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Old 05-30-2018, 08:13 AM   #1
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Disable Electric Steps?

How do you disable the electric steps on an FR3 30DS? Would like to be able to prevent steps from opening sometimes when parking in certain areas.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:50 AM   #2
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There is a switch on the control panel at the bottom step. It will only work if the ignition key is in the off position, not the last position when you turn off the ignition
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:01 AM   #3
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There is a switch on the control panel at the bottom step. It will only work if the ignition key is in the off position, not the last position when you turn off the ignition
That switch only lockes steps in the down position. BatesMotel2 would have to install a new shut-off switch parallel to the screen door switch.

I think I read of another thread on this.
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Robert is correct, the switch only locks the steps in the down position when the ignition is off.

Looking for a fuse or circuit breaker but no luck so far, anyone else???

What does CS Forward mean on the 12 volt fuse panel in the bedroom?
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:36 AM   #5
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Did a forum search and found this "step power fuse is a 25amp". Now to locate the fuse, perhaps CS Forward stands for "Chassis Step"?

Time for some fuse testing unless anyone knows where the step fuse is on an FR3?
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That switch only lockes steps in the down position. BatesMotel2 would have to install a new shut-off switch parallel to the screen door switch.

I think I read of another thread on this.
This is the post:
Disconnecting steps
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Old 05-31-2018, 12:29 PM   #7
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Thanks Robert, a little hard to disconnect the wire harness plug outside from inside the coach 8-). I need a way to lock them out before exiting, will do some fuse testing soon
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The fuse is going to be an inline fuse directly off the battery. A way (other than a switch) to keep the steps from extending when the door is opened, if possible, is just place an external magnetic at the door switch. The structure is aluminum but may be possible.
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Thanks Robert, a little hard to disconnect the wire harness plug outside from inside the coach 8-). I need a way to lock them out before exiting, will do some fuse testing soon
A thought: Why can't you use a 2nd magnet on the "magnet switch?" I am going to look at mine to see if I can disable the steps with a magnet.
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Good ideas, something has to work, back soon!.........
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