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Old 04-18-2012, 04:40 PM   #1
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Steps do not retract automatically

On our 2005 Diplomat...the steps stopped retracting automatically when the ignition switch is turned on and engine is started. The steps work with the door opening and closing and we can still retract them with the switch by the door, but have to remember to do so. Anyone know a fix??

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:31 PM   #2
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Find out who the manufacturer is and then go to their web site to find troubleshooting guide. Do not do what I just did and spend a confusing day and half trying to figure out which model of Kwikee steps I had and which controller would work with what, only to finally notice a barely readable label that said Coach Step Inc. Things become a lot clearer when you have the right manufacturer.

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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If yours is like my 2008 Camelot, this should help. See attached PDF file.

WARNING: Steps are a PINCH POINT. Be VERY careful of your fingers when working on them. They have the power to sever a finger if not careful.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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power steps

Our steps seem to have a mind of its own,I'm pretty sure it was a problem with the step controller.So instead of spending a few hundred bucks for a controller just so the steps would open and close with with the door,I bought a $6.00 double pole double throw switch and by-passed the controller and wired it directly to the motor,so now i don't have to worry or wonder if the steps are in or out or if they will work properly.
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