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Old 07-27-2015, 05:52 AM   #1
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Check brake fuse

Today I got my first Check Engine Light. It said "Check Brake Fuse." I have never seen this before. I tested the brake lights and they worked fine. I didn't know the Check Engine System included the brake lights?
Anyone know what I need to do
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First off, how about posting which coach/chassis you have. It's hard to tell you where to look without that information.

Regardless of the lack of model/chassis information, the brake light fuse it is referring to coach brake lights and, since they are part of the chassis it does not surprise me that they are monitored.

Was anything hooked up to the 7-way plug when you got this light?
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2013 phaeton 40qbh. Nothing hooked to 7 way. Here's what Freightliner said.Dear Customer,
There is no brake fuse. I do not know why that message comes up as low
brake fuse but what it means is that your battery voltage is low.
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The is no brake fuse (they are air brakes) but there are brake light fuses. The brake lights are fused on my 2014 so I'm kind of curious about Freightliner's answer. There is a square plastic circuit box in the same passenger side compartment that contains your chassis batteries. The fuses are marked.

The other place to check is the actual sockets themselves. Check for corrosion or a loose ground wire. Either one could cause low voltage to the lamps.
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It might be referring to your engine brake and not your air brakes.
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Today I got my first Check Engine Light. It said "Check Brake Fuse." I have never seen this before. I tested the brake lights and they worked fine. I didn't know the Check Engine System included the brake lights?
Anyone know what I need to do
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What year/model is your Tiffin coach?
Do you really have an indicator light that reads CHECK BRAKE FUSE? ...(I have never seen one).
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We have a 2010 Tiffin Phaeton QTH. We received the same exact message "Check Brake Fuse". This message came on our dash where it shows mileage, generator hours, etc. This came on after we unhitched our tow car. We have looked and cannot find any location of the "Brake Fuse". Any suggestions where to look? Thanks for your help
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I called Freighliner 24/7 they told me that this could be a result of low alt output but not brakes. I would call them though since we have different years. Things d change. I have never seen this again.
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2013 phaeton 40qbh. Nothing hooked to 7 way. Here's what Freightliner said:
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There is no brake fuse. I do not know why that message comes up as low brake fuse but what it means is that your battery voltage is low.
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I called Freighliner 24/7 they told me that this could be a result of low alt output but not brakes. I would call them though since we have different years. Things d change. I have never seen this again.
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Are you saying that you're getting a Warning Light on the dash that says "Check Brake Fuse" and Freightliner says it means "Battery Voltage Is Low" ...or "Low Alternator Output"?

If that is the case me thinks it's time to call Freightliner, or Tiffin, or BOTH and ask: "Why on earth did you put a "Warning Light" on the dash display that does not mean what it says?

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