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Old 04-15-2018, 02:57 PM
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I got my Tonneau Cover to work without the Computer .

I wired the keyed switch in the console to operate the lift motor clutches , the bed lights , & the cover locks .
Using 2 double pole single throw relays wired to the overhead console switches & the raise - lower motors makes the cover operate like factory .
The only drawback is that all safety features are bypassed , but it is hard to smash your hand if you are sitting in the drivers seat .
 
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Old 04-27-2018, 10:30 PM
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Update on getting the tonneau cover to operate without using the Computer

We are working on Wiring Diagrams for 1 the operation of the Clutch , Locking Mechanism & Bed Lights , & 2 Motors raising & lowering the Cover .
Also , we want to make a Video of the Installation . I see by the number of hits that there is interest in our results .
 
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Old 04-28-2018, 10:16 AM
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What would be neat is if you use an arduino or raspberry pi to control the cover.
 
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Old 04-28-2018, 05:37 PM
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Our Electrical Diagram uses the truck keyed switch & over head console switches , but is fully adaptable to using a Smart Phone to do the control of the Cover .
 
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Old 04-29-2018, 05:03 PM
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Tonneau Cover video demonstration: Update #2

My Grandson came into town and we were able to shoot a video demonstrating the use of relays in lieu of the factory computer, to make the tonneau cover operate in a factory manner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18-E...ature=youtu.be
 
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:09 PM
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Please stop starting new threads. I've asked a moderator to merge the threads again. When you have more to add, it's customary to reply to the existing thread. Thank you!
 
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:36 PM
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Merged - again. As glc said, please just add any new updates to this thread. Don't start new ones.

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Old 05-01-2018, 12:31 PM
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Wiring Diagrams

I have uploaded the modifications to the wiring of the Tonneau Cover to replace the Computer . I bought the relays from Grainger for $12 each . Total cost of this project is less than
$75 . Any questions , please reply .
 
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:33 PM
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Relay model

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Old 05-29-2018, 03:30 PM
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I see that many of the Blackwood owners have looked at the Tonneau Cover wiring diagrams , & I would like to know if anyone has used them .
Any questions ,. ask me.
 
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