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Old 01-31-2012, 05:16 PM   #1
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Kwikee Step Problem

Hi Everyone, I need some info about bypassing the sensor unit. I have beens reading the posts with that subject, but my question is a little different.

Today a friend who is pretty handy electrically came over to work on my steps.

What I wanted was a simple on/off switch in the power line (my steps open when the door opens and close when the door closes. I've put up with that for three years and finally got tired of it. Someone had already done some wiring "down there" so I don't know what the original problem might have been). Doug is a stickler for doing everything "by the book" and thought he'd figure a "better way" than what I envisioned. After his better way didn't work, he decided he'd do it my way, after all it was my nickle.

Everything was working as it always had, so he put an on/off switch in the main power wire coming in. Now the steps are out and will not come back in. The controller doesn't even make a noise.

He thinks that maybe ONE of the wires "down there" isn't hot and should be.

That's as far as we can take it. He thinks maybe he blew a fuse, but we cannot determine that for sure, not knowing which fuses should should control it. I think the manual lists three different ones....but WHERE??

Or could he have blown the unit? We don't know and have given up on it until tomorrow.

Anything, anything at all, that you could suggest would be really appreciated because we're dead in the water.

Many thanks,

'99 National Tradewinds, Kwikee Steps #874.

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Old 01-31-2012, 07:48 PM   #2
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The wiring in this file should be the same as yours.
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The wiring in this file should be the same as yours.
Thanks. I have given this to my friend to study tonight <smile>.


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