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06 Malibu vlx power wedge won’t move.


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Bought a 06 Malibu vlx and the wedge won’t move. Is there a fuse I’m missing? Tried on the water in gear nothing. 

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I found the wires from the toggle switch to the box no fuse. Is there one from the box to the back of the boat? 

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The fuse is not between the switch and the lenco box, but is between the under dash power feed to the lenco box.  It is usually a red or black rubber ATC fuse holder with a 20 amp fuse.

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Okay found the fuse it’s still good. I just noticed this boat has only on  actuator. How do I tell if the actuator is bad? 
 

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I'm pretty sure the 2006 power wedge should have 2 lenco actuators, but even if one goes bad they are normally replaced in pairs.

They can be removed from the wedge bracket, disconnected from the harness, and tested individually using a fused jumper wire to power and a ground wire at the actuator connector.  

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On 6/20/2021 at 2:00 PM, csleaver said:

I'm pretty sure the 2006 power wedge should have 2 lenco actuators, but even if one goes bad they are normally replaced in pairs.

They can be removed from the wedge bracket, disconnected from the harness, and tested individually using a fused jumper wire to power and a ground wire at the actuator connector.  

Your 2006 power wedge should have two actuators unless someone replaced it with a power wedge 2 or 3 which use 1 actuator. Can you post some photos? 

There is a 30A fuse in the wiring harness leading to the box labeled "lenco" under the dash. It's got a black cover on it and it's hard to find without a flash light and digging in the wire harness. 

Troubleshooting

If the fuse is popped: replace the fuse and try to cycle the system. If the fuse pops over and over then the actuators are likely dead. You can buy new ones for about $450

https://www.bakesonline.com/power-wedge-actuator-5-lobe-malibu-boats-2006-2014.html

If you only have 1 actuator the system will bind and pop the fuse. You should replace both so they are of the same age/style/speed. 

 

If you replace the actuators and the system still doesn't work then the control box is dead. 

 

You either need a new control box https://www.malibuparts.com/products/power-wedge-control-box-5-pole-non-mux

 

Or if you check my post history I just finished making the first few of an aftermarket alternative wedge control box. 

I've become very familiar with the power wedge 1 system and the wiring so if you have questions reply or DM me. 

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