Step has stopped retracting when engine turns.

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  1. Welsh girl

    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    I've found the fuse which I changed, it worked once now it had stopped again.
    The fuse hasn't blown and the wiring is connected to a black round plastic thing which has 2 spade connectors going somewhere else.
    A little beeper goes off but the step won't retract unless manually done with the rocker switch.
    Anyone know what else I can try please?
    It will come in and out with the rocker switch.
     
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    There are a couple of possibilities which come to mind that may cause that..
    There should be a relay that closes the step on ignition or engine run..
    If you can locate that then you would be able to check the supply to the relay from the ignition or engine run supply..
    The step will also have a switch built in (S2 in the photo )which will ground the relay operating coil.. If that switch is stuck open then the relay will not operate and can't close the step.
    To help find the relay there should be a wire from the rocker switch running to it..
    Try and post a picture of the wiring I'm on about and hope it helps..
    Ta Andy
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    Welsh girl Funster Life Member

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    Thanks Andy. I'll look tomorrow. I didn't get this till 23.19.
    Bedtime.
     
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    Leave it alone, the beeper is enough to remind you, I once nearly broke Bevs ankles, started engine while she was getting into MH still stood on the step

    That was our old MH, new one has not got auto retract, it just beeps at me (sometimes) good enough for me, always check in mirror when pulling away just in case beeper hasn't beeped (y)
     
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    hi david, I thought it was a requirement that the step auto retracted... obviously not if yours was like that from new...
    ta andy
     
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    Maybe mines bust as well, but Bev is happier that way :D:D

    Seriously though, if it is a requirement it really should have an interlock so if door open and probably therefore step might be in use, it shouldn't retract

    No idea on the 'should retract on start up' bit though
     
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    just remember when putting my step in doing some reading, and the minimum European requirement was that the step should close on ignition on , or engine run... the more expensive option was to fit electronics that worked off the door switches..
    anyways as long as Bev is happy(y):D...and I see you are trying to off load a genny, shame on you...you may need both of them one day...:reel: :imoutahere:
    good night ...
     
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