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Old 09-08-2014, 04:58 PM   #15
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Exhaust brake

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On my 1998 Tradewinds, there is a fuse for the exhaust brake located next to the drivers seat, but not in a fuse panel. It's an inline 10A fuse. I have had to replace it once. Follow the leads from the switch, you'll find the fuse housing connected.
Hi Jim. Did you have to remove the panel with the compression brake button to find the in line fuse? I checked the fuse panel and found a fuse for the Comp. brake but it was fine.

Thanks, Rod

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Old 09-08-2014, 05:18 PM   #16
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Disconnect the air line, spray the heck out of everything connected to the exhaust break, now grab the butterfly valve lever (the part where the air ram connects to) with a pair of vice grips and start to move it back and forth, spray it again and keep moving it till its moving free, now hook the air line back up and leave it on and use it often

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Old 09-12-2014, 07:56 PM   #17
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On my Tradewinds, there is a panel below the switch. Mine has 2 panels, the front one below the Transmission touchpad, the other is below the exhaust switch. The inline fuse is wired to the switch. It's suppose to be a 10A although when it first blew, it was a 5A. We've been out of touch on the Oregon Coast, No verizon and too many trees for Satellite.
Good luck.

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