Step Buzzer

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  1. lorger

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    My Step buzzer has stopped working, i'm assuming a wire has come loose or a dirty sensor. I had a quick look under the van this morning and notices a bit of ducting going into the back of the step, I'm assuming this is the wire for the motor so does anyone know where the sensor is before I start ripping it to bits looking for it. I have thought about checking the fuse which i will do but again I assumed it would be the same one for the motor.

    Its on a Globecar/Possl Roadcruiser
     
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    Wish ours would stop working, we can’t stand the noise it makes and it winds the dog up no end. I’d like to replace it with a flashing light.
     
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  3. lorger

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    It doesn't buzz if you take it in :):)
     
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    Our buzzer stopped working. It was a bad earth on the micro switch
     
  5. Lenny HB

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    Why don't you disconnect the buzzer and fit a LED like this instead, it's not hard.:)
     
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  6. lorger

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    Do you know where the micro switch is
     
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    It's operating plunger sticks out of the front of the plastic motor cover.
     
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    Hi , the buzzer will most probably be wired between the incoming supply to the relay (be that an ignition on or an engine run )and the wire that runs to the step switch which is just a path to earth which opens when the step closes...
    The buzzer could be located ckose to the relay as that makes it easy to make the connection to the wires i mentioned...but it would make more sense if it was located in the cab...
    Andy..
     
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    The buzzer on mine stopped working and I traced it to the wire from the buzzer to the step cut through because the lazy b##!Ard who converted it had left it under the nearside door step not around the insert. Our buzzer is mounted in the dashboard, it's an Auto Sleeper
     
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    In Hymers the buzzer is normally under the passenger seat, well it has been in the 3 we have had.

    Edit: First one it was under drivers seat but that was RHD.
     
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    Ours never buzzes or gets stuck or anything...

    It's the latest wireless type so I can stand on it to wash the front of the van too :ROFLMAO:

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  12. The gasman

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    But you can leave it behind
     
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  13. Mikeco

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    Had a few of them but quashed three under the van when setting off without moving it so fitted an electric one.
     
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    The buzzer switch is on the step.. it's a rubber shrouded push button , contact is open when the step is retracted.. . they can get stuck 'IN' , so buzzer won't sound when step is out .. will probably just need cleaning.. exercise it and spray with WD or similar .. The buzzer could be anywhere, on ours it was mounted on the box that houses the Schaudt EBL

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    Buzzer is under passenger seat on the Globecars
    As others have said though probably sticking switch
     
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    Thanks for the replies everyone, maybe I should have worded it better. I'm not sure if the buzzer isn't working or the switch that tells it the step is in or out. I assume the switch is in the back of the step so when it's I contact with step it knows it's in.
    I'll have a look round next week when I've more time.
     

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