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Old 08-18-2015, 04:32 PM   #41
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On my steps 12v to the purple wire does nothing.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:31 PM   #42
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On my steps 12v to the purple wire does nothing.
If the step switch is turned off, the light will not come on even with power to the purple wire. at least on mine that is what I found yesterday. be careful under there with the step swich on.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:40 PM   #43
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Dan.
What's the purpose of the purple wire then. Does power to the purple wire prevent the steps from retracting?
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:44 PM   #44
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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.
http://support.powergearus.com/techdocs/875.pdf

Still not what I want to accomplish though.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:34 PM   #45
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Dan - The link you gave is for the Kwickee Step. I have the Coach Step (supplied by Lippert). Not sure when they changed. I did see a statement on their web site that you cannot use Kwickee door magnets with the Coach Step. I alerted Ernest, since this may be his issue.

With the Coach Step, I have the purple wire. Does one ground it or supply 12V to it to turn the light on. I would like to have it go to my Porch Light switch.

My Step light is full of water and very corroded. I just ordered a truck clearance LED to replace it at half the cost.

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Old 08-18-2015, 09:06 PM   #46
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my light came on when I applied to 12v to the purple wire. BUT only when step switch was on.
So the steps would be going in and out every time the door is open or closed.
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:20 AM   #47
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ernest917: I was looking over the Lippert manual for the CoachStep and noticed something you might check that could have something to do with your steps going in and out. They gave a caution in the installation of the magnetic door switch to be sure it isn't installed in a location where the door frame could flex while driving, causing the switch to think the door was opening. Not sure how to check that other than possibly just relocating the switch and seeing if it helps. Good luck.
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Dan supplied a link to the Kwikee Step manual (see post #44). If you have the Coach Step, here is the link........
https://www.strombergcarlson.com/sto...%20Lippert.pdf
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:20 PM   #49
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Steps and Outside lighting

You may have figured this out by now but LCI bought Kwikee which IMO was a bad thing as Kwikee made quality products and Lippert makes crap.


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I think I'm going to cut the black wire coming out of the control module going to the light and splice into the aisle lights wiring. The aisle light switch controls the light in the entry handle so it will now control the step light. The only downside I see to this is I won't have light when the step switch is on the steps are deployed.
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