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Old 06-14-2014, 10:12 PM   #1
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Switched Electric Brake Booster

I know I have read about the electric brake booster on the forum before, but I am unable to find it in the search.

I was sitting in the campground and turned on the ignition, stepped on the brake. The booster doesn't make any noise and the pedal is hard. I think I read about a fuse but do not find it in the passenger side dash area. The cruise control didn't deactivate when I hit the brakes on our drive down, and I have discovered I have no brakes lights. I'm sure it is all connected.

We may have driven down here this way. But I want to try to get this fixed before our trip home tomorrow. Hydraulic brakes are fine. Exhaust brake works too.

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Old 06-14-2014, 10:39 PM   #2
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After some reading......maybe a bad brake light switch?
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:51 AM   #3
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I think it is the brake switch. Hopefully you found previous posts about this. If not look at this one Brake light switch replacement
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:17 PM   #4
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Tom, it is just the coach's way of getting back at you for leaving it idle for so long. Glad to see Patty is doing better. ( Got to read FB as well as IRV2.)
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:26 PM   #5
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You guys are great!!!! Thanks for the reply.

I was under the coach in the campground of course...... I had 12v to the switch. I unplugged everything and plugged the connections back in. Pounded on the switch, got back in the MH and it is fixed for now.

Then I found your posts on the switch. I am ordering one now.

Patty is a bit sore today. Over did the walking yesterday. But everyone in the campground knew Hannah!

Did I say I love driving this machine. We have winding roads down the the Ohio river, and we handle like we are on rails.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:28 PM   #6
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All fixed. $16.42 bought locally. Of course it took me four hours. Once I replaced the switch, I greased the brake zerk and steering zerk. Then on to all the front end grease fittings. Checked the wiring from the genset to the coach.......since I was under there....ect.

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Old 06-25-2014, 07:15 AM   #7
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Did you find the upper zerk on the steering column [behind the plastic cover, to the left of the accel pedal]. Finding this zerk is a true snipe hunt--with the column cover off, besure to lubricate the large rubber gasket that seals the steering column as it goes thru the floor too.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:52 PM   #8
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Imho- every Alpine Coach 2003 and older should simply replace the brake switch on a PM basis. This switch sets in a road spray area and will eventually corrode & fail. After 10 years you've got your use out of it. Retire the the old man & put a fresh youngster in his place. It's a common story happening all over.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:00 AM   #9
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Switched Electric Brake Booster

OS.....I got a small job for the weekend now. At least I won't be on my creeper sliding in and out from under the coach and scraping my bald head on a sharp corner of steel!

EM. It definitely was a bit stiff and range of motion was small. I did save it.........I don't know why.
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