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Old 01-22-2020, 11:33 AM   #1
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Help with Wheelchair Lift - Ricon S5003

Hi everyone,

Before I remove the wires to the wheechair lift, I wanted to make sure it was working. Well, I can’t seem to get it to work. Does anybody have experience with these things? I hear that there are all kinds of switches, sensors, and processes that have to be followed to run these things. But mine didnt come with a manual. Is anybody familiar with them?

Here is a little video showig how mine is equipped and what I had done. (Sorry that it sounds rushed and has poor audio quality.)

https://youtu.be/T5xWssuae8c
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:39 AM   #2
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Key out, emergency brake on, lift switch on power switch on remote on
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Is the seat belt buckled? Ricons can be stupid like that.
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:54 AM   #4
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Is the seat belt buckled? Ricons can be stupid like that.
Right, That too
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Old 01-22-2020, 02:16 PM   #5
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Check for a switch up by the drivers area. Ours won't even power up until the WC lift switch is activated. Not sure what it would look like on your bus.
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Old 01-22-2020, 04:51 PM   #6
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Check for a switch up by the drivers area. Ours won't even power up until the WC lift switch is activated. Not sure what it would look like on your bus.
I have a similar lift on my thomas. for me, there is no joy without the engine running and parking brake on and wheelchair door open. i also have a switch called 'lift' which must be on. i assume yours is on because you have the green light on the lift control box. I'm sure there are various interlocks and they are different on each bus. One may require the air system to be full so it can engage the brake.

My bet in your case is run the bus till air pressure warning is off, keep in N with air brake on, open and secure rear door, ensure the seatbelt 'on the lift' is fastened.

keep in mind that any of those 3 interlock buttons on the side of the door frame may impact the process. ie: one may confirm the door is open, one may confirm the door is stowed securely open, and another confirm the door is closed, seems redundant. Shoot, one may be related to pendant placement

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Also on the Recons on the buses I drive for work sometimes the lift will fall off track in the closed position. Nudging it around a bit usually fixes this.
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Old 01-26-2020, 08:00 PM   #9
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Is the seat belt buckled? Ricons can be stupid like that.
Well, looks like it was the seat belt. I didnt actually have the male end of the seat belt anymore, so I had to unbolt the seat belt receptical (the clicky side of the seat belt) and saw that there was a two-wire pair running to it. I cut the two wires and twisted them together and voila, the whee chair lift worked.

Here is a video in case someone is more of a visual learner.
https://youtu.be/FCMf3ZA3ISo

Thank you guys. I never would have figured out that the seat belt had to be buckled in order to delpoy the wheel chair lift from vertical to horizontal. I guess they do that because it would be pretty bad if you launched the ramp but couldn't bring it back in afterwards.
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