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Old 06-05-2014, 04:19 PM   #1
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Step power lost at switch

Hi All.
I'm on the road and had something happen to my steps which I need everyone's help with.
I know I help a lot of folks but can't figure this one out.

I lost the power to my step light switch which turn on and off the steps.
The switch light has no power to it doesn't light.
The step no longer goes in when I start the motorhome like it used to.
No can anyone help my find the possible blown fuse from the engine that makes the steps go in automatically when the engine is started?

Here is the picture of the switch I'm talking about.
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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Iggy, have a look underneath your steps and above the house battery for the battery control center. In it seems to be a 5 amp fuse show in orange (ESF)
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:33 PM   #3
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I do not know about the fuse issue but my father had a georgetown and a few years ago had a similar problem. I ended up finding some bad connectors under the steps area that were supplying power to and from the control module. They looked good at first glance but once a test light was put on them they turned up all corroded out.
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:37 PM   #4
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Isn't there a 25 amp fuse connected directly to the batteries that supply power to the steps? evidently your steps are out and will not retract, is this so?
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:50 PM   #5
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Even if the engine start won't retract your steps they still should retract with the step switch on and the door closed. It sounds like main power loss. And I think main power is from an in line fuse at the batteries. You now have kwikee steps and they may have connected power differently than LCI. By the way, those switchlights are very cheap and light burning out is not un-common. Battery disconnect is not in disconnect position I assume. Didn't you install a by-pass switch for the door magnetic switch?
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:39 AM   #6
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Any followup thus far?
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:06 PM   #7
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Its one of the 2 power plugs that go to the steps.
There..... its fixed. "that was easy"
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:25 AM   #8
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Iggy, just reminder, that if the magnet on screen door does not line up correctly with the magnet mounted to door frame, steps will not work even with engine start. Just had that happen in AZ, Yesterday. Leave main door open and try engine start, if no action pull on screen and make sure magnets line up, mine out of alignment at bottom.
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Had my 2012 378XL do the same. The switch had oxidized contacts from not being used. 10 to 15 of pushes and it works ok again.
Try that and if the light even flickers once change the switch.
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Iggy, sure would like to get an update on your status, has anyone here helped or not?
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