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Old 04-06-2008, 03:50 PM   #1
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I have an Add-A-Brake supplemental braking system that is triggered by the RV brake lights. My engine brake activates the brake lights also. My concern is going downhill using the engine brake which will keep the brake lights on and thus the supplemental braking system in the toad. Has anyone encountered this problem and is there a solution?
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I have an Add-A-Brake supplemental braking system that is triggered by the RV brake lights. My engine brake activates the brake lights also. My concern is going downhill using the engine brake which will keep the brake lights on and thus the supplemental braking system in the toad. Has anyone encountered this problem and is there a solution?
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It may be possible to reprogram the Cummins so the brake lights do not come on when using the engine brake, but IMHO, that's not a good solution.

It may be possible to rewire things so the Add-A-Brake only receives power when the brake pedal is depressed.
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There is a exhaust brake controller that will allow you to activate the exhaust brake upon application of the brake. It allows coasting until you touch the brakes and woks in conjuction with the cruis control. Look at this option: http://www.brakeswitch.com/
I've had it installed for some time. There are times when I want the coach to coast without the exhaust brake coming on and barke switch allows that. Best $$ I've spent in a long time. If this functionality is what you are looking for then Brake Switch may be the solutionl

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