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  • hdff
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Searching for the door switch wire.. C11
I'm wanting to do the step mod talked about on beamalarm, to keep the step up except when the door is open. I understand what to do I'm just weak on electrical schematics. I'm trying to locate the C11 wire to splice in a switch. Has anyone done...

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...how will I know it's the C11 wire, how is it marked on the wire.
On the wire there will be a white paper tag that says "C11".

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Just kidding!  I actually have no idea where that wire is on your...

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I'm wanting to do the step mod talked about on beamalarm, to keep the step up except when the door is open. I understand what to do I'm just weak on electrical schematics. I'm trying to locate the...


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Re: Searching for the door switch wire.. C11
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Keith,
C11 should be one of the wires that goes to the magnetic switch at the door.
John M.

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Re: Searching for the door switch wire.. C11
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Keith, I did what you're wanting to do about 3 years ago and it required a diode to keep from back-feeding the ignition switch.

Red Tractor helped me by drawing a diagram but I no longer...


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Re: Searching for the door switch wire.. C11
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Beam alarm didn't show a diode using a Single pole double throw switch so we'll see how it goes... I just need to find that C11 wire......


Keith

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All of the OEM wires have the wire number printed on the wire about every 8 inches or so.  Sometimes it is hard to see in the dirt.

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I would assume that the diode will prevent you from feeding 12v back to the ignition.   You can  use one of the Roadmaster diodes that are used on the tail light.  You have two inputs and one output.  Use one input for the ignition 12v and one...

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Get 20 for less.  These work for this kind of function.
Amazon.com: Install Bay Diodes 3 Amp 20 Pack- D3: Car Electronics

Many times Rance uses two side by side for more capacity or redundance.

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Interesting Rance didn't add a diode in my step conversion. I don't have any lights or gauges showing, using the switch.

I begged off on the diode when I realized this thread concerns air steps...

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Keith,
  Behind that panel in front of the pax seat are a bunch of circuit breakers. Each one has a number just below it. That number corresponds to the number on the big 12 volt schematic. The schematic indicates what is being controlled and the...

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Re: Searching for the door switch wire.. C11
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Thanks jor that is exactly what I was looking for. I get the coach back from the shop today and I'll check it out.....  thanks to everyone else for the input

Keith