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Old 08-05-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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steps won't stay out

My kwikee electric steps won't stay in the out position, even when the switch is turned off. My father in law replaced the switch and it still won't work properly. I have to crawl underneath and disconnect the wire to the step motor when I stop for any length of time. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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Some things to check: Is the ignition key in the switch with any position but OFF? The step should close if the the door sensing magnet is working properly. What switch was replaced - the door closed override switch? You may have a defective ignition NOT OFF relay. JM2...
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Mike, no mention of the year of your coach; and if you have the Kwikee owners manual to help with troubleshooting?
As , teddyu, says if the Kwikee control module thinks the ignition is on it will close the door.
Have you cleaned the ground wires ?
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The steps retract everytime the door closes, even without the key in the ignition.

trying for a quick fix, is there something I can block the magnet with?

Should I disconnect anything while working on these wires?
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I had the same problem, found it was the ground going to the switch.
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You say they close " even with the switch off ". So do mine. They stay extended when the switch is on. Does this happen when the switch is on ?
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You say they close " even with the switch off ". So do mine. They stay extended when the switch is on. Does this happen when the switch is on ?
No, they retract whether the switch is on or off. They stay out when the door is open, however.
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I had the same problem, found it was the ground going to the switch.
What did you do to fix it?
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What did you do to fix it?
I had to find a spot where I could run a new ground, not as easy as it sounds.
You can test it first by running a test ground lead to the switch - if the step stays out then you know what you need to do.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:37 PM   #10
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I found a quick fix. Just remove the contact from the door and put it in a safe place. The steps stay out.
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