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Hi, the electric deployable side steps are making a loud noise when opening and closing. Does anyone know how to disable them? What sort of maintenance is requiered? I am second owner and do not have documentation. Thanks very much
 

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I don’t have them. But I seem to recall there is a switch on the overhead console that will turn them off.



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Press the button up on the ceiling console designated for the side steps down and while holding the button you then turned the key to position two. Hold it for 15 seconds and release the button and turned the key back to off. Normally the light on the designated button will blink a couple times letting you know they are on or off.
 

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Thanks Mark, I do have start/stop button so I guess I would need to press it -just found a video-. Do you know if there is a specific maintenance? they work but make a horrible sound when working. Happened without a reason today. Thanks
 

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When i put my car in for a service last year with my local indie garage, the mechanic greased up all the moving parts of my deploy-able side steps as he said its looked like it needed it. must admit that they work tons smoother and quicker to deploy after he did that. I`m guessing its probably part of a normal service that a RR garage would do each year if you have them fitted. There is a long metal rod that runs down the whole length of the sidestep which is connected to the motors assembly that actuates the steps to move, this rod definitely needs to be greased up at its contact points. The side steps have a pretty hard life being situated where they are and how often it has to operate. i always turn mine off in icy/snow weather due to all the salt on the roads.
 

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Thanks it worked. I will try to figure out what might be happening with them.
 

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Hope you can work out what’s wrong with your steps. I’ve attached some pics of my steps and the long rod that I mentioned above. As you can see the rod needs greasing up again as it looks very rusty, I might use a wire brush on it and repaint it with rust inhibitor paint to protect it. All the areas that clamp onto the moving parts need lubricating. It’s amazing how tuff the side steps are and how much weight they can take and still move in and out so smoothly !
 

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I've always avoided these given I had a feeling they were more a pain than anything else.... I see I was correct in that assumption.
 

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I don’t have these side steps. But if they were the biggest pain in ownership, I’d be okay with that considering there could almost always be a bigger pain somewhere else in the vehicle.


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I've always avoided these given I had a feeling they were more a pain than anything else.... I see I was correct in that assumption.
No more of a pain than anything else on a RR ! if you look after them they work fine. just needs servicing from time to time same as most moving parts on a car.
 

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No more of a pain than anything else on a RR ! if you look after them they work fine. just needs servicing from time to time same as most moving parts on a car.

That's my point, you've turned something as simple as a side step into another complicated thing. Don't get me wrong they're cool and I considered it. But then a scenario ran through my head where one wouldn't close, or they'd make a chirp, stop working, etc etc... Pass.
 

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Hi, the side steps are really useful, particularly if you have a family. I will get them fixed at the garage shop.
 
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