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Old 06-30-2018, 10:15 AM   #1
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Breakaway cable on Honda CRV

I am in the process of installing a Brake Buddy system in my 2011 Honda CRV.
Where did you run the break away cable through the firewall?


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Old 06-30-2018, 05:37 PM   #2
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A Brake Buddy system doesn't need a cable running through the firewall, just wires from the switch mounted in front. The cable connected to the rear of the RV pulls a pin, which closes a circuit if the Toad breaks away from the RV. This electric signal is transmitted through wires to the Brake Buddy. The BB takes that signal and applies the brakes.

The wires can be run in a variety of ways. I've installed the wiring through the fender and then under the door gasket, under the dash to the BB. I've also drilled a hole in the firewall under the master brake cylinder. Another option is to poke the wire through a grommet already piercing the firewall for other wires.

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Old 07-01-2018, 12:44 AM   #3
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I ran my tail light & break away wires through the firewall. With the hood open, look for a black rubber plug, toward the top/ center of the firewall. Pull it off & cut out the center of it. I ran my tail light wires, through the interior panels, thresholds, kick panel, up & over the brake & steering, & out the hole. I pushed the break away plug & wires, through the plug, then I ran the tail light wires trough the other way. Then I pushed the plug back into the firewall. I pulled the trim panel off the side of the shifter console, drilled a 1/2 in. hole, in the bottom cubby hole, under the shifter, & pulled out enough slack to reach the brake unit (your Brake Buddy). When not in use, I roll up the wires & stash it in the cubby hole.

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Old 07-01-2018, 05:30 AM   #4
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