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Old 12-30-2015, 09:35 PM   #1
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Operation of the step

For some reason, when I came home today, the electric front step has decided to start extending and retracting when I open the door. Normally, when I'm parked and set up, it stays extended.

Any ideas about this?


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Old 12-30-2015, 10:00 PM   #2
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Turn the step switch by the door to off.
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Old 12-30-2015, 10:03 PM   #3
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Haha! I must have but that when I was feeling for a light switch.

Thx a lot!


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Old 12-31-2015, 05:25 AM   #4
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Newbies! Just kidding.

I'm glad my extensive diagnostic skills work for you. :-) :-) :-)
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Old 12-31-2015, 06:31 AM   #5
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Newbies! Just kidding.

I'm glad my extensive diagnostic skills work for you. :-) :-) :-)

You were supposed to have him remove the step motor first, and test all voltages with a VOM. Then remove the switch panel to make sure all connections were solid. THEN tell him about the switch
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Old 12-31-2015, 01:12 PM   #6
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Don't know if my Pursuit has the same power step, but it works the same way - when on, it extends whenever you open the door & retracts when the door is closed, which I found very annoying when parked. Turning it off causes it to stay out, but the problem there was the light below the step was off as well (when the step is on the light comes on whenever the step is out). I ended up putting the step light on a separate switch from the step itself so I could turn the step off and still switch on the light at night.
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:18 PM   #7
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Was considering running the step light off of the porch light switch. Found what seems to be a work light to the side of battery compartment area and hope to wire that to the porch light switch instead as we would often want both at the same time. If that light was intended to be used when working on fuses and house batteries under the steps, its location is not very convenient.
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:33 PM   #8
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Here's what I did:

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Do a search for the step light fix. Dan did a nice job engineering and writing up the directions. If anyone has that link please post.
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