Electric Step has conked out

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  1. The Dude

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    Leaving on Tuesday, and wouldn't you know it, the step won't work at all. We have changed the fuse and fiddled around a bit with it, but we're not technical in the least. Our first long term stop will be in Tarifa - does anyone know of any garages nearby who might know what they're doing?
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  2. Whiskeymac

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    Hi you might have sorted the problem out but I had trouble with my step as it was stuck in the open position, it was eventually found that it was dirty contacts under the step. Hope everything is OK for you.
     
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    If the fuse hasn't blown maybe there's a wire off or switch failure ?
     
  4. RGCH999

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    Quite likely it's just dirt. Mine was stuck out, but managed to retract it by connecting to mains rather than 12v. Extra power worked. Cleaned and regular WD40 keeps it running now on 12v.
     
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    Microswitch under the step got clogged up would be my guess. A good clean and some spray should sort it out. Failing that a loose cable.
     
  6. Ann&MikeMancs

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    Hi
    Only just seen your post-we had a similar problem with our step, just as we were leaving home with four grandkids!...We carefully removed the control panel above the door on our Bessacar E495, noting where the wires were connected, unplugged all the connectors, waited 30 seconds then plugged them all back in and hey presto the step worked again!!! This process reboots the control panel (same as rebooting a computer)
    Good luck and I hope youve got it sorted by now anyway. Happy travels
     
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  7. irnbru

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    Ive been watching you both on your travels. Cant help with your problem but keep on enjoying your

    travels!
     
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  8. davidbaldam

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    We had the same problem, it was dirty contacts on the leads under the van, just took them off and cleaned them no bother since. (y)
     
  9. The Dude

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    Electric step started working again all by itself - must be the Step Gremlins taking the mickey.
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  10. John Laidler

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    That's a step in the right direction then. :)
     
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