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Old 08-14-2008, 02:06 PM   #1
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Set up my Brake Buddy, just as I have before, only this time it's apparently not working. No red light coming on at the receiver in the coach (yes, the green is lit, indicating it is working,) no tug on the coach, telling me toad brakes have been applied. Double checked settings, tested and retested using the button, cycled the air pressure motor several times to clear any vacuums, etc.

Drove and braked - still nothing. The thing that comes to mind is, if the electronics are all working, that leaves only the "pendulum" or whatever activates the inertia dependend system to apply the brakes.

Any thoughts?
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Set up my Brake Buddy, just as I have before, only this time it's apparently not working. No red light coming on at the receiver in the coach (yes, the green is lit, indicating it is working,) no tug on the coach, telling me toad brakes have been applied. Double checked settings, tested and retested using the button, cycled the air pressure motor several times to clear any vacuums, etc.

Drove and braked - still nothing. The thing that comes to mind is, if the electronics are all working, that leaves only the "pendulum" or whatever activates the inertia dependend system to apply the brakes.

Any thoughts?
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With my Brake Buddy, I have the same problem if I don't leave a little gap between the Brake Buddy handle and the front seat. That gap seems to allow the Brake Buddy to wobble a little bit at the start of braking to set off the sensor. Once it activates, the piston pushes on the brake and rams the handle against the seat.
Also, when you hit the test button, does the red light show on the coach receiver?
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Tom, great info, you may have hit the nail on the head.
This last hookup, for whatever reason, I brought the front seat up a little closer, on the premise that if I leave no gap, there should be less slop in the activation, therefor more "accuracy," or definitive braking, whatever.
This is the first time I've done that, and the first time I never got a confirming light, even once.
I never even thought to check if the receiver goes on as part of the test, it has never not worked.
I have contacted the factory, will let them know what you said.
Thanks so much again.
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We had a similar problem and had to do a reset on the system. Check out their website for the how to. Worked fine since then.
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