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Old 06-24-2015, 10:29 PM   #1
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Brake Lights Troubleshooting

Hello - My brake lights went out and the brakes failed to shutoff the cruise control. After researching irv2 threads I came to the conclusion that those two symptoms point to a bad brake switch (Cole Hersee switch). So, I replace the switch and the brakes lights still do not work. Is there a brake light fuse somewhere above the connector to the brake light switch? Thank you for your help.
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Yes , every 12v system in your coach will have a fuse somewhere.

Have you checked for a constant hot wire at the brake switch, brake lights are a direct battery feed through the fuse from the battery.
The fuse will be in the chassis fuse panel, not with the coach interior fuses.

What chassis is your coach built on? Or does Alpine build their own chassis.
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It is a 1999 Western Alpine build on a Peak chassis.
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It is a 1999 Western Alpine build on a Peak chassis.
Thanks for posting the chassis info, sorry I can't help with a fuse box location.
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The bulk of the automotive or chassis fuses are located under the dash, behind the panel, in front of the front passenger seat [for non-Vansco coaches]. Lots of good info on this topic--just use the search function on this forum....
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Hello - My brake lights went out and the brakes failed to shutoff the cruise control. After researching irv2 threads I came to the conclusion that those two symptoms point to a bad brake switch (Cole Hersee switch). So, I replace the switch and the brakes lights still do not work. Is there a brake light fuse somewhere above the connector to the brake light switch? Thank you for your help.
Same thing happened to us yesterday. Our son is driving us out a new brake switch and we will have a nearby shop do the install,DW says not to even think about trying to make it home to do the install and she's right.Boy what a feeling to tap the brakes and then step on the brake harder just to feel the rig keep on charging!! Not a good design
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Update on the brake light issue: I narrowed down the problem to a blown fuse and bad Cole Hersee switch. Both were replaced and the brake lights work again. Thanks for the replies.
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For the record- 15A GM (blade) type fuse in the "BATTERY VEC" or fuse/relay block on firewall ahead of passenger's feet
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