My Kwikee jacks will not power up when I push the On/Off button.
My motor home, a 2005 Sightseer 29R on a Ford chassis, had a low engine battery after being parked at my brother’s house since Thanksgiving. I used jumper cables from my house batteries to the engine battery and was able to start my engine. I let it run for a while and then hooked up my Battery Minder over night. This morning my engine started fine.
When I got ready to retract my jacks I had no lights on the control unit.
After removing the wiring connectors the lights came on the control unit but the power On/Off button would not energize. I read the manual on trouble shooting. I tried a reboot by unplugging the power for 1 minute. That didn't work. I did a reboot with the engine running and with the engine off.
Decided to use the jumper to retract the jacks. Looked in my black bag but could not find the jumper. Wife also checked the bag. Called my dealer and asked about the jumper. Dealer had no clue about a jumper
but did spend a lot of time trouble shooting.
Dealer thinks it is a fuse or breaker somewhere in the circuit but I couldn't find one.
About ten minutes after he hung up another dealer that I called earlier near where we are currently parked called back to tell me they found the jumper.
It is tie wrapped to the wiring bundle under the dash and behind the Kwikee control panel. Yes, it was there so I was able to retract my jacks but the On/Off button still does not energize the pump.
I read where the Kwikee Jacks do not like low voltage. I would think that with the engine running, even with a low battery, I should have enough voltage to power my Kwikee jacks.
My dealer, reading a wiring diagram thinks there is a fuse or breaker near the solenoid valve on the pump. I could not find it.
Does anyone have a suggestion about what I might try?
Just posting this has helped me and perhaps it will help someone else who is looking for their Kwikee jumper.
My intentions are to continue our trip south now that my jacks are up and if I can't find the problem and fix it, I will have a mobile service come out and fix it for me once we arrive at a park where we plan to stay for a few days.
Have a Happy Prosperous New Year.