Okay, this is a bit strange...when my vista 26p is running and the steps are in, because its running, a push of the levels check switch causes the steps to extend!, haven't a clue about this one folks. Any ideas for this one???
Yes, the step controller is always "hot", the controller powers the motor by switching the ground, open/closed.I'm guessing a faulty controller. I just got mine replaced because my steps were always 'On'. Every time I opened/shut the door the steps would extend/retract. Could not keep them extended with engine not running.
Could be the controller. Let us know what you find.
Be aware that at some point Kwikee changed from push button door switches to magenetice door switches. The polarity of the switch changed at that point. The push button switches opened the circuit when the door was closed, the magnetic switches close the circuit when the door is closed.Charger, that Kwikee manual hot link fully explains exactly how and why that switch works.
When discussing a switch it is usual to describe it's function by "open" which breaks the circuit or "closed" which completes the circuit; this avoids confusion and misinterpretation.
When that switch is open the steps should remain extended when the ignition is off and screen door opened. Close the switch, ignition off, close door, steps should retract.