Originally Posted by edgewant
What's the purpose of the purple wire then. Does power to the purple wire prevent the steps from retracting?
The purple wire will light the steps, but only if the step switch is on.
I know what you mean though as the step light will come on anyway if the step switch is on and the steps go out.
Maybe the difference is if you have the step switch on and 12v to the purple wire, the light may stay on when the steps are 'closed'.
The instructions say to wire the purple to your porch light.
Still not what I want to accomplish though.