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Old 12-05-2018, 05:04 AM   #1
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Hi folks,
I’ve been having a problem having the message in the dash say” trans is not in neutral” when the brakes are released and I put it in drive. When this happens I discovered that the steps don’t retract. So I usually shut it off, turn the key on and off and usually the steps retract, and release the brakes, put in drive and trans is ok.
Anyone else have this happen? Is this a solenoid problem or something like that?

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Not clear on the procedure you described or dash message, but the steps should retract as soon as you turn the ignition key and close the door. The engine doesn't even need to be running, just key on which activates the ignition signal to the steps.

Perhaps you have an issue with the solenoid in the electric compartment in front of the left front wheel.
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Not clear on the procedure you described or dash message, but the steps should retract as soon as you turn the ignition key and close the door. The engine doesn't even need to be running, just key on which activates the ignition signal to the steps.

Perhaps you have an issue with the solenoid in the electric compartment in front of the left front wheel.
That is exactly the problem. The silver solenoid for the B+ ignition fuse panel is starting to go intermittent. I am on my third one. You can sometimes give the solenoid a controlled tap to get it working again but it will need replacing with another heavy duty continuous use solenoid.
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Hi folks,
I’ve been having a problem having the message in the dash say” trans is not in neutral” when the brakes are released and I put it in drive. When this happens I discovered that the steps don’t retract. So I usually shut it off, turn the key on and off and usually the steps retract, and release the brakes, put in drive and trans is ok.
Anyone else have this happen? Is this a solenoid problem or something like that?

Thank you

Mike
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Mike,

If it is the same failure of the solenoid that I experienced then the dash message when you put it in drive will be “Park Brake not released” or something similar.
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Would you guys have a link to get the right solenoid?
Thank you for your replies. This has been driving me nuts.
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Would you guys have a link to get the right solenoid?
Thank you for your replies. This has been driving me nuts.
It is a common auto parts solenoid. Just make sure it is 4 pole continuous duty with a high amp rating.
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As Don said, auto part store item. The last one I replaced I took the number off the solenoid and had it replaced at NAPA. Had the new one in hand when I made the change.
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Entrgra puts a 85 amp one in the unit. I was wondering if they would maybe last with a heavier 200 amp or stay stock which is half the price.
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How old are your chassis batteries? If they are bad you will have trouble with the transmission and other functions. Hold down the booster and see if the symptoms go away. If they do you need new chassis batteries.
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How old are your chassis batteries? If they are bad you will have trouble with the transmission and other functions. Hold down the booster and see if the symptoms go away. If they do you need new chassis batteries.
Ron you make an EXCELLENT point of how important having the year of your coach in a signature line. Totally different fix because the age of the batteries. Most would never think of that, only what the weak batteries are trying to operate.
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