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Old 05-31-2018, 12:51 PM   #1
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Step out light warning

I cannot figure out how to adjust the sensor to signify that the step has retracted. I had the problem last year and removed the flexible item from the step rail and reaffixed it and it work for awhile. Now it's giving me the warning again and numerous attempts at repositioning, etc does not work. What else is there?
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For what its worth...according to my owner's manual, it says to clean the step thoroughly with a bristle brush and soap, then apply a "dry" lubricant like graphite. My step recently refused to close so I followed the manual's directions and it works fine now. The prior owner likely used a 'wet' lubricant that attracted dirt, making open and closing more difficult.
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I cannot figure out how to adjust the sensor to signify that the step has retracted. I had the problem last year and removed the flexible item from the step rail and reaffixed it and it work for awhile. Now it's giving me the warning again and numerous attempts at repositioning, etc does not work. What else is there?
The 2 sensors have to be really close together. Like almost touching.
If the gears are worn on the step motor. The step is probably not retracting entirely. Leaving a gap.
I fought this for a whole before I realized, in my case, that I needed a new motor.
That tightened it up and now the sensor works.
Bad part it, when the coach was in for service last year, somebody stepped on it while it was moving.....I need another motor again. :(
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The 2 sensors have to be really close together. Like almost touching.
If the gears are worn on the step motor. The step is probably not retracting entirely. Leaving a gap.
I fought this for a whole before I realized, in my case, that I needed a new motor.
That tightened it up and now the sensor works.
Bad part it, when the coach was in for service last year, somebody stepped on it while it was moving.....I need another motor again. :(


Did you replace the motor as DIY? If so, where did you buy the motor and is it a difficult replace? My motor seems strong but your thots of not retracting completely carries merit. From the outside; the retracted step is completely flush with the coach.
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Did you replace the motor as DIY? If so, where did you buy the motor and is it a difficult replace? My motor seems strong but your thots of not retracting completely carries merit. From the outside; the retracted step is completely flush with the coach.
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If you can grab the step and move it in and out a little, the gears may be worn. If it is tight, look at moving the sensors closer (inspect the sensor location either way)
Yes DIY. The motor factory motor is spendy. But one for a rear window on a mid 80's Fourd Taurus fits right in there for about $30-40.
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If you can grab the step and move it in and out a little, the gears may be worn. If it is tight, look at moving the sensors closer (inspect the sensor location either way)
Yes DIY. The motor factory motor is spendy. But one for a rear window on a mid 80's Fourd Taurus fits right in there for about $30-40.
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Don't step on the step while it is in motion!


Is it possible for the sensor to go BAD? Do you know where one would buy the sensor(without the wire) that is mounted to the step rail? My sensor looks a little "weathered".
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They are magnetic. I would try putting a magnet next to it. Move it around and see if it goes out.
They make a normally open and a normally closed switch... I think this was normally closed, and is opened when the mate it placed next to it.
I bought one at a better rv repair shop.
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