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Old 12-26-2015, 10:10 AM   #1
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Brake Switch for Cruise/ Exhaust Brake

Does anyone have an after market six wire Brake Switch that one would want to sell. Mine has worn out. The company is no longer in business.This switch allows the cruise control and exhaust brake to be on at the same time.

The controller is about 2.5 inches square and has six wires coming off the controller?
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Information on you coach would be helpful.
Chassis manufacturer ? Year ?
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I love my brake switch. Shame that he went out of business. If he is still around maybe someone would be interested in buying rights etc to continue it. Although it may have been an under utilized product it is definitely a benefit for my coach.


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Yep,
It sure would be nice to know make/model/year/engine/chassis etc. That way, others with the same info might be able to help. Although I know our coach pretty well due to the amount of work and maintenance I've performed, I must have that same kind of brake switch in our coach, an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the C-7 330HP CAT. Ever since we purchased it about 4.5 years ago, I've had the cruise on and used the e-brake and, there's never been any issues.
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:28 AM   #5
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I love my brake switch. Shame that he went out of business. If he is still around maybe someone would be interested in buying rights etc to continue it. Although it may have been an under utilized product it is definitely a benefit for my coach.


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I talked to him about four years ago and since then have the design on my blog. It is an improved version with the addition of an additional foot activated switch to return the PAC to normal operation with your foot.

see my blog
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Does anyone have an after market six wire Brake Switch that one would want to sell. Mine has worn out. The company is no longer in business.This switch allows the cruise control and exhaust brake to be on at the same time.

The controller is about 2.5 inches square and has six wires coming off the controller?
The only thing that is in it is a relay.
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There is no demand for the brake switch any more. It only works on older coaches. Newer coaches with electronically controlled engines don't need it. The cruise and exhaust brake functions are controlled by the engine ECM. I have one on my 96 Monaco.
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There is no demand for the brake switch any more. It only works on older coaches. Newer coaches with electronically controlled engines don't need it. The cruise and exhaust brake functions are controlled by the engine ECM. I have one on my 96 Monaco.
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I think that folks could install these switches even on the newer Coach's instead of going to a Allison service center to have the TCM reprogrammed is all.
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I put one on my 2004 - I think he's talking about the one that Homer (I think his name was) designed and sold. I believe you can get the same result having the transmission programed.
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The coach is a 2004 Holiday Rambler Endeavor 40 PST on a Roadmaster Chasis.
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I have the foot switch on a 92 Signature. Not sure how it actually works and the manuals do not address it.
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The only thing that is in it is a relay.

I think I remember Homer telling me that also!
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I have the foot switch on a 92 Signature. Not sure how it actually works and the manuals do not address it.
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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Does anyone have an after market six wire Brake Switch that one would want to sell. Mine has worn out. The company is no longer in business.This switch allows the cruise control and exhaust brake to be on at the same time.
The controller is about 2.5 inches square and has six wires coming off the controller?
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Information on you coach would be helpful.
Chassis manufacturer ? Year ?
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It sure would be nice to know make/model/year/engine/chassis etc.
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The "BrakeSwitch" that Robert T, (the OP), is talking/asking about is a no longer available add on, after market accessory that works on any diesel powered coach with an exhaust brake.
(IMO there is NO NEED TO KNOW the make/model/year/engine/chassis etc. of the OP's coach).
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