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Old 12-25-2015, 10:37 AM   #1
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Metal Brake Buddy

I have a new to me metal Brake Buddy and I don't have an instruction manual for it. The toad (came with the BB) has an emergency switch in the grill which the previous owners instructed me to use. But the problem is I can't figure out where the attachment to the BB is for the emergency wire. How does the BB know there's an emergency? Are there any online manuals? I've tried the Brake Buddy website and there's no mention of this older unit.
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Old 12-25-2015, 11:13 AM   #2
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The emergency switch should haVe a plastic insert with a ring.. Your break-a-way cable goes one end to the ring (I suggest a clip here) and the other end to a part of your motor home NOT part of the hitch.. Suggestion is to run it through one of the safety cable attachment points and then on to the frame of the MH or some other part NOT part of the hitch.

Finally, Google: Brake Buddy (The model number) Manual
REplacing the portion in prens (and the prens) with the model number

Save resulting PDF to your hard drive.
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Thank you, I'm already set up with the switch and cable by the front bumper. It's the interior wire part that I'm questioning. There literally is no model number on the Tan Metal Brake Buddy to reference, hence my problem finding a manual. I saw somebody selling the same unit on ebay and the manual was included so I know it's out there, somewhere.
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Two wires come out of the back of the breakaway switch. They should be routed into the cabin of the toad and terminate with two banana plugs (the old style 1 wire plugs that speakers used to use). The BB had four plugs in it. Two (one red, and one black or possibly white will take the two plugs from the breakaway. The other two are to light up a bulb in the cab of the towing vehicle to tell you when the BB is activating. The other plugs are for a wireless transmitter that also indicates to a receiver plugged into an outlet in the tow vehicle that the BB is activating. They are junk and break almost immediately.
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I should add that the two wires can be plugged into the matching jacks two ways, The Right way and the other Right way (it does not matter)

IF there is an identical one on E-Bay.. Can you snag the model number from the for sale and look for that manual?
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If you aren't able to find a manual, let me know, and I can probably find, scan and send you mine. Do you have a pic of your unit?
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I have the tan metal one also-- but the manual is in the coach which is in storage. I suggest you just download the manual for the classic, which is listed online at several sites. The operation and controls are the same as the older one, just the packaging (e.g. the housing) has changed.
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