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Old 05-17-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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Anyone ever had issues with steps going up and down while driving?

Our steps were moving up and down on our way home last weekend, never happened before. Any ideas? Fixes?

Wondering if anyone has had same experiences
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:45 PM   #2
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Kwikee steps ?
With the wiring on Kwikee steps , taking a feed from the ignition and door , a poor conection to the door switch , magnetic sensor out of adjustment could cause this . Find out if you do have Kwikee , visit their web site and download an owners manual it has a trouble shooting guide.
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:43 PM   #3
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The wiring to the door switch or the switch itself. This is the only signal the steps get to operate. If the switch is not close enough to the magnet this will happen when you hit a bump and the screen door moves slightly.
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ON any Kwikee made in the last dozen or so years, there is an override feed from the ignition key that closes the step when the key is on, regardless of any other switch position. If that connection is intermittent, the step will alternate between being forced in by the override and returning to whatever default position existed before the key was turned on.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:30 PM   #5
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ON any Kwikee made in the last dozen or so years, there is an override feed from the ignition key that closes the step when the key is on, regardless of any other switch position. If that connection is intermittent, the step will alternate between being forced in by the override and returning to whatever default position existed before the key was turned on.
True, except that the door switch will cause the step to deploy even if the ignition switch is active. i.e. the step will NOT retract, if the engine is started, while the door is open.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:49 PM   #6
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Had the same problem on my 10 Tour. Cleaning the ground wires solved the problem.
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Excellent conversation...I am having similar issue. Heading home tonight to clean ground connections below... I know they are poor looking from my inspection this past weekend.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:02 PM   #8
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True, except that the door switch will cause the step to deploy even if the ignition switch is active. i.e. the step will NOT retract, if the engine is started, while the door is open.
Right you are - I had forgotten that the door open condition trumps even the ignition on state.
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I've had this problem before, the hinge on the door got bent back a bit when a gust of wind caught the door. This caused a bit of a misalignment with the door and the sensor - if you hit a bit enough bump at the right angle, he door would move enough that the sensor would be too far (making it think the door was open) and the entry steps would go down ...
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Excellent info... I discovered a bent door frame on my rig... looking and deciding my approach to this adventure. Do I swap a door from my parts rig (it has a nicer door but is not color matching) or do I apply grunt and retorque door until I am satisfied it keeps sensor closed.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:45 AM   #11
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Same problem here, the steps would not go in while traveling. Alignment was the answer. Two minute job!
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