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Old 03-01-2007, 08:44 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a Brake Buddy surge brake for my toad, which is a '93 Honda Accord EX with a 5-spd manual transmission. The setup procedure seems pretty straignt forward, but the last thing I want to have happen is for the brakes to be activated and not released. I would appreciate any hints and tips from experienced users.

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Old 03-01-2007, 08:44 AM   #2
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I recently purchased a Brake Buddy surge brake for my toad, which is a '93 Honda Accord EX with a 5-spd manual transmission. The setup procedure seems pretty straignt forward, but the last thing I want to have happen is for the brakes to be activated and not released. I would appreciate any hints and tips from experienced users.

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Old 03-01-2007, 10:48 AM   #3
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have used brake buddy for 10 years and i test it each time i hookup. press the test button and watch the brake pedal return to off. that will let you know there is no brakes still activated.
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:20 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tommywilson:
have used brake buddy for 10 years </div></BLOCKQUOTE>That's a good one, I though I had one of the first models in 2001! It was housed in a square metal box.
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:11 PM   #5
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You can get the alert system but if you do not trust that then you run a wire to a tatle tale light into the connection to the 12 volt FROG source. He time the pump comes on you will know that or wire the tatle tale light into the alert connections.
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I have had one since 03. Works great. Would strongly suggest the alert system. Not only will it warn you if it says on but it will help in knowing how to set the sensitivity. I set mine to 1 or 2 so it do not come on at easy stops. But it is nice to see the red light come on when I really need it.
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Hey Bigred1,

I got the alert system & brake away switch when I bought my Brake Buddy in 2001. I also have the old square metal box that Driver mentioned. The alert system is in 2 parts one part hooks to Brake Buddy and one part mounts on motorhome dash, and it lights up anytime the Brake Buddy puts on the toad brakes! I like this system a lot, and find it easy to use!!
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:59 PM   #8
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My unit also has the alert and break away accessories. However, I'd like to have a backup alert on the car's brakes being engaged. It occurs to me that the Brake Buddy could have released but there is still enough pressure on the pedal to keep the brake at least partially engaged. Along the lines of what Wally suggested, I was thinking of installing a connection into the car's brake switch or brake light wiring and connecting this to either another light in the dash area of the coach or connecting it to the same wiring that drives the Brake Buddy's alert transmitter. I'm not a wiring expert so if anyone has any ideas on this plz jump in!
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I don't have a Brake Buddy, but do use a Roadmaster Even Brake. The remote sensor in the MH tells me when the unit activates, and has a feature that turns it off if the brake activates for an extended time. Does the Brake Buddy have a similar feature? I thought they were all pretty much the same.
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