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Old 11-12-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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step stopped working

step is out will not return on a 1999 center door is there a fuse and were is it ? I checked the forum and all fix's for them was for newer coach's . tanks for any help .
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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What model of step is it ? Should be on the bottom of the last step.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:32 PM   #3
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When mine did that it was the door switch. Age/wear got it to the point where closing the door didn't close/open the switch telling the steps the door was closed.. I now have a quarter taped to the door to provide enough action to get the switch to work. If you haven't already try manually pushing the switch to see if the steps come in.

If that doesn't work there are 2 fuse panels behind the passenger's side kick panel up front.
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Check page 6 of this file from the ACA Tech. Docs website. http://www.alpinecoachassociation.co...hematics-2.pdf
The 25amp thermal fuse is usually located in the battery compartment.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:28 PM   #5
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When mine did that it was the door switch. Age/wear got it to the point where closing the door didn't close/open the switch telling the steps the door was closed.. I now have a quarter taped to the door to provide enough action to get the switch to work. If you haven't already try manually pushing the switch to see if the steps come in.

If that doesn't work there are 2 fuse panels behind the passenger's side kick panel up front.
Same situation I had with my door.Just a little extra shim needed.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:16 PM   #6
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My step is Kwikee and when mine did this it has been dirt on the magnetic door switch and most recently when it happened, I took the 2 wire connector apart at the motor (unplugged spades) and tested motor by applying 12v. The motor rotated both CW and CCW when +12V and -12V was applied. I put it back together, put some synthetic grease on the connection and it is working again.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:41 PM   #7
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In addition to the fuse at the front firewall, mine also had an inline fuse buried in the wiring bundle on the backside of the steps. Yes, I needed to crawl under there, strip out 10 miles of electrical tape, find the fuse and replace it. Then more tape back. About half a roll ought to suffice.....
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My steps started malfunctioning this year, wouldn't come in with ignition on. Shims worked for a while then didn't. The switch on my '01 is mechanical, plunger on the hinge side of the frame. Couldn't find a replacement easily, so I disassembled the switch and cleaned the contacts (emery cloth). Now it works without shims.

I think a doorbell button would have worked but Loew's wanted $12 for something that I'd have had to adapt anyway.
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Replacement switches are available. See the product catalog on Kwikee Steps - Power Gear
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step is out will not return on a 1999 center door is there a fuse and were is it ? I checked the forum and all fix's for them was for newer coach's . tanks for any help .
Hi, after reading all the replies, it seems you have got good information. My 99 had acted up also

Should your problems be worse than a switch & wd40 will cure, I have the replacement electrical parts, new still in the box. If you need please advise, Old trucker
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Here's some reference information ...

I recently had a problem with my step going in and out "on its own" with the door closed. Thanks to this thread, I checked the door button switch and discovered that it was getting weak. I added some sticky pads to shim the door at the "push point" temporarily and started investigating switch replacement.

The door switch in question is a Cole Hersee 9002 Momentary Door Switch normally electrically open until pushed. I ordered the switch via Amazon for about $8 + shipping (about $4). You can use the Cole Hersee web site to find a distributor near your location. They might have it but will probably have to order it. I found the cost was lower to order it through Amazon with the shipping. There's also another source at "www.elecDirect.com" and probably more. Just syin' ...
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All - Kwikee recommends step maintenance twice a year. Just put a little 3in1 oil on each of the joints of the mechanism, and wipe off the excess. I would blow HP air on the joint prior to doing the new oil. Don't know where a new door switch can be had from, have not looked it up, must be available from someplace. Mine was not wired correctly when we purchased it, dealer had to fix it. NOTE: Step has lots of pinch points, you can lose a finger, or hand if you put them inside the thing and it's activated, so oil it, and wipe off the excess THEN engage the switch to move it a few times to work that in.
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If all the comments for your step do not work, I have a new one still in the box. I sold my 99 center door Old trucker, Don Robinson 812 346 4396
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