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Old 03-14-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
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Brake Buddy Remote

I recently bought the Brake Buddy vantage select and I've used it the last 4 times I've moved (full timer). The first three moves it seemed to work fine. The last move of about 200 miles I struggled getting the remote to indicate braking (red light). I could change sensitivity. however, the sensitivity changes seemed to be flakey meaning I had to push the buttons two or three times. At all times I was using the 12VDC adapter. The wife was getting irratated with the hard braking and I had to convince her it was an important test .

Once I unplugged the 12 Volt DC adapter and used the internal battery only the remote seemed to start working properly, indicating braking and adjusting sensitivity as selected. This seems to be related to an RF issue between the Brake Buddy and the remote.

Is there some trick to placement of the remote, or is there a trick when using the 12VDC adapter??

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Old 03-15-2009, 03:45 AM   #2
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Brake Buddy remote

If your remote is working properly on batteries and not when plugged in to 12 volt then that would suggest a problem with your 12 volt plug. I would first make sure you have power where you are plugging in your remote and then check the plug where it goes in to the remote. You might also use a multimeter and check power at the small plug that goes to the remote and see if you have full voltage. There is a fuse in the cigarette lighter plug, check to see if it is OK. If all else fails, contact Brake Buddy, they are very friendly and always willing to assist customers with problems. Please let us know when you fix the problem in case someone else has the same problem. Good luck and Happy RVing!
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