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Old 08-15-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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HHR brake problem

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I had my base plates, breakaway etc all installed on my HHR towed it for 14 miles at a max speed of 57mph.

When I unhooked from the MH the toad brakes are on and i cannot move the toad.

Any ideas?

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Old 08-15-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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What type of supplemental braking system do you have?
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:56 PM   #3
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Sorry,

It is an even brake.

It is disconnected, it acts like the breakaway is on somehow.

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Old 08-15-2012, 05:00 PM   #4
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The monitor didn't tell you the brakes were on?

Even Brake’s monitor gives you complete,
continuous braking information — at a glance.

Even Brake stays in constant communication with the motorhome, and with you. It reports any braking activity, or a change in system status, to a wireless monitor in the motorhome.
The monitor SHOWS you:
• An LED display across the top of the monitor illuminates when Even Brake is applying the brakes, or if there is any change in the braking system. The LED display is a quick, visual reference — a green, yellow or red light.
• Simultaneously, an LCD text message directly below the LED explains the current braking condition, in complete detail.
The monitor TELLS you —
• In addition to the LED display and the LCD text message, an audio tone will alert you to
an emergency braking condition.
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:26 PM   #5
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No, I have disconnected the tow bar, removed the even brake and that was when I tried to drive the HHR, THE BRAKES SEEM TO BE ON.

I will be checking the brake pedal just incase a wire is stuck in the joint at the top of the pedal.

I read somewhere on this forum about having to reset the HHR sometimes, but I cannot find that post.

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Old 08-15-2012, 06:38 PM   #6
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I have towed our 08 HHR over ten thousand miles without a problem. I have the blue ox brake buddy it has activated at different times but always releasing after application.
Let us know what you find. Hope it will be a simple fix!
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:00 PM   #7
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Turns out the issue was caused by a very small wire from the wire loom getting in the top of the brake pedal pivot.

Caused the brakes to drag and then get hot and lock up.

Moved the wire andTa Da no more brake issues.

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I have towed our 08 HHR over ten thousand miles without a problem. I have the blue ox brake buddy it has activated at different times but always releasing after application.
Let us know what you find. Hope it will be a simple fix!
Do you have the key turned to the first switch? The only way the Patriot brake will work is if the switch is set where all the idiot lights are on and then the battery goes dead after 3 hours on the HHR.
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Do you have the key turned to the first switch? The only way the Patriot brake will work is if the switch is set where all the idiot lights are on and then the battery goes dead after 3 hours on the HHR.
Do you pull #8 fuse ?

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Yes, fuse 8 is pulled. If the fuse is in the brake works.
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Yes, fuse 8 is pulled. If the fuse is in the brake works.
Ok. I have the SMI Stay and Play Duo and don't have that issue. Hope you get an answer.

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