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Old 12-05-2017, 12:04 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by John Woodrow View Post
Check your grounds. Frequently they are the culprit.

True, and the electric steps need to sense the correct voltage otherwise the controller shuts down. Suggest clean ground connections first, then test. If faulty, remove and inspect motor gears and function. You can apply 12 v direct to the motor when removed. If that is all OK, follow Kwikee test procedure in the kwikee manual. If itís the control unit, ID that control unit and find the replacement from Lippert. What colour is the plastic cover over the control unit and are you certain there are no plastic numbers embossed onto that cover.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:13 PM   #22
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The steps randomly unbroke themselves today. They're acting like nothing happened so I'm willing to forgive and forget. ;

Boom Sounds, I did find the Kwikee instructions inside my big fat Airstream manual. They're series 25.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:23 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by John Woodrow View Post
Check your grounds. Frequently they are the culprit.
Great news... I think John was nearest the bulls-eye tho!

Hope the rig and you guys are all safe with these crazy fires!
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:37 PM   #24
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Glad your step started working again. That can be indicative of a bad/weak ground. Taking the grounds apart, sanding or grinding the attach points and then treating the area with anti corrosion stuff will help ensure trouble free operation. I have used liquid electrical tape on mine with good results.
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I'm with John on this, you're lucky they came back on; now's the time to do some preventative maintenance to make sure it stays that way.

@ Mayco, You should know better by now. These rigs are all different, and I've been caught out by the weirdest of the front end grille is different and more pointed in the later years, , really?

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