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Post by Lemon2 on Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:15 pm

Hi

I have read in my handbook that my 2016 Nuevo is configured so that when the van is unlocked using the remote on the key fob, the awning light comes on and the step drops down and the converse when it is locked. It says in the handbook that this is configurable by the dealer and may be switched off. My van has never worked in this way and I'd like it to, mainly as I'd feel safer returning to the van when it is dark. The van has to go back to the dealer next week and I've asked that while it is there, they sort the configuration out. They are happy to have a look at it but are not sure whether it is something they can do or whether because it works from the key fob, it has to be done by a Peugeot dealer.

It would be helpful to know whether other owners have their vans configured in this way and whether it was AS, the dealer or Peugeot who set that up. Also, I'm an absolute novice at this sort of thing and so any advice about what I should be asking the dealer to do would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Step and awning light

Post by Machloop on Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:02 pm

Lemon2 wrote:I have read in my handbook that my 2016 Nuevo is configured so that when the van is unlocked using the remote on the key fob, the awning light comes on and the step drops down and the converse when it is locked.
Take a look at this thread..............

EM 50 Unit

I've not got around to sorting it on Van D'or yet but this thread is a good start for you.

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Re: Step and awning light

Post by Lemon2 on Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:24 pm

Thanks Machloop I appreciate the response.

I saw that thread but it was too technical for me to understand and the fix isn't anything I'd tackle. What I did take from it is that it is likely that it can be sorted from the dealer rather than from Peugeot but I may have misunderstood that!

I'm just keen to know whether other owners have their van configured this way and how that came about. Whether their dealers did it and what it was that they did. Basically I just want to be a bit more informed really and not get caught between the dealer and Peugeot about who can do the configuration. It seems it should have come from AS with the configuration in place and it didn't.

It isn't a major problem but would help with security when returning to the van at night and as we are at the dealers next week for a recall item the I thought I'd use the opportunity to get them to sort this. Sadly it doesn't sound that simple!

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Re: Step and awning light

Post by dbroada on Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:45 pm

I would expect the EM50 to have been added by AS, not Peugeot (or in my case Fiat) so you should start with your dealer. I'm not sure how I want my awning light to work so I'm not yet rushing to change it.

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Re: Step and awning light

Post by inspiredron on Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:51 pm

My van is a 2012 and I did the mod myself. It was very easy and is documented on this forum.

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Re: Step and awning light

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:29 pm

This is the inside of the EM50 unit. The two blue jumpers are what you need. These will extend the step and switch the awning light when opening. The two pins above are the position for another jumper which retracts the step on closing, I decided I didn't want that. Simple DIY fit once you get the jumpers.


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Re: Step and awning light

Post by Paramedic on Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:07 am

Hi Lemon2, apologies for any confusion on my part, but have you not witnessed the deployment of the step with the awning light activated during demonstration by the dealer?

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Re: Step and awning light

Post by dbroada on Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:50 am

Paramedic wrote:Hi Lemon2, apologies for any confusion on my part, but have you not witnessed the deployment of the step with the awning light activated during demonstration by the dealer?
I'm not Lemon2 but I certainly didn't have this demonstrated when we got our van last year.

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Re: Step and awning light

Post by Liam on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:50 am

Hi Lemon 2,
I believe your van is a 2016 model?  
In which case as the key fob is already talking to the vehicle (i.e. locking and unlocking the vehicle) then the operational configuration changes you require, I believe, is via the AS fitted EC480 control panel  and yes, it seems a daunting operation when reading the manual. However it is relatively simple if you take your time and follow the manual instructions - just a question of pushing a few buttons.
On the other hand your motor home dealer (I assume they are AS approved!!) should be able to do it in double quick time - if they can't then they have not trained their technicians correctly!!
When delivered our van was configured for the step to auto operate when locking and unlocking the vehicle but we found it more convenient to change it to manual operation via the button just inside the habitation door -  the awning light operates.
Hope this helps,
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Re: Step and awning light

Post by Machloop on Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:47 pm

All this depends on what Sargent units you have fitted to your van.  As you rightly thought, this modification is nothing to do with Peugeot or FIAT but with the EC-50 unit fitted by AS.  The other thread clearly shows how to modify the EC50 with a couple of jumpers like these on ebay at the moment......

But, if you have a later EC unit fitted like my EC-40 it is not so simple [if possible at all].  .

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Re: Step and awning light

Post by Liam on Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:50 pm

Mac,
I think you will find that the more recent AS Coachbuilds vans have the EC480 control panel fitted and the adjustment Lemon2 seeks is simply made via the maintenance menu within that control panel - there is no requirement to fit jumpers as far as I am aware.
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Re: Step and awning light

Post by Lemon2 on Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:51 pm

Hi

Thanks for all your input. The van has an EC 328 control panel not the 480 (which I had on a previous van) and looking at the handbook there isn't any guidance in there as to how the modification can be made from the 328. It is an easy control panel to use and I've had to recalibrate various settings on a few occasions but can find nothing related to the step. The awning light is manually controlled from the 'aux' setting on the panel.

You've answered my question though-it seems that it is something that the dealer should be able to do themselves rather than passing me off to Peugeot. I was surprised when the dealer (AS approved) said that they may not be able to do it and so I'm now in a more informed position to have the conversation with them. No Paramedic, the dealer didn't demonstrate this, instead they demonstrated only manual use of the step and awning light. From this I mistakenly assumed that my van would not work in this way and it was only when going through the detail of the manual that I found that it was possible.

Thanks again for all of the advice.

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Re: Step and awning light

Post by Liam on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:30 pm

Hi Lemon2,
Looking at the manual for your van I think PSU and Control panel have the same number - EC328 - they come as a complete unit from Sargent. 
You can download the Sargent manual if that is any help but I would suggest you give Auto Sleepers Service Center (01386 853511) a call - Mark Burdett the service manager will be able to talk you through what you need to do to change the step setting. He is very helpful and knowledgeable on all of the AS models and their functions.
Let us know how you get on.
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Re: Step and awning light

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:33 pm

If you have the EM380 PSU you should also have the EM50, (probably on the floor behind the driver's seat or in the settee base. Auto switching of the Step and light are not controlled by the control panel.

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Re: Step and awning light

Post by inspiredron on Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:32 pm

If you send me a pm with your email address I will forward pdf's of the EM50 and EC328 data and instructions.

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Re: Step and awning light

Post by Lemon2 on Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:46 pm

Hi Ron

Thanks very much for the offer but I'm not going to tackle this. The forum has been really helpful as I now know that this is the dealers remit and not the base vehicle manufacturer. The van is going in next week and I'll ask them to do it then. I'll let you know how I get on.

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