My Steps will not come down

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  1. RobGriff

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    :cry:Hi everone Please is there anyone out there who can HELP PLEASE!!!:cry: I'am having a problem with my steps not coming down when I press the switch. Also I'am getting a constent bleeping when I'am traveling or when the van is ticking over. I know the steps only work when the engine is off. My van is a Fiat CI Motorhome Carioca 625 any information most welcome.:Sad::Sad::cry:
     
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    Try using the retract switch, sounds as though it has tried to come out and got stuck, hence the warning bleep.

    Others may have more ideas.

    Peter
     
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    My steps had the same problem at the beginning of the year, when I pressed the switch I could hear the relay working. I gave all of the joints a good brush and a spray with silicone lubricant, and with a bit of gentle pulling and pushing while the wife operated the switch it started working. My steps get covered in road muck when travelling and if I don't keep the joints / hinges clean they stick.
     
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    Have you also tried the fuse on your 12v DC circuit ?Normally has its own fuse 15 amp.This could have blown if the bearing joints are dirty and preventing the step from coming down.I would imagine fuse would blow before damaging the motor.
     
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    More than likely road dirt jamming up the works.
    I spray mine with WD 40 and gently pull and push the steps as Mrs k operates the switch.
    Not having fancy lubricants I use 3-in-1 oil to lube the mechanism up. :Wink:
     
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    What im thinking with the bleep is its not retracted properly maybe when ignition is switch on so the motor is fighting to pull it into closed position.I dont know if alarm would still sound had the fuse blown and as you say probably caked in sh t.
     
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    Hi have checked the fuse, fuse ok
     
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    Had a similar problem with my Laika Ecovip 7R, found that the earth was loose, look at the underside just behind the step and see if any are loose. I just tightend the screws one by one until the step worked, by the way it was just my step not coming down the alarm was fine.

    David
     
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    I sometimes get some bleeping coming from outside the hab door when the OH is trying to pull the step out and discovers some road dirt. I don't think it is electrical although regular fuse blowing......lol:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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