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Old 02-03-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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Brake Buddy

Has any one heard of a Break Buddy causing a fire in the tow vehicle? I had just that problem traveling in Az towing a 05 Suburban. The whole center of the dash was gutted, don't know why it didn't keep burning. Break Buddy has not a clue what could have happened. I unplugged the Break Buddy from the cigar lighter and it still operates. Of course the fuse was blown under the dash, but I assume that most any fuse for related wiring in that area was blown also. The ignition was not on because that model did not lock the steering wheel. Onstar did not notify us because it was not an accident. I personally thought that it was not that effective of a breaking system without the vacuum assist.

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Not inside but the Brake Buddy I had caused a fire on the wheel ends on my 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier. Glad I stopped and found the wheels just smoking instead of the entire vehicle. Dan Decker at BB refunded my expenses to have everything renewed on my car.
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