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Running board fails to deploy


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#1 OFFLINE   Bob Rosadini

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:37 PM

Ok guys, one of the running boards (curb side) on the wife's Explorer (2010 Limited) will not deploy when you open the door.  I switched from "auto" to "always down" to always retracted and back to "auto" with no change.

 

Any clue?  I got under neath for a look and could see no evidence of any road damage.   also looks like a pretty tight unit to gain access to circuits.

 

appreciate any thoughts before I take it to dealer.









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#2 OFFLINE   fordtech1

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:15 PM

Does it make any noise? Like a hum or buzz for one second or so? Most of the time the hinges are corroded and stuck. Open the door while pushing down on the board. Open and close the door a few times while trying to push it down. Once it starts moving, get some penetrating oil like PB blaster and spray they pivot points. Then open and close the door several times and see it if starts moving on its own

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:42 PM

Does it make any noise? Like a hum or buzz for one second or so? Most of the time the hinges are corroded and stuck. Open the door while pushing down on the board. Open and close the door a few times while trying to push it down. Once it starts moving, get some penetrating oil like PB blaster and spray they pivot points. Then open and close the door several times and see it if starts moving on its own

FT-Silent!  And this is a clean well cared for 2010.



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:07 PM

FT-Silent!  And this is a clean well cared for 2010.


Unfortunately I've seen well cared for running boards get frozen up from road debris. However, normally at least a light hum or buzz is heard when door is open. Not a lot of diagnosis can be without seeing it.

#5 OFFLINE   Bob Rosadini

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:05 PM

Unfortunately I've seen well cared for running boards get frozen up from road debris. However, normally at least a light hum or buzz is heard when door is open. Not a lot of diagnosis can be without seeing it.

Ok- thx for the response in any case. My suspicion is, "no buzz" means there is a wire disconnected from control un it-wherever that is.!



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:53 PM

There is one connector next to the motor. Maybe unplug it and check it for water intrusion or poor fit. Another possibility is to disconnect battery for a min to reset the module.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:28 PM

There is one connector next to the motor. Maybe unplug it and check it for water intrusion or poor fit. Another possibility is to disconnect battery for a min to reset the module.

Ok thx will give it a shot.










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