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Old 03-11-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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Does your amber door step light stay on?

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Just wondering. Our step light, the one under the steps for the front door, the amber one, stays on anytime that door is in the open position. It NEVER GOES OFF as long as that door is open. But, if I close the door, it goes out. I'm pretty sure that is all normal.

But, a buddy has a newly acquired '06 Meridian 36G with the 350 CAT and, his apparently has a timer on it. He states his light goes out after 5 minutes, even if the door is in the open position. Just wondering, is his normal, have they (Kwikee) re-engineered the light system, how do all of yours work, stay on, timed, what????? Thanks
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:55 PM   #2
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Mine goes out as soon as the door closes. I would like to control it with the outside light switch.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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Mine has a switch on the cabinet near the bottom of the door. Switch on, light is on. Switch off, light is off.

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Gang,
Just wondering. Our step light, the one under the steps for the front door, the amber one, stays on anytime that door is in the open position. It NEVER GOES OFF as long as that door is open. But, if I close the door, it goes out. I'm pretty sure that is all normal.

But, a buddy has a newly acquired '06 Meridian 36G with the 350 CAT and, his apparently has a timer on it. He states his light goes out after 5 minutes, even if the door is in the open position. Just wondering, is his normal, have they (Kwikee) re-engineered the light system, how do all of yours work, stay on, timed, what????? Thanks
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My under step light will stay on indefinitely, or go off, depending on the position of the "step" switch above the door.
A step light that goes off via a timer makes no sense to me, (I sometimes want to leave that light on).
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:11 PM   #5
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If I turn on my stay-out-all-the-time switch, the amber light goes off when the step is out.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:52 PM   #6
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Gang,
I certainly appreciate the come-back here. But, let me re-frase this.

If you have an AUTOMATIC system that, turns the light ON, when the door is opened, and, you DO NOT CLOSE THE DOOR OR, TURN OFF ANY SWITCHES, does your light STAY ON INDEFINITELY WITH THE DOOR IN THE OPEN POSITION? Or, does it turn itself OFF (with the door STILL in the OPEN position) after a set amount of time, and you were no where near the coach?
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:00 PM   #7
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The light under my step comes on whenever the steps are in the open position with the step switch turned on. Turning off the step switch causes the orange step light to go out. Separately from that, my assist handle, the passenger spot/reading light, and the footlight just inside the door turn on when the door is unlocked via the touchpad or remote and then all three of them turn off on a timer shortly thereafter.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:09 PM   #8
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Ok Gang,
I have sort of, clarify myself here. I apologize for any misguided questions/inquiry here. I never mess with my door steps operation. There is the normal, red, door switch for the step on the vertical console of switches in our coach.

That switch, in the "ON" position, allows for step to come out, with ignition off, and STAY OUT, no matter how many times the door is opened or closed. The step stays out. And, along with that, the step light is in the "ON" position, as long as that step is out, FOREVER!

Now, turn that RED switch to the "OFF" position, and, as many of you know, that step, will extend and retract, each and every time the door is opened and closed. That's all normal. But, here's where the light operation DOES change. That light, will go ON, when the door is opened and, the steps extend. BUT, the light DOES have a 5 minute timer, and goes OFF, even with the door open.

If, while the Step switch is in the "OFF" position, you open and close the door, the light will come on and go off for each opening and closing of the door. But, as stated, if left open, the light will remain lit, for only five minutes.

So, I've now answered my own question. But, also as stated, we NEVER change the position of that step switch, it remains in the "ON" position as long as we own the coach. So that means, as long as the door is open, that light will stay on.
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On edit: Putting it in another words, with the switch in the "ON" position, the step remains out and all the door does is, turn the light on and off. Door open, light on, door closed, light off.
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My '06 is on anytime the step is out and the door is open, which is why it's now an LED.

Don't know anything about a timer because anytime I'm paying attention to it, we're out camping and the step is locked in extend mode
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Up, I knew what you meant the first time you posted. I will go check mine and set the kitchen timer for 6 minutes. BRB!
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:42 PM   #11
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That's a negatroid. Stayed lit.

I want my 6+ minutes back.
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That's a negatroid. Stayed lit.

I want my 6+ minutes back.
Dunner,
I certainly don't mean to beat a dead horse here. All I'm trying to do is establish that there are two different modes for that light. One has a timer, and one is permanently on. And, the "mode" changer for it is, the switch position.

So, you're saying that in the "Off" postion, the one where the step goes in and out, each and every time you open and close the door, that light stays on indefinitely if you leave the door open? I'm just trying to learn all about my coach and, all of it's operations. That way, I can tell if somethings not working correctly by knowing how it's supposed to work in the first place. Thanks again to all for helping me on this.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:17 PM   #13
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Hi Scott, Mine is also an 06 Itasca Meridian. I don't know the answer to your question but I will take a look tomorrow and let you know.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:19 PM   #14
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Mine worked for a while. Dont know the positions the switched were in.
I guess the bulb blew.
It did not serve a useful purpose, so....
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