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Old 09-26-2014, 01:42 PM   #1
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Stealth Brake Buddy causing brake switch to go bad

I have a 2009 Honda Cr-V with a Stealth Brake Buddy installed and this is my 2nd extended trip using the Stealth. Yesterday my Honda experienced VSA problem sluggish performance will not accelerate over 15mph. Took Honda to dealership and they found a defective brake switch. I believe the Stealth is connected to the brake switch. My question is has anyone else experienced similar problems with the Stealth?
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I just read through the installation instructions for the Stealth Brake Buddy, I don't see how it would damage a brake switch, it's not even connected, mechanically or electrically to the brake switch.

http://www.brakebuddy.com/pic/instru...tionmanual.pdf

When you say brake switch, are you talking about the switch that turns on the brake lights? The only way that switch could be harmed is if the brake pedal is being pulled onto it with too much force, but most brake light switches I've seen are activated by the pedal being pulled AWAY from the rest position, not INTO the on position.
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Thanks BFlinn 181 for the info
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Glad you're aboard Pat. Sorry I can't help with your question. Best of luck on a solution. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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I have a 2009 Honda Cr-V with a Stealth Brake Buddy installed and this is my 2nd extended trip using the Stealth. Yesterday my Honda experienced VSA problem sluggish performance will not accelerate over 15mph. Took Honda to dealership and they found a defective brake switch. I believe the Stealth is connected to the brake switch. My question is has anyone else experienced similar problems with the Stealth?
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I had a very strange problem with my Stealth. I usually keep my car (2012 CRV) garaged but on this occasion it was not and it was a very cold freezing morning when I started the car. It was not connected to the motorhome and had not been connected in well over a month. I started the car and noticed immediately that I had no brakes to speak of. The brake peddle felt that it was pumped up but very spongy and no brakes. After thinking about the situation, I removed the "dust" cover from the Stealth connector/plug and replaced it. Note:It was on tight when I removed it.
I replaced it, and got back in the car and all was well. I once again had good brakes. ???
I have written Brake Buddy (3 days ago) about it but have yet to receive a response. Very strange, unless the freezing cold caused one or more of the pins to contract???
Anybody else have problems with the Stealth brake system?
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