Originally Posted by codym
So I removed the wheelchair lift out of my 1994 Blue Bird TC2000 and now the bus won't start. It cranks but won't turn over. Has anyone had this problem? What do I do?
I had an interlock issue on my rear emergency door. Funny thing is it even had a little sign on the door identifying it as an interlock door.
Yet after I disconnected and couldn't start the bus, I freaked out for about two hours. Lessons hard learned never go away. I fixed it by replacing the parts that I had removed. I understand that you aren't able to do that at this point.
The only difference that I can tell between your situation and mine is that when I attempted to start the bus I only got a loud clunking sound from the control panel to the left of the driver's seat.
The motor didn't engage at all.
You may have more going on then just an interlock, but lord knows I'm no expert.
Also, an interlock is usually just a pressure switch that closes a circuit. Potentially, if you could track down the wires that were connected to the interlock and connect them together, it should bypass the system until you can lock down the specific relay to remove.
Interestingly, I also have a wheelchair lift but it does not have an interlock at all. It's on the side door and I have already disconnected the wiring to it.