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Jacks will not retract

Tried all directions in manual, still don't work

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The jack system is wired through various safety apertures and all must be in the proper setting for the system to work. Many require the emergency parking brake to be set, the vehicle must be in park and I have even seen one system that the driver must be in their seat with their safety belt on before that jacks would retract. The last vehicle I repaired with this issue I found that on the dash the vehicle indicated that it was in park but the neutral switch located on the transmission had not properly locked into park. Have you visually inspected the jacks to verify their position. There are times that the jacks will retract but due to low fluid level the alarm remains activated showing that the jacks are down. With these systems, in most cases, the jacks retracting is basically a release valve being activated and springs pulling the jacks back up into the retracted position.

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