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Old 12-28-2015, 10:34 AM   #15
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Me thinks anyone who repairs electronic devices should be able to test the various components in your BrakeSwitch and fix it.
Good luck...(I would not want to drive my coach without my BrakeSwitch working either)
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:38 AM   #16
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Me thinks anyone who repairs electronic devices should be able to test the various components in your BrakeSwitch and fix it.
Good luck...(I would not want to drive without my BrakeSwitch either)
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Mel, I think there's only one component in there, a relay!
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:57 AM   #17
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Per Cummins I can not program the ECM to do what the brake switch does. I have not removed the Brake Switch from the coach yet,but if the rear of the unit is not plastic molded sealed someone told me that maybe Dinosaur Electronics in Lincoln Oregon maybe able to repair this switch. Has anyone had any experience with Dinosaur Electronics. My friend had Dinosaur repair his jack ECM and was reasonable , he was very pleased with their work.

Ladagobago states he has a blog but not sure how to access the blog.
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Mel, I think there's only one component in there, a relay!
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I know there are 2 relays in my BrakeSwitch but I don't recall if there are any other components...(I'm not going to remove mine and open it up to find out).
BTW I don't know if both relays are used in my application.

I any case if the OP wants his BrakeSwitch to work again me thinks any and all components in his could be tested...(and replaced as necessary).

Hopefully some one with a Brakeswitch he's no using, or no longer needs. will reply to Robert T's post.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:50 AM   #19
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Did not mean to sound totally clueless, when my jake brake switch (LOW is three cylinders and HI is all six) is on and I just let off the gas I can hear it working back there. The Heel button to the left of my cockpit is just laying there on the floor. Do I use that when the cruise control is on?
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A "BrakeSwitch", (which is the subject of this thread), is used to control an "exhaust brake"..not a "compression release engine brake", (aka: Jake Brake).
However you might find an answer to your question by Googling "jake brake foot switch".
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Mel, I think there's only one component in there, a relay!
In post #6 in his blog
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Does anyone have an after market six wire Brake Switch that one would want to sell.
The controller is about 2.5 inches square and has six wires coming off the controller?
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That wiring diagram is for the "four wire BrakeSwitch"... NOT for the "six wire BrakeSwitch", (which is BrakeSwitch the OP wants/needs/is looking for).
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I was one of the last people to talk with Homer the inventor of the brakeswitch. His website is no longer up. He only had one unit left and told me he was not making anymore but did discuss with me the operation and the internals. As I indicated earlier, it is nothing more than a relay. very basic and simple which is why I put this on the blog. for those that are not internet savvy, the blog is linked on my signature.

I googled a few links for anyone interested. the first is from back in 2006 irv2
Question requarding "Brake Switch" product?
the second is from a website.
"BrakeSwitch" Exhaust Brake Controller Installation

I know that the circuit will work on most isb cummins operations. don't know about any other brands or models. my only improvement was to provide an override foot switch.
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I was one of the last people to talk with Homer the inventor of the brakeswitch. His website is no longer up. He only had one unit left and told me he was not making anymore but did discuss with me the operation and the internals. As I indicated earlier, it is nothing more than a relay. very basic and simple which is why I put this on the blog. for those that are not internet savvy, the blog is linked on my signature.

I googled a few links for anyone interested. the first is from back in 2006 irv2
Question requarding "Brake Switch" product?
the second is from a website.
"BrakeSwitch" Exhaust Brake Controller Installation

I know that the circuit will work on most isb cummins operations. don't know about any other brands or models. my only improvement was to provide an override foot switch.
FYI It seems work well on my 330 CAT.
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