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Old 10-09-2016, 06:23 AM   #15
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I would like to hear/see more about the switch you installed on the toad brake pedal..... I love our Ready Brake this will be the 3rd MH we have used it on.. It is mounted on a 96 Tracker

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I installed a motorcycle brake switch on a bracket. Put a spring between switch and a bracket that I made to attach the 2 ready brake cable too. My Captiva does not turn brake lights on when key is in accessory position. The connectors seen in picture below connect to a LED light that hangs from sun visor. I can see this light in my rear view camera. Power is supplied to LED and switch from a 12 volt plug in luggage area of car.

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I do not keep switch and light hooked up all the time. Usually first part of trip to make sure everything is working correctly.
Others have done a similar mod by using a relay that works off car brake switch. Some cars have brake lights working anytime brake pedal is pressed. Indicator light can be attached to the high brake light on rear of car.
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The mc brake light switch was a great idea Ron. I used the same thing on our golf car for brake lights. Did the spring come with it? I just used a piece of wire to connect the switch to the brake arm. The problem is that the lights are not ignition switched so I can't set the parking brake without the brake lights remaining on. A little off topic, sorry.
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Spring that came with switch was to long. Picked one up at Menard's that worked.
When I did mine I found several different ways to do it. I used the motorcycle switch because it fit my cars operating system best.
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I have the Ready Brute system on my towed and has worked great.
As to a activity light on the toad, why not tie into the brake light system? The brake lights work when the brakes are activated.

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I have the Ready Brute system on my towed and has worked great.
As to a activity light on the toad, why not tie into the brake light system? The brake lights work when the brakes are activated.
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Not all vehicles brake lights work when in tow mode. My Captiva is one of them.
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