A couple of weeks ago while we were sleeping a deluge came and my awning arm broke. I have a new arm but not sure how to get into the walls to reconnect the wiring. I was going to look behind the exterior light before I cut a hole in the interior wall. If I do need to cut a hole I was looking for the best way to reapir it. I was going to get an access panel to cover the hole and give me access if I ever had to get to the wiring again.
Zac, every electric awning I've seen had a mplug on the camper and you just plugged the awning motor into it. That is the way mine is set up even though I ordered the manual awnings on my new camper so I could tie them down and leave the awning up in bad weather. But if yours is not that way I would add the plug once I found the wires.
I found where the awning wired into the trailer. It was behind the key holder.
The key holder.
The wiring behind the key holder.
It wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. The new arm used the exisiting holes and hardware with the exception of the top hole. The lag screw was pulled out so I drilled a new hole an inch above the other hole and installed it there. Then it was a matter of sticking the wires into the hole and pulling them inside. A couple of wire nuts and a quick test to make sure the wires weren't crossed and the job was done.
FYI the idler,or non-drive, arm is the same as the drive arm and cheaper. You just need to remove one screw to remove the idler head and replace it with the drive head. Luckily the arm was the only thing damaged and not the drive.