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Old 05-13-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Step won't stay open on 2005 Itasca Horizon 40ad

So suddenly my step on my 2005 Itasca Horizon 40ad won't stay open. Whenever the screen door is shut, the step goes up.

My first reaction is that it's likely to be something to do with the step on/off switch, however, I'd be instead in getting other people's thoughts on this.

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There may be another switch on the dash. Check that.
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There may be another switch on the dash. Check that.
I'm not at home, so can't check, but 99% sure that there isn't. I will double check though. Thanks.

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Old 05-13-2012, 11:30 AM   #4
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As a follow up, my system has two switches. The one by the door, when the light is on, will retract and extend whenever the screen door is opened. If the light is Off, it stays in the last position it was in. The dash switch is wired the same way. If it gets bumped or thrown into the opposite position, then my 2nd switch by the door works the opposite way. Or something like that. It's confusing.
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Old 05-13-2012, 11:47 AM   #5
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If the switch is shorted that could do it.
The control board could also cause it. There is an input to the board from the run terminal on the ignition switch that causes the step to retract when the ignition is on and a fault in the board might be the problem.
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If the engine is running or ignition switch is not in OFF, the steps retract when the screen door closes even if the stay open override switch is in override position. Maybe the override switch is bad or something is going on with the ignition switch interlock circuit. This could be a failed relay or blown fuse to the relay. Just my two cents...
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OK,
The key was in the ignition, and that was the problem. I called my wife and had her remove it, and now it seems to be working fine. . . Oops.

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I am inclined to agree with you.. The step on/off switch, provided it is not an on/off switch.

Kwikee has two different controllers, Old and new.. On the old ones it was indeed an on/off switch but a 2005 SHOULD have the new style and on the new one it is called an "override" switch.

In either case.. It has a fuse, just for itself, somewhere.. On my gasser said fuse is in the INtelletec Battery Control Center box. If the fuse is blown, the switch has nothing to swtich.
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