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Old 05-04-2016, 01:39 PM   #1
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Problem with Kwikee step

Hi all, it's Dudley do-right again..... we just got a different coach. Our 36FDDS is gone, and we've got a 40MDTS '06 Apex. Several problems to deal with, but first, after a 3,000 mile trip home the electric step wouldn't deploy. According to an online Kwickiee schematic, the red wire is hot from the battery, and the white wire is switched hot (or not). The red wire is not hot. and I can't figure out where it goes... somewhere to a fuse, I suppose. But where? I'm testing from the four wire plug just upstream from the device. My next problem is that the jacks wont come down, but that's going to be a problem for an HWH tech, I fear.
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Old 05-04-2016, 03:01 PM   #2
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Try resetting the Vansco for the front step it may also help with the HWH. Just a thought.
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Old 05-04-2016, 06:20 PM   #3
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Problem with Kwikee step

Dudley,

For the HWH, there has been an ongoing problem with the wire length in the drawer below the radio. Check that all the wires are good, in some cases the wires were too short and after being flexed by moving the drawer in and out, have been known to break (I know I had it happen to me). Also the connector can come loose, so check that too.

On the Kwikee, first do the Vansco reset as previously suggested by Dave F, then know all the wires in the coach are numbered. Check the number on the wire, you can then trace it on the schematic.
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Dave's right my 07 Apex had the same problem. Everything (or most) runs through the Vansco. I have had to reset the step a couple of times now. Rule 1, when something electrical quits, always reset the vansco first.
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Thanks all for the advice...I had the mindset that resetting the vansco was only needed when everything went out. I had that happen a couple of times; however, now I know that individual things can go from time to time. So now it's burned into my brain.
"IF ANYTHING ELECTRICAL QUITS, FIRST RESET THE VANSCO!"
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Thanks all for the advice...I had the mindset that resetting the vansco was only needed when everything went out. I had that happen a couple of times; however, now I know that individual things can go from time to time. So now it's burned into my brain.
"IF ANYTHING ELECTRICAL QUITS, FIRST RESET THE VANSCO!"
http://www.alpinecoachassociation.co...s%20Manual.pdf
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