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Old 11-06-2012, 05:45 AM
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AMP Research step problem

I bought a 09 f 350 that has amp power steps on it.i have noticed that sometimes the passengers side step will go down and back up on its own while the truck is sitting.has anyone else had this issue or found a trouble shooting page?the interior light and the cargo light doesn't come on so i don't think its a door sensor.i am worried it could go down while driving and get wrecked or cause damage. we just got over 10" of snow.i have stopped to find the step party down with snow packed between it and the under side of the truck this tells me it is moving while i am driving.thanks in advance for any input.
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Check to make sure that all the wires are in the plug good where it plugs into the control box. Mine would work when it wanted to. It was a loose connection in the plug
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mine does it too and its the single most annoying thing about my truck. I've tried looking at the connections and messing with them but I'll be honest, I'm an amateur when it comes to trouble shooting these steps. I'll be driving and you hear them power down and the come back up. Or at a red light they'll drop and raise back up. Super frustrating and I'm too cheap to pay for professional trouble shooting.
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I'd say your best bet is to find a local installer and pick their brain.
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I can picture someone pulling up next to me at a stop light and out of nowhere, his steps start opening and closing.... THAT would be funny


Sorry
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mine started it after the first snow played with the plugs on the motor itself and it seems to have stopped the problem when i get some time and the truck melts out better underneath i will take the plug apart and apply some die electric grease.the bottom of the truck is sprayed with line x and i noticed that the wire that should go to the step lights have been cut and sprayed over so i am not sure that they are not touching together under the line x
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