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Old 09-11-2016, 11:41 PM   #1
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Power Step Electrical

Here's a puzzler for the electrical wizards: Opened the sliding door on my 2015 Grand Tour, and the step did not come out. I assumed it might be the fuse, as had happened once before. Pulled the 15 amp fuse #10 and it looked fine. Stuck it back in the slot and I could hear the step extend on the other side. Hmmm. Suspected the fuse might be conducting intermittently, so replaced with fresh fuse. Tried again and same result. Step does not extend or retract (except when engine starts) unless I remove and reinsert the fuse. Ideas?

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Old 09-12-2016, 09:24 AM   #2
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Possibly bad contacts in the fuse holder or bad wiring connection to the fuse holder. Next time, just try wiggling the fuse w/o removing it.

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Old 09-12-2016, 07:18 PM   #3
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Might not seem perfectly logical, but often problems like this arise from a bad ground.
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:47 AM   #4
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Just for anyone who was curious about this puzzler: I have been living with the strange power step experience for the past several weeks by quickly pulling and replacing the fuse in slot 10 in order to extend or retract the step, but finally called Airstream tech support to brainstorm the problem. They got back to me very quickly with the diagnosis, though the repair is going to involve the hassle of a trip to the dealer. One of the two relays in the circuit for step operation is apparently stuck and only activates when power is cut then restored through the removal and replacement of the fuse. The responsible relay is either in the step well circuitry or in (behind, under) the kitchen cabinet.
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