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Old 04-20-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Quick Exhaust Brake Question 2008 Discovery 40X

When I have my Exhaust Brake on and I am slowing down.......are my brake lights on??
I hope this isn't a dumb question but, I don't know of another way to check them other than to ask you guys!!
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Craig,

That's an excellent question. There seems to be different ways the chassis manufacturers set them up. On ours, the brake lights do not come on when the exhaust brake activates.. Our friend's 2005 Excursion works the same way, but another friend's 2004 Discovery activates the brake lights when the exhaust brake comes on. We have verified this by following each other on the road. i suspect you will have to have smeone follow you to be sure which way your coach works.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:30 PM   #3
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Our rig's brake lights come on when the engine brake is working. I discovered this when driving at night on a deserted road.
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Ours brake lights come on, just drive at night youwill know about yours for sure just look in camera.
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Yes, the 2008 fleetwood 40x turns on the brakelights anytime the exhaust brake engages
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:06 AM   #6
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Craig, glad you ask, now I know!
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Another difference between rigs - my cruise control will cause the exhaust brake to come on going downhill and the brake light coming on causes the cruise control to disengage.

Logically, an exhaust brake being operated should activate the brake lights, simply because it is an auxiliary brake but countering that argument is that any gas engine with the throttle off also effectively has an auxiliary brake via the intake so therefore they should also have the brake light on.
Personally I would prefer that it not be on just so those following don't think I'm riding the brake all the way down
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Thank You All for your help, I appreciate your input!
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On our Dutch Star/Spartan chassis the center brake light comes on if the exhaust brake is turned on and activated, then when I use the service brakes all the brake lights come on.
Also, the exhaust brake activating does not cancel the cruise control like it did on our 2000 Dutch Star/Freightliner with CAT 3126
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