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Old 09-25-2021, 05:21 PM   #1
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Kwikee Step Issue

Iíve searched for 30 - 45 mins and canít find the answer to my issue so decided to post.

My Kwikee 3-steps have never given me any problems until today. Had the steps in overnight and when the DW went to go outside this morning, the steps didnít go out when the door opened. After some experimenting, it appears that the steps work perfectly with the step switch in the ON position. They work perfectly with the STEP switch in the OFF position when the key is in the ignition and in the ON position.

The steps wonít go out in this scenario:

1) ignition key out
2) step switch ON
3) close door which brings steps in
4) turn step switch OFF
5) open door and steps DONíT go out

I removed, cleaned, and reattached the ground wires that go to the frame. Only thing that I know off that is different is that we drove in some light rain yesterday for about 50 miles. Also, if I remember correctly, the steps would always retract/extend when you close/open the door with the key in the ignition, but NOT in the ON position. If this is correct, they no longer work in this scenario with the step switch in the OFF position.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 09-25-2021, 05:46 PM   #2
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Ok , three fuses in the Kwikee step wiring , that have to be located and checked .

Some pdfs on the steps .
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:19 PM   #3
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The step switch should only keep the steps out, never in. If you have cleaned the connecter underneath, and the ground, I'd suggest going thru the Kwikee step troubleshooting procedure. https://lci-support-doc.s3.amazonaws...cd_0001636.pdf

You don't necessarily need the pigtail, if you have wires with insulated alligator clips.
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Old 09-25-2021, 07:49 PM   #4
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Clean the connections in the magnetic switch on the door jamb. Mine would not extend after sitting for 4 months, I used a strong magnet to trigger the switch, which took 6-8 tries.
When it finally triggered the steps to extend, I removed the switch and cleaned the connections. Now it works as designed again.
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Thanks for the responses. I will be stationary for a few days starting tomorrow afternoon and will start troubleshooting. Think I will dig into the magnetic switch on the door jamb first. If no luck there, guess I will use the troubleshooting guide.
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