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Old 07-24-2015, 11:06 AM   #1
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invisibrake 2013 honda fit sport

I am trying to determine the best place to install the master unit of the RoadMaster Invisibrake.

It appears under the seat is too constricting and I really don't want to encumber the passenger/cargo area as we will be using that area to carry golf clubs, etc. and I don't want to hazard damaging the unit.

If you have installed the Invisibrake in your Honda Fit - where was your ideal location?

Thank you in advance.
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I had the same issues so I went with the SMI Stay and Play. The control unit mounts under the hood and the actuator mounts directly to the pedal and is unseen. There is a small control box with a switch that needs to be mounted near the drivers door to activate the system, but it is very small. JH


So far I have been very happy with the overall function with the SMI unit, great self-adjusting braking action. JH
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invisibrake 2013 honda fit sport

I have the Invisibrake installed on my 2013 Honda Fit. The control box is installed behind the drivers seat on the floor and slightly under the drivers seat. People riding behind the driver have to watch their feet but it doesn't interfere with cargo when the seats are laid flat. The actuator is under the carpet on the left side of the drivers foot well. It doesn't interfere with the drivers feet and is pretty much invisable. We have driven the car 18,000 miles and the only problems we have had was a vacuum line that pulled off the control line when the seat was adjusted. It needed a clamp to hold it on. We had trouble with water building up in the plug on the front of the car that connects to the coach. It needed to be water proofed as the water would short the pins and activate the vacuum pump setting the brakes. Other then those problems it has worked perfectly.


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I have the Invisibrake installed on my 2013 Honda Fit. The control box is installed behind the drivers seat on the floor and slightly under the drivers seat. People riding behind the driver have to watch their feet but it doesn't interfere with cargo when the seats are laid flat. The actuator is under the carpet on the left side of the drivers foot well. It doesn't interfere with the drivers feet and is pretty much invisable. We have driven the car 18,000 miles and the only problems we have had was a vacuum line that pulled off the control line when the seat was adjusted. It needed a clamp to hold it on. We had trouble with water building up in the plug on the front of the car that connects to the coach. It needed to be water proofed as the water would short the pins and activate the vacuum pump setting the brakes. Other then those problems it has worked perfectly.


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What did you do to water proof the plug? When we had the unit on our 95 Accord, we couldn't use it when it rained for that reason. Now it's on our CR-V, but California has little rain this year.
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Not sure what they did to it. I think it involved a lot of rtv silicone. Went thur some really heavy rain last October in MS without any problems. It's been thru the car wash numerous times also. That was how we discovered the problem to start with.


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Thanks for the insights.

I will let you know what happens.
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for the very same reason, some chose rvibrake or just don't use any (let's put aside the laws for a moment) as it's so light, really no impact to brakebility of a large rv. from another angle to look at it, you would need to sync them "perfectly" otherwise either the brake drags or has no braking at all.
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x2 for the SMI Stay-in-Play Duo, and underhood install. The inside-the-cabin components are small.
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