Braun 34443 User Manual

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2008 & Up Chrysler

Foldout Entervan®

34443

Congratulations

We at The Braun Corporation wish to express our fullest appreciation on your new purchase. With you in mind, our skilled craftsmen have designed and assembled the finest lowered floor vehicle available.

This manual includes safety precautions, operating instructions, manual operating instructions, and instructions for maintenance and lubrication procedures.

Your Entervan® is built for dependability, and will bring you years of pleasure and independence, as long as the maintenance is performed regularly and the Entervan® is operated by an instructed person.

Sincerely,

THE BRAUN CORPORATION

Ralph W. Braun

Chief Executive Officer

WARNING

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Read manual

before operating.

Failure to do

so may result in

serious bodily

injury and/or

property damage.

Keep manual in

Rampvan.

CONTENTS

Warranty and Registration

 

Instructions ................................................................

2

Introduction ................................................................

3

Entervan Operation Quick

 

Reference Guide ....................................................

4, 5

Features .................................................................

6, 7

Safety Precautions ....................................................

8

Operation

 

Terminology ..........................................................

9

One-TouchControl System ...................................

9

Control Switches ............................................

10-14

Ramp Access Sliding Door ...........................

14, 15

Kneel System ................................................

16, 17

Power Ramp Operation ......................................

18

Power Ramp Safety ...........................................

19

Power Ramp Manual Operation .........................

20

Ramp Electrical Override ....................................

21

Ramp Safety ..................................................

22-24

Wheelchair and Occupant Restraint ................

25-33

Seat Removal and Installation

 

Front Seats (General Information) ................

34, 35

Seat Base Rear Covers ......................................

35

Seat Electrical Harnesses .............................

37-39

Front Seat Removal ......................................

40, 41

Front Seat Installation ...................................

42, 43

Third Row Seats ...........................................

44, 45

Warranty ..............................................................

46-49

Return Authorization Procedure ............................

49

Preventive Maintenance ...................................

50, 51

Auxiliary Power Supply / Below

 

Floor Obstructions .............................................

52-55

Jacking and Tire Changing ....................................

56

Reporting Safety Defects .......................................

57

Towing ......................................................................

58

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WARRANTY AND REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Examine your Entervan® for any damage. Should any damage have occurred during delivery, notify the carrier at once with any claims.

The warranty/registration card shown here is supplied with each Entervan. Review the delivery checklist and fill out the warranty/registration information with your sales representative and mail it to The Braun Corporation®.

A detailed Warranty section is provided within this manual. The warranty card must be processed to activate the warranty.

Vehicle

Delivery

Checklist

 

Registration

&Warranty

 

 

 

 

 

34550 • 2/08

Record the last eight digits of the vehicle identification number (VIN) in the space provided for future reference. This information must be provided when filing a warranty claim or ordering parts.

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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

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The Braun Entervan® lowered floor conversion is designed to provide years of pleasure and mobility independence. Familiarity with proper operation and maintenance procedures will help ensure safe, trouble free operation.

The Braun Corporation encourages wheelchair passengers and their attendant(s) to review the material contained in this manual with your Entervan sales representative, before attempting operation. Any questions or concerns can be answered by your sales representative at that time.

This manual addresses Entervan standard features as well as options. Refer to the instructions applicable for your package, and disregard the information that does not apply. Contact The

Braun Corporation at 1-800-THELIFT® if any of this information is not understood.

The Entervan® Operation Quick Reference Guide hanging on the mirror provides a condensed

explanation of Entervan operation (shown at right). Read the guide and then insert it in this manual for future reference. Note: An Operation Quick Reference Guide (overview) section is provided on pages 4 and 5 of this manual also.

Store this manual in the vehicle along with your Chrysler owner’s manual.

If you experience an operation problem or there is any sign of wear, damage, or other abnormal condition, contact your sales representative or call The Braun Cor-

INTRODUCTION

poration at 1-800-THELIFT®. One of our national Product Support representatives will direct you to a Braun authorized service center.

Operation Quick Reference Guide

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OEM Remote
Keyless Entry
Transmitter
Press and release this switch two times (x2)

ENTERVAN OPERATION QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

Entervan Operation Overview

This overview provides a simplified explanation of Entervan operation. Read the entire owner’s (operator’s) manual for complete details. Contact The Braun Corporation at 1-800-THELIFT® if any of this information is not understood.

Power Operation

Entervan power functions are managed by the electronic control system. The control system can be activated

using the OEM remote keyless entry transmitter or one of the

interior control switches detailed on pages 10-13.

Interior mounted control switches

or

display one of these graphics.

 

One-TouchControl Activation

Entervan power door, kneel and ramp functions are activated by pressing and releasing a control switch (press and release remote entry transmitter button twice).

