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Old 04-03-2016, 09:12 PM   #1
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Electric Step Switch

My electric steps have become intermittent. I found the steps extended today with the door closed and the engine running. Step switch itself was not on. Under this circumstance the steps should have retracted.

I am suspecting that the sensor switch between the coach body and the door might be intermittent. The gap between the two is about 1/4 inch. They will not adjust to be closer to each other. I have been considering taking a small magnet and adding it to the side of the sensor with the magnet in it to "extend" the sensor.

Am I nuts or might it work?
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:17 PM   #2
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More likely it's a broken wire making intermittent contact in the switch.

Just replaced the switch, after watching our step going up and down while driving 70 MPH on the interstate.

$15 for a new switch.
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My electric steps have become intermittent. I found the steps extended today with the door closed and the engine running. Step switch itself was not on. Under this circumstance the steps should have retracted.

I am suspecting that the sensor switch between the coach body and the door might be intermittent. The gap between the two is about 1/4 inch. They will not adjust to be closer to each other. I have been considering taking a small magnet and adding it to the side of the sensor with the magnet in it to "extend" the sensor.

Am I nuts or might it work?
KMX888,

I just had this happen to me. I wish I new how to post pictures but I have tried and it simple doesn't work for me.

Anyway, on my frame there are 2 screws which hold 4 push in metal sensors (for lack of a better term). Those 4 sensors must match up with the 4 that are in the door.

I removed the 2 screws to expose the housing unit and carefully pulled it out; (be careful not to pull to hard and dislodge the wires which are attached to the back).

Once removed there is a set nut that you can unscrew to expose the metal sensor. I did that to all for on the frame and again on the door.

The steps work perfectly and without hesitation now.

About 10 minutes is all it took once I located the problem. Winnebago thought it might be the switch or the motor. Trouble shooting is what takes the longest.
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I doubt it's a wire issue as you stated it works intermittently.

Good luck
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