Kwikee Electric Step Improvements


Applies to Kwikee Step Series 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42 and 44

Kwikee announces the replacement of specific parts on

Kwikee Electric Steps with improved components.

New parts include: • Linkage and Gear Box

• Motor*

• Control Unit+

on all Electric Step Series 22, 23, 26, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 40.

* on Kwikee Step Series 24, 25, 42 and 44

+ on Kwikee Step Series 25 and 42

The step improvements were made to increase performance, reliability, and longevity of step operation. The changes also simplify parts replacement procedures.

Kwikee Electric Step

Improved linkage and gear box Investment cast zinc plated steel linkage assembly is strong and more resistant to corrosion. Brass spherical outer cage with hardened ball in linkage is stronger, wears longer, and will not oblong.

Improved gear box has fully sealed dual ball bearings for greater efficiency and no maintenance. Case halves seal for consistent alignment and gear protection from the elements.

Improved motor 40% more motor torque gives the step a strong lock-out and solid feel.

Improved control unit logic Step is always open when door is open. Step can be locked in the extended position. Step cannot be locked in retracted position. Automatic ignition override makes step follow door.

Kwikee Electric Step

New Owners Manual A new #888 Owners Manual ships with all steps that have the improved step components, except the 42 and 44 series steps. A new #842A Owners Manual ships with the 42 series and a revised owners manual ships with 44 series steps.

An important change covered in the new owners manual is the “Override Switch” (previously called the “Power Switch” in the owners manual). The name of the switch changed because of a change of functionality from the former “Power Switch”.

The new Control Units are equipped with an ignition override system designed to prevent the vehicle from being driven with the step in the extended position. When the step is locked in the extended position (OVERRIDE SWITCH IS IN THE ‘ON’ POSITION), the door is closed, and the ignition is turned on, the ignition override system will engage and the step will automatically retract.

Please note that is a change from the old “Power Switch”, which needed to be in the “OFF” position to lock the step out.

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