Originally Posted by grits
Powerboatr, thanks for the reply. Before Wichita I lived in Dallas and was on Lake Fork about every week. Miss it. Any chance of more detailed instructions to wire in the switch? Where did you mount it? I think this is going to be the answer to my problem.
i installed my switch just inside the coach near the lower door jamb on the hinge side, so it wouldn't get kicked or stepped on.
then outside under the coach i followed the wires from the stationary magnetic switch that is on the hinge side of the door opening
one end of the wire goes to the control box under the step outside and the other goes to ground.
if you put a switch into either wire that would be normally closed ( allow flow of electrons) so the door would operate normally, then open the switch to stop flow to ground then the brain box will sense this and retract the steps.
my factory magnetic switch is a normally (open) so the if you open the door it grounds the system and the steps come out. your just adding a manual switch into the mix in series so you can control the ground flow
your magnetic switch should have a label either NC or NO for normally closed or normally open
the switch i used is just a standard 12v booted low profile round switch.
i would snap a picture but all my wires under the rig are in black tubing and tied up in a bundle,