Open Functions: When activating the Open functions, the power door opens, the kneel system lowers the rear of the vehicle and the ramp deploys.

Close Functions: When activating the Close functions, the ramp stows, the kneel system raises the rear of the vehicle and the power door closes.

Manual Operation

The passenger side power sliding door and power ramp can be manually operated. Read this manual for further details.

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ENTERVAN OPERATION QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE

Operating Your New

Entervan Couldn’t

Be Simpler . . .

2 And the sliding door opens

3 The rear suspension lowers

4 The ramp deploys

 

 

Just press any one

 

1

 

of the buttons like

 

 

the one pictured above or those shown on page 4 (press twice on the key transmitter). . .

A

Allowing easy entrance!

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FEATURES

One-TouchElectronic Control System:The electronic control system provides simple one-touch activation of Entervan power functions. For your convenience, the power features can be activated using the OEM remote keyless entry transmitter or one of the interior switches detailed on pages 10-13.

Passenger Side Power Slide Door: The electronic control system activates the passenger side power slide door for ramp access. The slide door and lowered floor configuration provides 52-1/2" clear vertical passageway. Note:The driverside sliding door is lowered to provide clear passage also.

Ramp: The fully automatic

power ramp provides 29-1/4"usable width. The power ramp can be manually operated.

Electromechanical Power Kneeling Rear Suspension:

“Kneeling” is the lowering motion of the electromechanical rear suspension. The kneel feature reduces the slope of the ramp when deployed.

Lowered Floor from Rear Axle to Firewall: This feature provides additional headroom (57-1/4" floor-to-ceiling at center of van), and further reduces

the slope of the ramp when deployed. Note: The floor-to-ceilingheight is reduced by2-1/2"with OEM interior DVD/ rail system installed.Ground Clearance: The lowered floor

results in reduced ground clearance. Be aware of limited ground clearance.

Ground Effects: Exterior colormatched ground effect panels conceal the lowered floor and lowered sliding doors.

Floor Track for Wheelchair and Occupant Securement in Midpoint Lowered Floor Area:

Floor track provided in the midpoint lowered floor area (Position C) can be utilized for restraint of wheelchair passenger(s). Wheelchair capacity at midpoint may have limitations based on the dimensions of specific wheelchairs.

Forward-FacingWheelchair

and Occupant Belt/Track

System: OneForward-Facing

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Wheelchair and Occupant Belt Kit is supplied for the restraint of one wheelchair and occupant. The belt kit is used in conjunction with the floor track. Note: Additional belt kits can be purchased (option).

Quick-ReleaseFront Passenger Seat with Floor Track for Wheelchair and Occupant Securement:The passenger seat (Position B) is equipped with “step & roll” quick-release seat base attachments (making seat removal and installation procedures simple). The seat can be removed and the seat location can be utilized by a wheelchair occupant (floor track provided).

Driver Seat: For the wheelchair occupant who chooses to drive,

this seat (Position A) can be removed and adaptive driving systems custom tailored for the individual can be purchased from and installed by your local mobility dealer. The driver’s seat is equipped with “step & roll”quick-releaseseat base attachments.56-1/4"floor-to-ceiling headroom is provided at both front seating positions.

Auxiliary Power Supply for Dealer-InstalledPower Seat or ElectricTie-Downs:This power source is available to accommodate adaptive driving systems custom tailored for the individual (purchased from and installed by your local mobility sales representative). See pages 52-55.

FEATURES

Front Seat

“L” Track

Midpoint

 

 

B

“L”

A

 

Track

 

 

Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seat

 

 

 

“L”

 

 

C

Track

 

 

 

Midpoint

“L” Track

Available Wheelchair Positions

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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Safety Symbols

SAFETY FIRST! Know That....

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All information contained

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARNING

 

in this manual and

 

 

 

supplements (if included), is pro-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This symbol indicates

 

vided for your safety. Familiarity

 

 

 

 

with proper operation instructions

 

 

 

important safety in-

 

as well as proper maintenance

 

 

 

formation regarding a

 

procedures are necessary to en-

 

 

 

potentially hazardous

 

sure safe, trouble free operation.

 

 

 

situation that could

 

Safety precautions are provided

 

 

 

result in serious

 

to identify potentially hazardous

 

 

 

bodily injury and/or

 

situations and provide instruction

 

 

 

property damage.

 

on how to avoid them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C CAUTION

This symbol indicates important information regarding how to avoid a hazard-

ous situation that could result in minor personal injury or property damage.

D Note: Additional information provided to help clarify or detail a specific subject.

These symbols will appear throughout this manual and may appear on labels posted on your Entervan.

Recognize the seriousness of this information.

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