Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-06-2015, 04:54 PM   #1
Senior Member
wimberleyman's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 211
Park Brake Switch Constant Chime

Left Lakeside TX Campground Monday headed for Colorado. About 15 miles into the trip a constant chime begins (ding, ding, ding). Sounds like the ding when the transmission is in neutral and the park brake is not set. Chassis is 2001 XCS with Allison 3000 trans. Pulled off the road, put in neutral, set brake and chime stopped. Started out again and after about 30 seconds chime starts again. Pulled off the road again and called Freightliner technical support in Gaffney. Described problem to tech and he says the Park Brake Switch has gone out. Part number is 06-31933-000. He said it is located on the frame rail just in front of the driver's side rear wheels. I can order one from Gaffney and have it delivered to my destination. Problem is I have 4 days of travel before I reach my destination and I have to listen to this chiming until I get there!

He described the switch as a fairly simple replacement that bolts on and has a 3 wire connector. I asked if I could just disconnect the wire harness until I can get the new switch to replace the old one. He said he didn't think that would stop the chime because a connection had to be made for the switch to work.

My current solution is 2 pillows stuffed under the dash to muffle the chime and the CD player turned way up. Works, if you like loud music.

Preferred solutions:

#1 Find the chime under the dash and try to disable it. Anyone know where it is located?
#2 If I knew what the park brake switch looked like and it's exact location I would un-plug the harness and see if that would dis-able the chime. Can anyone provide info on this?


2001 Cruisemaster/300 Cat/2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring/Acme Tow Dolly
wimberleyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-06-2015, 07:57 PM   #2
Senior Member
Skip426's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 11,954
The wiring harness from Freightliner, to the manufacturer, comes loose on top of an empty frame , the coach manufacturer builds the dash and depending on who did the dash install, the chime could be anywhere within a three foot radius of the fire wall main harness connector.
I know not what you wanted to hear.. It took me 3/4 hour to find mine , much easier with the dash cluster loose and tilted forward, the good news is once you find it it's easy to re-locate for next time .
I don't have a picture of the location of the sensor , I have seen mine , but if you follow the air lines from top pots on the drivers side rear air brake you will find it as described on the frame rail.

99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2015, 08:08 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Richmond Hill, GA USA
Posts: 623
I've changed mine one time. It connects the air lines together, and has 3 wires. Not too hard to change if you have long arms.

I tried but could never find the noise maker under the dash.

Have you looked for a fuse to pull? you might get lucky there. That thing will drive you crazy on a long trip.

Good luck

Fred & Vicki
Richmond Hill, Ga
2000 H.R.Endeavor/Freightliner/330 Cat
Fred Cooper is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
P32 Auto Park Brake Pressure Switches Special! Ultra RV Tech Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 0 03-25-2015 11:02 AM
Park Brake Switch lilblueduce Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 1 10-20-2014 02:17 PM
Overheating Brake Light Switch ewg1022 Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 7 08-11-2014 11:38 AM
Parking brake switch Gorlininc Monaco Owner's Forum 6 04-19-2014 06:30 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.