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Old 09-03-2015, 10:50 PM   #1
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My Step Lights Mod

You Berkshire guys know a few of us were discussing how to keep the Step Lights on when the step switch was turned off.
Hank has already shown his solution by connecting the light to both the Isle and Porch light switch.

I was determined to have the lights come on and go off as the door was opened and closed. As it turns out, it was very easy wiring. Only had to splice 2 wires both located down under the steps.

I did use a strip of LEDs that I had left over from another project and left the stock original light as it was.

Here are a couple pictures and maybe a video:



LED STRIPS STUCK TO FIBERGLASS JUST ABOVE STEPS




FROM OUTSIDE




FROM INSIDE




WITH STEP SWITCH ON - STOCK LIGHT COMES ON ALSO AS STEPS COME OUT



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https://youtu.be/N7w3eoySi4o
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:01 PM   #2
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Looking Great Dan!! Say HI to Nickie for me.
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Looking Great Dan!! Say HI to Nickie for me.
Thanks, & I certainly will tell Nickie you said hi.
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which two wires did you connect to?
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which two wires did you connect to?
From the LED strip, + to the Red, - to the Brown.
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Old 09-04-2015, 06:16 AM   #6
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Looks good.
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Great job, Dan. Was the red and brown wires in the cable bundle going between the controller and cabin? - Hank
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From the LED strip, + to the Red, - to the Brown.
Your steps must be Lippert (red=step power/brown=door switch). Door switch ground with door open. Will of course not work if one has Kwikee steps (door switch open with door open).
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Great job, Dan. Was the red and brown wires in the cable bundle going between the controller and cabin? - Hank
Right. there is Red, Brown, White and Yellow in the bundle.

You probably looked at them enough to know that Red is 12v and Brown is the magnetic door switch to ground.
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Thanks' Dan; I must say that you are like a dog on a bone - you eventually get the job done - LOL.

I'm attaching the Coach Step wiring for others that may be interested:

https://www.strombergcarlson.com/sto...%20Lippert.pdf

As noted earlier, if you have Kwikee Step, the door magnet circuit is different. - Hank
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