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Old 03-13-2015, 09:46 AM   #1
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Brake Away Switch for Patriot System

just purchased a second hand patriot braking system. The only thing it didnt come with is a brake away switch, is it possible to use a regular type brake away switch? if so what type of plug do i use to plug it into the patriot box? also how is it wired in? guess theres a 50/50 chance of getting it right or wrong

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Old 03-13-2015, 09:50 AM   #2
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I would just order the breakway switch from BlueOx... It's cheap and easy. I mounted mine on my (aftermarket steel) front bumper, then routed the wire through a rubber plug that was already in my Jeep Wrangler's firewall. Then on the inside of the Jeep, the plug looks like a simple 1/8" headphone jack and it plugs into the port on the top of the Patriot. Plug it in before turning it on and when the Patriot goes through it's regular setup, it will recognize that there is a breakaway switch plugged in, test it, and then use it.

You can also manually test the breakaway yourself by yanking out the pin, which is what would happen in an emergency break-away situation. I recommend that you do this just so that you verify it works and can see it with your own eyes.

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I had to purchase a replacement for my Patriot when I traded vehicles. This was the kit I got.

Replacement Breakaway Switch for Blue Ox Patriot Supplemental Braking System Blue Ox Accessories and Parts BRK2505
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:45 PM   #4
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FYI,a regular brake away switch will work. $15.00 bucks instead of $75.00 for the blue OX model which is the exact same minus the headphone plug. installed and tested.
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