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Old 08-01-2010, 12:56 AM   #1
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ATTN: US Gear users

The other day we were informed by a fellow motorist that we had no brake lights. Oddly enough all brake lights worked when connected to the coach.

Since none of the five brake lights lit when not connected a fuse was suspected, but this was not the case. Took the Jeep to a dealer to resolve the problem and got wind that they were putting together an estimate to replace the De-Celerator module. This took several hours to locate. Being a doubting Thomas I called US Gear and was told that this could in fact be a bad relay in the module. US Gears' fix: Take the relay out of the brake line by resplicing the brake wire back together. Passed this solution on and problem solved! Makes sense if you think about it.

US Gear also indicated that their new module will not have the unnecessary brake relay. Sorry to say I didn't get whether it is already in production or is a prototype. In any event this info should save you or your mechanic significant time in solving this issue should it occur to you. Better yet why not just resplice the wire now to prevent any occurance.

This problem in no way changes my opinion that this is the best supplementary braking system around.
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Thanks for posting the info, ED.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:14 PM   #3
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The Decelerator breaks the brake light wire? Not on mine (But then you may have a newer model)

There is no reason is should do that.
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:18 PM   #4
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This is why I don't like the permanent/invasive systems, 'cause stupid problems like these pop up. Got rid of my old one and got me a D-Brake Professional Tow Brake
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Never heard of that problem before.

FYI -- we have been very happy with our US Gear -- over 40,000 mi towing (same toad, 2 different rigs) -- without a problem.
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