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Old 05-05-2014, 05:19 AM   #1
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Brake lights not working help

Planed on going on this am, but after checking my motorhome yesterday afternoon, found the brake lights not working. They were working about two weeks ago for sure. Had the tires balance with putting beads in the tires (first for me) drove it home, not sure lights were working after that. Turn signals working, running lights work. Another thing that is different the air bags normally deflat after turning the key off, not sure if this is suppose to work that way or not. Now the air bags stay pumped up. Checked every fuse inside the bag that houses the 12 v system. All checked good. Anybody got any ideas how to continue to troubleshoot this?
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:51 AM   #3
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Fuses can be located in several different places on many coaches. We have fuses for chassis-related items under the dash, under the hood and in an outside bay.

Another thing to check is the ground. As coaches get older, ground connections corrode and loose contact.
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What chassis do you have?

Our members can offer more help knowing the chassis brand.
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I'd check the brake switch at the pedal, a good place to start.
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The brake light switches on my DP are air activated, 2 switches , one on each ; front / rear air brake lines.
Are you testing with the system aired up ?

EDIT: Also , air suspension , on my Freightliner chassis anyway, stays up for a week or more with the key off , unless I use the leveler system to dump the air.
So , I would not consider your , deflate with key off , normal . Tire store may have fixed something , they thought they broke.
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Sometimes the fuse is all by itself. My stopped working after I hooked up a trailer. We found a small black plug on the wall by the fuse box. A little larger than a fuse. It had one fuse in ti for the brake.
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Followup brakes lights not working

Called a mobile rv/truck repair guy today I have used him them in the pass. They checked the brake switch OK, check blubs OK, checked all fuses in two locations, checked OK, found a relay in a aft compartment that appeared to be a problem, installed another relay that was detached from the custer that it was mounted to adding wired to remotely installed the new relay. Brakes lights worked, but would not turn off until touching a post on the relay. The end results, they gave up. I say they the first guy called his boss who came to my house and took over after a hour. The end results they gave up, gave me a bill for $280.00 discounted because they could not fix it and I was a return customer. I made appointment to another repair in the AM.
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Followup brakes lights not working

My motorhome is a Freightliner 2004 Gulf Stream 36 Ft
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Sounds like a call to the Freightliner, free help line is in order.
Have your serial number handy.
1-800-FTL-HELP
1-800-385-4357
Maybe they can e mail you a schematic of the brake light wiring, for your chassis.
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Followup

For anyone interested, the problem was a wire connector was corroted (sp) it was cleaned and reinstalled fixed all my problems. If you live around Pensacola FL the best I found was Gary Sapp on Pine Forrest Rd..........
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