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Post by Paulmold on Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:55 am

The warning buzzer that tells me I've left the step out when I turn on ignition has stopped working. It's a manual step and the switch at the step seems OK. I think I've located the fuse (one of three under my seat) and they seem OK. Anyone know where the buzzer is located?
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Post by modelman on Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:56 pm

Different model, but mines centrally located under the dash.

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Post by rogerblack on Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:09 pm

On our Pollensa, it is tucked under the dash near the passenger door. 

I discovered this when a strange intermittent meowing noise started emanating from that area a couple of years back. I eventually discovered it wasn't a trapped pussy but a fault with the rear step alarm, which seemed to be getting a false signal but clearly not at full power!   I tried cleaning the switch with WD40, checking for obvious loose wires etc but came to the conclusion it was probably worn cable insulation somewhere inaccessible, so I just disabled it.  The step is clearly visible in the passenger door mirror so it's now part of our 'checks before moving off' routine.

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Post by Paulmold on Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:19 pm

Thanks, I'll go hunting, what does it look like?

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Post by crimbo on Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:37 pm

I had a similar problem on my Nuevo manual step. Before you go looking for the buzzer check the mounting and wiring around the switch, my problem was nothing more than a bad earth  wink02

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Post by Paulmold on Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:58 pm

Thanks for that. I've given the whole area a good dose of WD40 to no avail, so perhaps a dismantle and clean is needed.

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Post by nuevoboy on Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:32 pm

Hi Paul, when we bought our Nuevo a few years back, we noticed that the buzzer wasn't working and took it back in under warranty.
The dealer stated that the switch gets covered in muck and quite often go faulty.
As I turned out, the switch was faulty, but the buzzer itself had packed in too.
I remember them rooting around in the passenger dash area but can't pinpoint where it exactly is or what it looks like.
Hope you get it sorted.
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Post by Paulmold on Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:43 pm

Thanks for the pointers Nuevoboy

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Post by roli on Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:41 pm

We are going to Four Winds at Prestatyn this w/e if you arnt working and free come over and ill show you where it is. (on the old Boxers its about 1.5 inches going from memory) but it will be the fuse thats the problem

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Post by Paulmold on Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:51 pm

Thanks Roli, will try and get over on Saturday afternoon if you'll be 'at home'.

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Post by mikeyval on Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:20 pm

Mine doesn't work either (buzzer) Boxer Talisman. Where is the fuse? Switch on mine is under the step - and yes it was totally covered in muddy muck, cleaned now when I greased the step joints but still not working ?
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Post by bikeralw on Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:27 am

The buzzer stopped working on my Nuevo last year. Switch and fuse checked out ok, so the hunt was on for the buzzer. On my Boxer I found it behind the small cubby holder above the fuse panel on the passenger side dash. Be careful prising the cubby holder out, it's easy to break off the plastic tabs (how do I know this..). I replaced the buzzer with a small 12v item from Maplins, only a few quid.
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Post by oldfred on Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:51 pm

Mine doesn't go off and move the step in until I start to move off. I assume this is normal for my nuevo.
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Post by Paulmold on Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:42 pm

Mine's a manual step and it did work but has stopped. There are some about that don't sound until you move.

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Post by nevergiveup on Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:49 pm

I seem to remember a thread on here last year. It seems the switch earth connection goes high resistance behind the step, in the muck underneath. I cleaned ours and it worked but I noticed first trip out last month it was stuttering again...........

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Post by inspiredron on Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:43 pm

My electric step has gone intermittent - hope it gets sorted next week by Mark's guys!

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Post by inspiredron on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:09 pm

inspiredron wrote:My electric step has gone intermittent - hope it gets sorted next week by Mark's guys!
Sorted! Apparently it was a corroded switch by the step.

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Post by nuevoboy on Sat May 24, 2014 2:39 pm

Just wondering if Paul sorted his problem.
My buzzer stopped working when away last week.
On site I turned the ignition on to check the day's mileage.
The step was out, so naturally the buzzer sounded.
However, before I had chance to read the odometer, the buzzer went off.
I suspect the fuse could have blown, though I'm not sure why, as I usually carry out this procedure every so often.
I've not had a look in my handbook yet, but can someone please guide me as to where the fuses are (2005 Nuevo) and possibly which one to look for.
Thanks.
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Post by Paulmold on Sat May 24, 2014 3:25 pm

I believe the fuse is one of the ones under the drivers seat. Having checked my fuses it turned out that my buzzer problem was purely down to dirt in the switch. A good clean and several squirts of WD40 and all was well again. It's already caked in mud again, although still working, so I must sort out some form of shield to keep the muck off the switch.

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Post by nuevoboy on Sat May 24, 2014 7:44 pm

OK thanks Paul.
Glad you got yours sorted anyway.  up!
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Post by kennion on Wed May 28, 2014 5:16 pm

Hi, I have a Nuevo 2005 with the step buzzer not working. The buzzer is behind a little shelf/holder above the fuse box on N/S. Careful prizing the shelf out. I found the buzzer at the back. It has a 5 amp fuse part way along the wires. Also believe it is wired to the 180w socket on the dashboard so if that doesn't work I guess the buzzer won't. The fuse is in this side but it has been wrongly wired to the cigarette lighter so find the cig lighter fuse and change that. I got the socket working but no buzzer. Took the buzzer off and tested it, works fine. Put it back, no go. I guess I'll try cleaning the switch when it stops raining
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Post by kennion on Fri May 30, 2014 7:27 pm

Had a look at switch today. Took off the robber protection on bottom and around the wiring. Only 1 live wire going to the switch. Discovered a wire with broken end in a plastic tube that goes off under the vehicle. The switch had a pop rivet holding it on so removed that. Discovered that the wire with broken end should have been earthed onto the rivet so I guess someone couldn't be bothered fixing it. Replaced the rivet (which wasn't a good idea) with a nut and bolt holding both the switch onto the bracket and the earth wire. Wow! It works (Thanks to my Neighbour)


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Post by hosepiper on Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:54 pm

Thanks for all the info folks. My step was working on manual switching but not on the ignition auto close system. After reading your posts and looking under the drivers seat I found a 5 amp fuse all on its own. It was blown! Having replaced it everything is now working as it should do.
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