Step not working properly

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  1. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

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    Got a 2014 bessecarr 496
    Step works with switch
    Folds away when locking door but does not deploy when unlocking door
    Last night we drove through heavy rain - could this be part of the problem?
    Cheers
    Robert
     
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    Hi that and road crud (y) Strip it down and lube it all (y)reassemble (y)ALL steps are well known for it ;)
    terry
     
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    There should be a microswitch in the step. You need to find it and check it is functioning correctly. Ours has a Thule step and this is the main reason for them misbehaving.
     
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    Is the microseitch inside or outside the motor housing
     
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    It will be inside I think but there are different manufacturers and designs.
     
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    It's a Thule- I'll take a look later
    Thanks for the advice guys
    Regards
    Robert
     
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    Called Sargents who make the control unit which powers the step and all the other electrics in the van and they think it's a faulty control unit
    They're sending one out tomorrow for me to fit myself
    Hopefully a result !
    Regards
    Robert
     
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