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Old 03-11-2007, 10:35 AM   #1
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This is impossible for me to test as I am the only driver in my household.

Do the brake lights come on when the engine brake engages? I have heard it both ways across different brands.
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This is impossible for me to test as I am the only driver in my household.

Do the brake lights come on when the engine brake engages? I have heard it both ways across different brands.
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Old 03-11-2007, 10:52 AM   #3
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They do in our Essex and did in my American Eagle.

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Old 03-11-2007, 10:57 AM   #4
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On our 2007 DSDPs the brake lights do come on when using the engine brake. I was able to see the reflection in the rear view monitor in the dark.
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:45 AM   #5
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javajelly, at night it is very easy to see the reflection on your rear ladder via the back up monitor. Actually, when you look at the logic; whether you are braking via the brake pedal or the engine brake those driving behind you need to know what your intentions are.

I tow a 20' enclosed trailer with our '04 DSDP and have a Prodigy brake controller that activate the electric brakes on the trailer. When I installed the Prodigy I figured that it would only activate with the brake pedal; however, I was pleasntly surpried to find that the Prodigy is activated by either the brake pedalor the engine brake., Ken Roberts, Crossville, TN....
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:19 PM   #6
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they come on when engine brake used on my 98 dsdp..believe they do on all spartan platforms..but not 100% sure
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Actually I believe all Newmar DP's do activate the brake lights with the Pac or Jake brake except the K-2 chassis for '07, or at least most. Spartan did not order it programmed from Cummins as I believe was an oversight. Cummins can program the ECM to do it and Spartan pays the tab. I had mine programmed to work with the Jake. At this stage I would imagine most '07 MADP's and EXDP's do not work and the owners are not aware of it.

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the brake lights do not come on when my 1996 kountrystar pacbrake is activated. spartan mountainmaster chassis.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Lug_Nut:
Actually I believe all Newmar DP's do activate the brake lights with the Pac or Jake brake except the K-2 chassis for '07, or at least most. Spartan did not order it programmed from Cummins as I believe was an oversight. Cummins can program the ECM to do it and Spartan pays the tab. I had mine programmed to work with the Jake. At this stage I would imagine most '07 MADP's and EXDP's do not work and the owners are not aware of it.

Peter </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Peter is right again....As I have just returned from out of town, I had a letter detailing a CSB from Spartan in regard to my Essex, advising me to have the reprogramming done...
No call to Spartan needed and the letter even lists a web site to find the closest shop.
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