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Old 03-09-2009
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i didnt know they were electric,thanks everyone

Disregard the post. I did not know BMC was electric.
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Got it working guys. It is electric on the BMC 1994. What had happened someone must of hit something with it when it was not retracted. The slide was tweaked so when the step tried to close it jammed. Had to use a pipe wrench with a long handle to bend the slide back into place. That was after I found as someone suggested that one of the switches to the left of the passenger seat is for the step. If it is turned off it will not retract if it is out when you turn the switch off. I would of thought it would retract anyway if you put it into drive automatically but it doesn't. Thanks everyone one more time.
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Steve,

There is still a problem with the step. As soon as the ignition switch is turned on (engine running or not), the step should retract.

If you can live with it -ok, but it is a safety feature that is not working correctly. Kwikee.com and google searches may help if you want it corrected. Also, still check the grounds under the step if you have not already done so - pretty grungy under there after 15 years.



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Got it working guys. It is electric on the BMC 1994. What had happened someone must of hit something with it when it was not retracted. The slide was tweaked so when the step tried to close it jammed. Had to use a pipe wrench with a long handle to bend the slide back into place. That was after I found as someone suggested that one of the switches to the left of the passenger seat is for the step. If it is turned off it will not retract if it is out when you turn the switch off. I would of thought it would retract anyway if you put it into drive automatically but it doesn't. Thanks everyone one more time.
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Thumbs up I have moved this thread to BMC

Since this thread about the Electric Model Step is unique to BMC model 'Birds, I have modified the title a little so that it won't be confused in the future during a search, with the Air Controlled Steps on the other model 'Birds and I also moved it to the BMC sub-forum;

Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > BMC (Bluebird Motor Coach Unique Issues) > Step retraction issue (BMC Electric Model Step)

This has been a very informative thread, thanks to everyone for their input!!
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Dan,
Thats what I thought to. Could not believe it didn't retract when the ignition switch was turned but now that I think about it I didn't try it after I got it working, Will try again tomorrow and see if it retracts when I hit the key or turn the ignition switch. Will let everyone know what I come up with
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Make sure that when you are fired up and in drive that the door is completely closed or the step may not retract. I had some repairs done, thought I'd closed the door tightly and had not. When I left the repair place the step was still out and got hung on the exit (high entrance to the street). It was an incredible sound (and not a good one!). And the step at that point would not close. Luckily the guy who owned the place had a come along and we hooked it to his jeep trailer hitch and pulled it back out straight. Luckily no problems since.

When it comes to motor homes, whatever can go wrong, eventually will. Make sure your step is straight or it may not close properly

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