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Old 06-07-2023, 10:47 AM   #1
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Steps retract with key out

Just finished 1st leg of trip and the steps started retracting when door closed and with key out. For my coach any ideas what may be causing this? Never has happened in 4 years owning coach.
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Old 06-07-2023, 10:58 AM   #2
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Just finished 1st leg of trip and the steps started retracting when door closed and with key out. For my coach any ideas what may be causing this? Never has happened in 4 years owning coach.
This would seem to be normal as when you exit the coach upon parking (you remove key and exit, closing door, so steps should retract) assuming you've left the steps on...
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You should have a switch that, when parked, makes the steps retract when the door is closed. If switched the other way, the steps will stay out when the door is closed, but retract when the engine is started. It's probably near the porch light switch.
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Look for a switch labeled "Ext step"
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Opening and closing erratically can also be caused by a bad magnet device in the door jamb.
Mine was opening and closing when it wasnít supposed to, but replacing this fixed the issue.

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You should have a switch that, when parked, makes the steps retract when the door is closed. If switched the other way, the steps will stay out when the door is closed, but retract when the engine is started. It's probably near the porch light switch.


Either the switch has inadvertently been moved or developed an internal issue and needs to be replaced.

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Thanks all!!!

Just put key back in and out again. Now steps do not retract when key is out. Guess there must have been a bad connection with either switch or door jamb sensor.
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