Bailey Approach accommodation door inner trim removal

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by Cyrilcrow, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Cyrilcrow

    Cyrilcrow Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2016
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wisbech
    My motorhome is 3 years old and recently the central electric locking for the above door has stopped working although the front cab doors still lock. Does anyone know how to remove the internal door trim?
     
  2. Ingwe

    Ingwe Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2016
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    York
    I realise this post is, like me, getting on. But I have the same problem so has anyone have an "easy" explanation that a non-techie like me could follow, please?
     
  3. treetops1

    treetops1 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,144
    Likes Received:
    1,267
    Location:
    yorkshire
    First of all it will break if not very very careful .Befor doing any of that at the bottom of your door there is usually a flexi rubber tube on the hinge side taking the wires to the door .Chances are one of these wires have broken with opening and shutting door .Pull the flexi back as far as you can to expose wires and check each one .Chances are the outer will be intact with wire inside broken .If it stretches it's just a reconnect situation.On my Rapid I found the wire quite stiff and after the second time I cut it back and joined a more flexible wire the Length of the flexi rubber cover . Enjoy lol
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  4. Ingwe

    Ingwe Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2016
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    York
    @treetops1- thank you for this. Just so I know, if the wires, when exposed, don't appear to be broken, how do I know whether a wire is broken, inside the cable, so to speak?
    When I look at my door, there is a bundle of wires passing between the van and the door, that has been taped. The tape is coming off but the wires seem intact. I understand it is the white and the green cable that concern the locking solenoid. Is this correct?
    Thank you so much for taking the trouble to post.
     
  5. treetops1

    treetops1 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,144
    Likes Received:
    1,267
    Location:
    yorkshire
    Not sure about the colours but if you take an inch at a time and stretch the wire if there is a break it will stretch , I may be wrong but I really do think it is your problem The fact the wires have being taped also tells me that probably the problem .If you take a bit at a time and the plastic outer stretches that's were your break is .Ps it is not a problem to post we have all being there and in a few years you will be throwing possible answers out there yourself lol. I would check all the wires .There is other ways try that first .Enjoy lol
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  6. Sheddy

    Sheddy Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,002
    Likes Received:
    5,416
    Location:
    Burry Port South Wales / Benidorm
    On our Hartal door it was the green and white wires that operated the solenoid, if you can expose the individual wires at the base of the door do a continuity test on both wires as far apart as possible, use a couple of pins to pierce the insulation and get to the conductor, if one is open circuit you may be able to repair it in situ if not you may have to run a replacement. Put up a picture of the inside of you door and I may be able to advise how to remove the access panel.
    Cheers
    Ed
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  7. Ingwe

    Ingwe Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2016
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    York
    Using a multimeter for the continuity I presume, but a little unclear what you mean by as far apart as possible.
    Another "daft" question, I presume you don't doe this when on hook up? Or does it not matter so far as the voltage is concerned? Sorry if my questions show my ignorance! This is a learning process for me.
    Many thanks.
     
  8. treetops1

    treetops1 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    1,144
    Likes Received:
    1,267
    Location:
    yorkshire
    Your system to the door runs on 12v .Your hook up charges your leasure batteries and gives you a mains supply to any mains sockets in the van . What sheddy said was my next suggestion.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2017
    • Useful Useful x 1
  9. Sheddy

    Sheddy Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,002
    Likes Received:
    5,416
    Location:
    Burry Port South Wales / Benidorm
    yes use your multimeter, as you are trying to find a break in the solenoid supply wires, the break is likely to be where the wires enter the door panel (as it was on my old Bessacarr) by testing as far apart as possible I meant over the greatest length of wire that you can access without taking the door panel off. No need for hookup as the locking system is 12v.(as mentioned above)
    Cheers
    Ed
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  10. Ingwe

    Ingwe Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2016
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    96
    Location:
    York
    Thank you both for the clear advice. I'm currently in Greece, exploring the Peleponnese. As soon as we get back to France where I left my multimeter and other tools, I'll have a go and report back.
    Thanks again.
     
Loading...

Share This Page