries.
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Sun May 17, 2020 9:51 pm

Dan,
Check the switch first. Had a bad one of those too.
I had a bad starboard strut. Check all the connections and pay attention to the connection between the struts. I did not have any type of controller, just the two struts. starboard side wired from the switch and there’s a control wire between the two struts. Can't remember if the port side power came from the switch or from the starboard strut.
I raised and disconnected the hatch from the struts. The hatch should flip forward, it's heavy. With no load on the struts, the starboard strut still stalled. Bought a replacement from the distributor in Florida. Don’t remember the name but may be able to find it. Easy and quick but not cheap 😂
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Mon May 18, 2020 8:31 pm

Hi Bob and John. I had to redo and my connections and noticed a very small wire which broke on both hatches. I used insulated butt connectors and sealed it up with a heat gun and it works as it should. John - I have changed the switches a few times and I have to replace another - glad I bought an extra and installed it.
Bob - I added another battery because I thought the small battery was for the house. This is not the case because when I disconnected that battery everything ran. It looks like I need to change that big battery again - it's a heavy big boy. I thought that battery was solely for the engine.
Does this sound correct ????
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