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Old 09-26-2022, 10:02 AM   #1
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Steps Wont Retract When I Start Engine

I have a 2000 Winnebago Journey and all of a sudden when I start up my engine to get underway my steps will not retract. Can't move because steps will hit gate. Any ideas?
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:18 AM   #2
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Check to see if the magnet is missing on your screen door. It is generally on the bottom 1/3 of the door. When the door is closed, the magnet closes a reed switch that informs the stair circuit to retract the steps.

Good luck, and maybe I'll see you down the road.
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:48 AM   #3
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Yes, the magnet is good and not the problem. I have already confirmed that the magnet is not the problem.
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Posting info on the step brand would be a big help .

I'll assume Kwikee .

There are three fuse in the system that need to be found and checked .

And you only mentioned the ignition over ride . Do the steps not retract at all ?
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My question as well, Ignition off, door switch on, do the steps move at all?

If not, check for blown fuse or bad/loose wiring. Could be the control board. K5, you said magnet was good,,, was the switching operation verified with an ohm meter?
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Old 09-26-2022, 11:42 AM   #6
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Check the ground connection for the control box.

Also, the connection to the multi pin at the box.
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I too had an issue with my Kwikee steps not retracting and I was freaked out because we were about to take off on a 2 week trip and I needed those steps in before traveling. I keep my MH on the side of the house so working on it was very convenient. I started out making sure the ground was not corroded and secure. That was fine but now scratching my head thinking now what?

I then started from the switch inside the coach by the entrance door that turns the steps on/off and all connections to the switch were intact. I then followed from that switch which ran underneath the coach inside a wire loom and low and behold a butt connector had come apart. I thought in that very moment that an angel had been watching over me. I spliced a new butt connector and used electrical tape and that was the problem. Hope this helps others down the road before purchasing a new step assembly. I thought for sure I would have to do this but thankfully it was a simple butt connector that was my issue. There is no telling how many of these connectors exist on my coach. Hopefully not many.
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Checking out wiring info from Winnebago may provide you with fuse locations.

http://www.winnebago.com/Files/Files...ram/Wiring.htm
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