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Old 09-10-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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Honda crv 07 / brake buddy problems

Put new brake buddy Vantage Select in my 2007 Honda CRV. When I first put it in it did not work correctly. Sent back to Hopkins. They replaced eler. reg. Once again put in car and it worked through one cycle and stopped. Sent back to Hopkins. Just got it back today with note to check polarity in the socket that this was the second elec. reg replaced due to reverse polarity. So I did a 75 mile round trip today to Honda dealer to have this checked out and there is no problem with it.
Plugged brake buddy in and it worked through one cycle then the compressor made noise of air releasing and the compressor just kept running and would not pump up. Icalled Hopkins and they are sending new one but said he suggest I run seperate wires and another socket to plug brake buddy into.


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Old 09-10-2010, 05:51 PM   #2
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Had this happen with a Jeep. The first unit had no screws in the bottom and it fell off when we took it out of the plastic bag. I noticed that they didn't include a wired outlet - they did a few years back with my basic model. The compressor would run and dump the air. Today we got a replacement unit. The screws were there but it rattled and a piece of plastic fell out. Looking at the other unit we determined it was one of the braces that hold the air tank. Being that it had 3 more we decided not to send it back. When we tried to test the unit it collapsed the front of the car seat. I tried the aluminum seat cover that I received with the older unit (braced the front of the seat), It didn't work and we decided to have one made for the Jeep seat at a local machine shop.
Quite a let down in quality from my 2004 basic model.
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