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Old 04-17-2018, 11:22 AM   #1
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I'm really not sure which thread this should be posted in, so I thought I'd try this one. Mods please move where appropriate.
My FR Sunseeker (Mercedes chassis) 2400WS has a motorized retractable step at the entry door. Is there a way to make it inoperative? We don't need it and find that we wish it just would remain retracted.
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:34 PM   #2
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Typically the steps are fused off the coach batteries (sometimes directly) and if the steps are Kwikee the fuse will be a 25 amp. That fuse will remove power to the steps and they will remain at whatever position they are in (extended/retracted).
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Old 04-17-2018, 02:44 PM   #3
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Another way could be, at the steps, is remove the steps green ground wire from ground and secure away from touching ground. Another way is to disconnect the steps 4 way connector from the coach harness. The steps will need to be fully retracted to accomplish either of these.
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Thanks so much. I had thought about the fuse disconnect option but wondered if that circuit may control other items as well.
I'll look into the ground wire option.
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:47 PM   #5
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Found the answer in case anyone else has this issue. I could barely squeeze underneath that side of the coach due to it being parked on a slant. Under the step frame is an electrical connector (male/female) that can be pulled apart. It will require a good sealing job on the ends of the connectors if disconnected as this area is prone to water/road grit intrusion.
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