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Old 10-16-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
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Question about Brake Buddy

I purchased a used DP that included a Suzuki Sidekick Sport 4x4. It's got the hitch hooked up and a brake buddy system but I have no idea how to use it and I don't have a manual for it. Anybody know how those work? I was told all I have to do is put the car in neutral, that when I plug in the wiring harness that activates the brake buddy. Is that correct?

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Old 10-17-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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Hi Paula. I moved your question to a separate thread so that it would get more visibility. Hopefully some Brake Buddy owner will see this and help. Good luck.

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Manuals for Brake Buddy can be found here Installation Manuals | BrakeBuddy - Braking systems for motorhomes towing a vehicle

Setting up the car will require info from the manufacturer.
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You can Google brakebuddy, go to their site and download the manuel for your model. The operating and installation instructions are in the manuel.
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Not familiar with the vehicle but have a Brake Buddy. Once you hook the brake buddy to the brake pedal in the toad plug it in to 12 volt circuit that's always energized. Select the lightest brake setting, the push the test button. The unit will apply the brakes a few times and if the unit is in the correct position the ready light will come on. Check the brake pedal connection again and you are ready to tow. When you are read to remove the unit from the toad in plug the 12 volt connection and push the release button. This will release the stored air, now disconnect the brake pedal. Mine is 12 yrs. old and has a remote sensor that is mounted in the coach. This will tell you when the unit is braking. Hope this helps.
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On the Suzuki, the 4x4 transfer case has to be in neutral, not the transmission. If the steering wheel is normally locked when the key is off, you also have to turn the key to whatever position unlocks it, usually Accessory. That's because the front wheels must be free to turn left/right as it is towed.

What year Suzuki? Chances are you can find an owner manual for it online as well.
Here is a link to the 1995 Sidekick manual
And a 1997...
1997 Suzuki Sidekick Owners Manual For Free - Circuit PDF, Electronic Component, User Manual and Datasheet Reference - Randy2006.Com

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