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Randall, RVIA Certification
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Experience:  RVDA/RVIA Master Certified Technician with many years experience.
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Slide came out 6" and will not retract or extend. hear

Customer Question

slide came out 6" and will not retract or extend. hear clicking when activating switch. ***** *****ght comes on but noting but clicks when you push buttons.
JA: How old is your battery? Have you checked the bulbs?
Customer: batteries 1 year old. What bulbs?
JA: What is the model/year of your RV?
Customer: 2000 coachman santara diesel with single slide
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, checked fuses called coachman and can not find busbar mini breakes
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: horn stopped working too.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  Randall replied 3 months ago.

This pretty much points to some battery issues. Dirty cables or batteries that are failing will cause a host of symptoms such as you describe. I would start by having them load tested and checked for shorted cells and clean all cables including the ground lead to the chassis. Be sure you take photos of the cables and hookups so you get them back the same way again. Easy to get this wrong if you don't Most places that sell batteries can load test them for you. Over 3 years old and they may be toast. Let me know how that goes and once we rule that out we can dig deeper if needed. All follow ups are included in our fee.