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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 15-12-2019, 15:37 Thread Starter
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Help - Fiat Ducato problem

I was going to take the MH for a run this afternoon but when I start her up I get a loud, continuous beep. I think it may be to do with the low temperature - should I just drive on? There are no warning signs lon the dash - except the snowflake to indicate low temp.

Obviously it's freezing out here so I won't be sitting long waiting for an answer but if anyone has an immediate solution that would be great!

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I know what it is - driver's step not retracting. But what to do about it?

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If it's that cold maybe a little 'help' Jean.

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Does it normally retract automatically when you start up ?

Yet today it isn’t retracting

Has it frozen

Have you tried it manually with step switch

What make / model step

Can you hear the motor run when you try to open / shut it or maybe it judders a little but refuses to move
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If you were close Ray, that would be a possibility!

Actually it's working now! I came in to change n get a brush to clear under the step - not necessary I don't think. Then tried opening n closing the door a few times. I Coul hear the mechanism for putting out the step but nothing to bring it back in k-but then the slam of the door would mask that.

Anyway, after the last closing of door I thought I heard it retracting - yes!

However, it seems there's a weakness there of so. E sort but not sure what to do about it.

Too late to go for a run now!

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Does it normally retract automatically when you start up ?

Yet today it isn’t retracting

Has it frozen

Have you tried it manually with step switch

What make / model step

Can you hear the motor run when you try to open / shut it or maybe it judders a little but refuses to move
Yes it does retract automatically on startup trek - normally. If I have a manual switch I don't where it is! I DO have a manual switch at the driver's seat for the hab door step.

It may well have frozen.

I'll check the make 9f step tomorrow - I might have thawed out by then!!

Thanks both for your help.

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Is the battery fully charged Jean cos the step motor will need lots of amps.

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The battery was at 12.5 - I've just put it back on charge.
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They can be temperamental, there's a small micro switch that's wired into the circuit, its underneath and can play up if road debris gathers around it.



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They can be temperamental, there's a small micro switch that's wired into the circuit, its underneath and can play up if road debris gathers around it.



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That would be my guess too.



Part of the answer lies in 'micro...' The tolerances on them are small and a slight blockage of crud stops them activating.



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