Originally Posted by wrapperman
The switch is different, normally open for the Kwikee and normally closed for the Lippert
Unfortunately the switch that was ship with the new Kwikee steps got lost because of a torn box. I went on Amazon and bought a magnetic window switch for 7 bucks that was both a normally open and normally closed. I connected it up normally open. Works fine
I managed to get mine installed today. Once I rigged up a bit of 2x4 support to the bottom step, I levered the top mount into place and wedged it with another 2x4.
The new door switch is quite different than the old one, so I too will be purchasing one off Amazon and use the existing wiring, but I've temporarily attached the new switch.
There appears to be one minor difference with the door operation. Now with the "Entrance Step" rocker switch in the on (and lit) position, the steps remain open, even when the door is closed. I'm pretty sure the old Lippert ones would extend and retract with door opening with the "Entrance Step" rocker switch in the on position.
Can anyone confirm this is normal for the Kwikee steps? The ignition switch to "ON" retracts the steps and other than the position of the "Entrance Step" switch, everything is working perfectly.