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Old 08-29-2007, 12:11 PM   #1
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If anyone has ever replaced the brake light switch on an 02 Alpine Coach can you tell me where I can get the part. There are no numbers on the switch and WRV could not tell me anything about the switch. NAPA could not match it up with anything but said that it would help if I knew who manufactured it. This switch also operates the cruise control cancel but for now I can cancel cruise on the steering wheel. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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If anyone has ever replaced the brake light switch on an 02 Alpine Coach can you tell me where I can get the part. There are no numbers on the switch and WRV could not tell me anything about the switch. NAPA could not match it up with anything but said that it would help if I knew who manufactured it. This switch also operates the cruise control cancel but for now I can cancel cruise on the steering wheel. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:43 PM   #3
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Hello & Welcome AlpineJG:

If your switch is under the floor as in the 01, I would look at Cole Hersee Co Catalog. On my 01, I believe the Part Numbers are M-608, or a 90043-07.
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:22 AM   #4
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Well I'll be darned. Just completed a cross country trip, and my brake lights have failed, too. And, the cruise control will not cancel when the brakes are applied. Does this sound a little like what you had happen, Alpinejg??

If so, then I'm going to look for the elusive brake light switch and try to obtain me one of them critters.

Does anyone know where the fuses used in the lighting system (brakes, turn signals, tailights, etc) are located on the '03 38' FDTS coach?? Please......

Thanks, in advance for all your help.

J. S. Eddy, Douglas, GA
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:27 PM   #5
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Hello J. S. Eddy:

The first clue I had that the brake light switch was going bad is when the Cruise Control would not cancel when I applied the brakes it was intermittent. I than physically checked the brake lights and verified they did not work the turn signals continued to function properly. Since I replaced the switch I have had no problems.

Some of lights, horn and other engine coach fuses should be behind the panel on the passenger side in the black boxes.
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:50 PM   #6
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We shorted out a fuse for the brake lights on our '02. The fuse was in the cluster of fuses behind the carpeted panel in front of the passenger seat. We went to a big truck parts place, and the salesperson immediately recognized it as a Freightliner part. We replaced it well over two years ago with no other lighting problem since.
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slflynn - Please clarify for me, was the fuse a Freightliner part or the cluster a Freightliner part. How about the entire panel, is it an Alpine part or someone elses. Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:02 AM   #8
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Hello to all. Alpinejg, slflynn1, and Steve, and Dave Fernandez..... Now I'm greatly curious about what, where, and how.
Dave, my coach is an '03. Might it be like your '01 and maybe alpinejg's '02? If it is under the floor, near the brake pedal I assume, how do you acdess it other than the battlefield crawl under the coach? With my gen. slide out, I have a mass of cables, wire-looms, etc on the slide rail sides and can't see anything thru that mess.
And to echo Steve's question; what, specifically, part was it that Freightliner said was theirs? It might just help in this situation.

I really appreciate the info that this forum offers.

Like another person said, "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there."


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Hello J.S.Eddy:

If your break peddle goes through the floor you must access it by crawling under the coach. You do not have to open the Gen Slide to access it. It is in an open area if front of the left front tire on the outside of the frame near the steering box. I crawled under and sat up under the master cylinder to change the stop light switch. The switch is attached to the break peddle arm.

I do drive the coach up onto blocks just to give me more room.

I hope this explanation helps.
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Thanks for the information, Dave. You are a big help. Yes, I finally crawled under, sat up, and removed the brake switch. Even went to the 'puter and got the Cole Hersee site, called up the catalog and put in those numbers. I believe, from the photo, that the M-608 is the correct one. However......

I went to NAPA and of course they don't handle anything like that..(so they said, without looking it up) so I checked out the switch back at the house, and guess what.... There was nothing wrong with the switch. I did replace two fuses in one of the little boxes in the panel.

Now, the problem is when I put on the right turn signal the emergency flashers come on. Any idea what that could be.... anyone????

The information that comes forth on this forum is great. Thanks to every contributor.

Jim '03 38' FDTS, '00 Saturn s/w toad
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