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Old 08-21-2021, 08:49 PM   #1
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Exhaust brake or engine brake

On my last coach I found what I think was called a “Brakeswitch”
It would automatically engage the engine or exhaust brake when pressing the service brake. I think it held until applying throttle again. So very handy in using it all the time when braking.
What made it nice was that lifting off the throttle would not activate the engine brake.
Does anyone know where I can get another one or something similar?
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On my last coach I found what I think was called a “Brakeswitch”
It would automatically engage the engine or exhaust brake when pressing the service brake. I think it held until applying throttle again. So very handy in using it all the time when braking.
What made it nice was that lifting off the throttle would not activate the engine brake.
Does anyone know where I can get another one or something similar?


I did some more searching and found info. Evidently Homer is no longer selling the brakeswitch. Does anyone know of a replacement? Also another thread says that the exhaust brake can be “programmed”. I have a Cummins ISL on a Spartan Chassis in a 2002 Newmar MA. Who do I contact about programming the exhaust brake?

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I would call Spartan first. If they don’t know then call Cummins.
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You most likely have an engine brake instead of an exhaust brake on your ISL, but I cannot be certain. Still, you should call Cummins, with your engine serial number, to confirm if you have the engine brake and ask them if it can be programmed as you describe. Call Spartan and ask the same questions.
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