Thule step diagram

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  1. Stealaway

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    The stop switch has packed up when I take in the step. Does anyone have a description / diagram for replacing it?
     
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    Brilliant I just love this forum. Is there a repair manual for this step on the net? Can you replace it without removing the entire step?
     
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    Finally took the step apart today. The switch I thought stopped the end of its IN travel was actually just for the signal light on the dash.
    I could not find any other switches that would tell the step it was all the way IN. It continues to try and go IN causing it to clonk until you let go the step switch.

    Does any body have any ideas where the limit switch's are - it stops quite happily on the way out.

    Burstner / Thule step
     
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    Southdowns have a diagram on their website for Thule steps.

    Joe
     
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    Thanks for that but they don't show any controls, only the motor. I cant figure out how the step knows when to stop either in or out.
     
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    Our Thule step is on a 2015 Auto-Trail with SARGENT electrical panels
    It works on a system called (run count) on the back memory on SARGENT panel over door originally it was set on 26 it is now set on 30
    because it was not quite flipping down to the stop when going out and
    down when coming out of the van down steps and standing on Thule
    Step it would go down with a clunk on to the stops ours now seems to work OK both ways in and out.
    Hope this might help Cliff
     
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    That is how they work. There is no provision for limit switches. Some circuitry (for example auto step-in when ignition on) uses a very crude timer to give the step time to 'park' but that's it. Under normal circumstances when operated from the step switch it relies on the user to release the switch immediately after hearing the clonk :).
     
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    Think it depends on the model on mine just a momentary press on the switch, step extends and stops at end of travel.
     
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    Under normal circumstances when operated from the step switch it relies on the user to release the switch immediately after hearing the clonk :).[/QUOTE]

    It does seem to be that way but I've only noticed it this year and it is quite happy to stop on its own on the way out.
    Weired - but its not he end of the world. Thanks peeps.
    At least it gave me chance to grease all the joints - its going in and out like lightning now!
     
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