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Old 11-29-2020, 10:25 AM   #1
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Brake lights staying on

I am the owner of a 2000 Country Coach Allure. After parking the motorhome and turning everything off I noticed that my brake lights were on. After trying everything I could think of to make them go out didn't work I tried driving forward about 50 feet and backing up. That made the lights go out. This has happened several times since, and going forward and back always works to make the brake lights go out. Has anyone ever experienced this? Any ideas on what is going on? Thank you.
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My thought is a sticky brake light switch by the pedal if we are so equipped
Maybe small shot of lube on it and press it a couple times?

Next to that I'm stumped
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Old 11-29-2020, 02:25 PM   #3
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Air brakes. ??

If it has a floor mounted brake pedal, the hinge may be sticky. Pick it up with your toe and see if they go out.

If that's it, spray some rust removing stuff on it, and work it in until it moves freely.
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Old 11-29-2020, 02:25 PM   #4
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Certainly sounds like a sticky brake light switch. The switches I've replaced on cars/trucks have been very inexpensive to replace.
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The Bendix SL-5 brake light switch may be faulty. Mine is in front run bay. Measure voltage across terminals.

Second I have two brake signal relays. One from Bendix and one from ECM for engine brake. Check relay for discolor or melting case.

Third there is a brake light relay. Ditto to check for melting.

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Exactly thing happened to me on the first night of a three month trip With a 2000 Intrigue. The bay under the driver seat had three pressure switch is triggered by air. One of the three controls the brake light. I can’t tell you which one. It is a common truck part that I got from Freightliner for about 50 bucks six years ago.I turned the light off that night by turning the power off to the coach and took it to a shop the next day. Good luck let us know what the problem turns out to be
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Exactly thing happened to me on the first night of a three month trip With a 2000 Intrigue. The bay under the driver seat had three pressure switch is triggered by air. One of the three controls the brake light. I can’t tell you which one. It is a common truck part that I got from Freightliner for about 50 bucks six years ago.I turned the light off that night by turning the power off to the coach and took it to a shop the next day. Good luck let us know what the problem turns out to be
Ahh thats making sense I am going to take a look in our 04 to locate them. Not an issue now but future reference
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Exactly thing happened to me on the first night of a three month trip With a 2000 Intrigue. The bay under the driver seat had three pressure switch is triggered by air. One of the three controls the brake light. I canít tell you which one. It is a common truck part that I got from Freightliner for about 50 bucks six years ago.I turned the light off that night by turning the power off to the coach and took it to a shop the next day. Good luck let us know what the problem turns out to be
The Brake light switch is a Bendix SL-5, which monitors air pressure and outputs an electrical signal when metered air is output from the treadle valve (brake pedal is pressed). It is the round one in the attached picture.

There are an additional 3 air pressure switches - the oblong metal switches in the top of the picture. They measure air pressure and send signal to activate Park brake switch light, low pressure primary tank light, low pressure secondary tank light (rear and front brakes, respectively).

Hope this helps.
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Brian,
Works for me. Our coach is in storage in Phoenix but I do remember seeing something like that

Appreciate the photo
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Brian,
Works for me. Our coach is in storage in Phoenix but I do remember seeing something like that

Appreciate the photo
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Just a heads up: My '01 Intrigue has two brake light switches side by side in the compartment below the driver's seat. They are shown in the electrical diagrams and I found them when hooking up my trailer brake controller.

IF you could get the brake lights to stick again, (good luck) you could possibly test with a test light which one is sticking. When lights are off, there should only be 12v on one terminal of the switch. Both sides should be hot when brakes are applied.
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