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Old 10-01-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
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Kwikee Step will not stay out

We have a 2006 Meridian with a single Kwikee Step. While parked at a campsite our step will not stay out. Every time that we open the door, the step goes out. Every time that we close the door, the step retracts. Does not matter which position that the override switch is in "on" or "off." Anybody had this problem? Any suggestions?

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Old 10-01-2009, 08:36 PM   #2
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I would check the on/off switch.

This is a link to the service technician training manuals.

They cover all of the models of steps and have good troubleshooting flow charts.
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:11 AM   #3
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Have you tried (with ignition off) opening the door, waiting for the step to extend and turning the step off? That is the way it is to normally work. If the switch is left in that position, the step should automatically retract when the engine is started and extend when the door opens and stay extended.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:16 AM   #4
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Bob and Vicki, this may help.
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:37 AM   #5
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Take a look at your controller (it is under the motor home above the top step when retracted) There are two types.. One is very "Squarish" (retangular) and the other, though it has 4 sides, looks more "Triangular" (Comes to a point at one spot).

I'm guessing you have the latter (Triangular) and if this is the case then the step switch is called an OVERRIDE and it's job is to lock 'em out, provided the ignition is off. (The older it was called POWER and it would lock 'em in or out with the ignition off.. NOTE: Ignition overrides the switch in either case and brings 'em in, or at least it's supposed to.. does not allways.)

Now if that is the case in your Battery Control Center or, in line to the switch, will be a 5 amp fuse.. Check it first.. This is control power for that switch.

Next, With the door open and tied open so it can not close on you (This is important) get under the rig and start seperating and re-connecting connectors.

And last.. Get out the manual and the voltmeter and take readings on the pins... You can download the manual from Kwikee if you need to.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:07 AM   #6
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Kwikee step won't stay out

Solved the problem. It was self-inflicted. I had connected a wire from the ignition switch to the brake wiring harness in an attempt to power my Brake Buddy from the coach. This had the affect of leaving the key turned in the switch. Removed the wire and all is well.
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