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Old 03-20-2011, 09:42 AM   #1
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Brake Buddy not firm against seat

Just installed my new brake buddy in my Toyota 4runner . To make sure all was working properly I had a volunteer ride in the towed vehicle for a short distance .( I know do not do this but we went to remote area parking lot with no other vehicles around !) . I ran the MH to about 25 mph and applied my brakes . The Brake Buddy pulsated on / off but seemed to push the seat cushion in and out . I could not solve the issue by adjusting the location of the buddy against the seat . Has anyone made a floor board and a back for the buddy to set in and push against ?. Seems I need a firm backdrop for the buddy to push against . Any help is always appreciated .
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:45 AM   #2
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Mine pushes hard against the seat cushion too but still is able to apply sufficient pressure to the brake pedal. I would think that making some form of mounting device to maybe hold it in place and give it a hard surface to push against couldn't hurt.

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Old 03-20-2011, 09:09 PM   #3
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I made a wood base with a supported back board which the brake unit will push against . I will try it out next weekend . Thanks for the info .

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Old 03-21-2011, 05:59 PM   #4
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Brake Buddy has a device that may solve your problem. It's basically a U shaped piece of aluminum that you position ovet the seat cushion. They sent me one at no charge to use in my 07 Wrangler. However, I have found that a piece of plywood positioned vertically between the front of the seat and the BB works much better.

I cut a notch out of one corner to make the edge of the plywood sit flat on the floor. I have used this setup for over 30,000 miles with no problems.
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I do what ernieh does, plus I put a bungie cord around the BB and hook to the seat. That holds it in one place. Marvh
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First trip with the BB hooked up . Once I made a flat base for the BB to sit on and a vertical back which pressed against the seat all went well . Thanks for all the suggestions .

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