Electric step on Autotrail

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  1. Barney23

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    Is it possible to "turn off" the electric step on an Autotrail ?
     
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    Think you can remove the fuse to stop it working, from memory it is one of the micro fuses in the cab behind the drivers seat.
     
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    Ask JAWS (John)
    He is the resident step expert !!!!!
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    Is there a particular reason you wish to turn it off? As there is a link you can remove in the EM50 unit behind the drivers seat that stops it operating every time you lock or unlock the hab door. It then basically retracts when you start engine, for obvious reasons but when parked up, once you have lowered the step it stays down until you again start the engine, unless you operate the switch at the hab door entrance. I must admit it used to get on my nerves lifting and lowering every time I locked or unlocked the door, now it operates just how I like it.
    Sorry if I've jumped the gun Ithaca reasons you may wish to turn it off. However, one of these links in the unit may well isolate it altogether. I think the step supply is shared with something else so removing the fuse may isolate something you don't want to. I'm sure someone on here may be able to offer further info. The details for the link which can be removed are on the sargent technical website.
     
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    If you have a Sargent control panel, I think there is an option in the menu to disable it working automatically, removing the fuse will disable it altogether.
     
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    This is the EM50 fuse and link (jumper) plan. Fuse 5 electric step. Jumper 1 will stop step operating when you lock door if you remove the link.
     
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    Thank You to everyone who took time to reply (y)
    The reason for wanting to switch step off is that when we put awning up, we want to put a draught skirt on which we cannot do when step is deployed, unless anyone has any other solutions ?
     
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    The easiest way is to enter the program mode on the head unit above the door - on the Autotrail flash screen, press and hold the up & down arrows for a few seconds until it beeps. Then simply scroll down to the step feature and turn the auto setting to off. This way it won't operate via the central locking, but you can still use it manually via the button by the door
     
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    Trim draught skirt to fit around step. I did mine & it works surprisingly well.
     
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    I couldn't resist it Gellyneck.
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